A brief post to make a blunt point:
I have today read, “Just this week, it was reported that the Arctic’s winter sea ice dropped to its lowest level in recorded history.”
However on his blog Joe Bastardi posted this graph:
Where do we start history?
All the hard work of the old-timers gets ignored. Even the early Nimbus satellite data gets ignored.
(Hat tip to Joe Bastardi, who saved this graph. It looks like it might be Tony Heller’s work. )
By the way, here’s a pretty shot from O-buoy 14, up in Parry Channel.
Parry Channel was named after William Parry who sailed farther west than this picture shows in a sailboat in 1819. Did you catch that? Not a high-powered Icebreaker. A cotton picking sailboat. And the year?
So please don’t tire me with talk about “the lowest ice extent in recorded history.”