ARCTIC SEA ICE –Where do you start history–

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:

Old sea-ice graph Screen_Shot_2017_03_28_at_1_28_42_PM

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.

Obuoy 14 0329 webcam

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.”

4 thoughts on “ARCTIC SEA ICE –Where do you start history–

  1. Yes, 1979 might have been the coldest year since record keeping began. So alarmist reasoning is that if it has trended warmer from the coldest year on record, that represents catastrophic warming and a mass extinction. But maybe there has been no trend at all since 1959 or 1939, or even 1819.

    • I think there are signs of “cycles”, and that it would be helpful if we learned to read the signs, rather than doing what Alarmists do, which is to attempt to force the evidence into a proof of a preconceived notion.

      Knowing how the cycles work wouldn’t mean we could be sure of them, for the sun is variable and can knock the cycles out of whack. By “read the signs” I mean we should be able to foresee which direction all the variables are pushing things.

      People don’t seem to understand there are so many variables that we should be in a mode where we are responding to changes. We are the ones who need to adjust, but instead Alarmists adjust old data, trying to make it conform to their bias.

      It is a bit like the idea of a “driverless car”. People like to think they can get everything figured out beforehand, so they can skip the bother of steering. Me? I sort of enjoy the sensation of steering and being in control. And I understand the “driverless car” suffered a setback, out in California, last week. One ran into a police man on a motorcycle.

      Hmmm. Who got the ticket?

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