Tagged: Arctic sea ice

Monckton in NZ: tells lies on radio, threatens academics and journalists - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 04, 2013

The Monckton has landed in New Zealand, and he’s up to his usual tricks. In a desperate display of attention-seeking behaviour, the discount Viscount has lashed out at his critics, threatened libel actions against a scientist and a journalist, and attacked the good standing of Victoria University of Wellington. To make matters worse, in a [...] … Read More

Cold wind to Valhalla: Arctic ice loss brings spring snow to UK and Europe - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 01, 2013

It’s been a cold and snowy end to winter in Britain and much of Europe. The worst March snowfall for 30 years (according to The Telegraph) caused significant disruption to much of the UK, and lead to heavy loss of sheep and lambs in Wales. The UK Met Office reports that March is likely to [...] … Read More

The year the earth bit back: top climate stories of 2012 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 29, 2012

2012Amidst the blizzard of year-end roundups, here’s one you have to read in full — a joint effort put together by a diverse group of bloggers and scientists: Angela Fritz, Eli Rabett, Emilee Pierce, Greg Laden, Joe Romm, John Abraham, Laurence Lewis, Leo Hickman, Michael Mann, Michael Tobis, Paul Douglas, Scott Mandia, Scott Brophy, Stephan [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #29: if the sun don’t come, you get a tan from standing in the English rain - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 11, 2012

This week The Climate Show brings you an all news special. We have wet summers for Europe, permafrost warming delivering a methane kick, La Niña driving floods that make sea level fall, a glacier calving in Antarctica, mammoths and sabre tooth tigers — all delivered with Glenn and Gareth’s inimitable panache (!). Watch The Climate [...] … Read More

Record Arctic Sea-ice minimum 2012 declared – it’s the Silly Season! - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 23, 2012

In early August I posted my predictions for the “sceptical” response to the record sea ice minimum. Time to call myself to account. I had planned to do my own analysis, but John Mason at Skeptical Science has done such an excellent job of ploughing through the mountains of bullshit that I asked his permission [...] … Read More

Ice bottom blues - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 19, 2012

According to the latest bulletin from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in the US, Arctic sea ice is likely to be at or about its minimum extent for the summer (as of Sept 17th). The animation above shows how the ice melt proceeded through the summer (up to Sept 14th), and the graph [...] … Read More

Arctic code red: uncharted territory - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Sep 16, 2012

Nearly four years ago I reviewed Climate Code Red by Australians David Spratt and Philip Sutton. Even then the authors spoke of the recently released 2007 IPCC report as too conservative in its predictions. Here’s how I described their position: The authors lament the limitations of the IPCC system, ascribing them partly to pressure from [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #28: transglobal overground (with added ice) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 13, 2012

The boys are back, and they can’t stop talking. Glenn’s got his studio set up in London, Gareth’s Waipara internet connection is still marginal, but what was meant to be a ten minute proof of international connectibility turned into a 40 minute extended rumination on Glenn’s arrival in London during the wet summer and extended [...] … Read More

How “sceptics” view Arctic sea ice decline - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 06, 2012

In the grand tradition of the Skeptical Science global temperature “escalator“, Dana Nucitelli has put together an animated graphic that shows how cranks/deniers/faux-sceptics tend to view the Arctic sea ice decline, contrasted with how the rest of the world sees it. Dovetails nicely with my projections of the response to the melt from the crank [...] … Read More