The Guardian sees the light on wind driven Arctic ice loss

The Guardian sees the light on wind driven Arctic ice loss“. As Anthony Watts knows, newspapers are where science happens. Anthony seems to think that there’s a grudging admission about Arctic ice underway at The Guardian, at least partly driven by his own searing scrutiny. The article is reporting findings from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Monthly February ice extent, 1979 - 2010 shows a 2.9% decline per decade. Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

This quote from Anthony’s copy-and-paste of the Guardian article would be enlightening if he paused to reflect (italics mine):

Ice blown out of the region by Arctic winds can explain around one-third of the steep downward trend in sea ice extent in the region since 1979.

What’s up with the other two-thirds, eh? I guess as long as Anthony can include the word “doubt” he thinks his job is done.

2 thoughts on “The Guardian sees the light on wind driven Arctic ice loss

  1. And why does he not consider why the wind finds it easier to blow the ice out of the area? This suggests to me that as the ice melts further, there will be more sudden losses. It most likely won’t be a nice even reduction in sea ice extent (or volume) over time.

    [But for Anthony Arctic winds didn't exist until a few years ago, so they're only a factor over the last few years and hence disprove global warming. :-) - Ben]

    • For Anthony, even the red-blue colour scheme used on anomaly charts disprove global warming, going by his latest post. I mean how can ice be red? :)

      [Anthony needs to look up the word "anomaly". - Ben]

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