“New bear species discovered: Ursus Bogus“. Anthony Watts claims he’s been “avoiding this photo issue” but he somehow manages to jump in with both feet. The denialists are outraged that the recent letter in Science about the political and personal attacks by denialists on climate scientists was printed with a photoshopped image of a polar bear on an ice floe. This is a deception!!!!! Damn those graphic artists!
When you’ve got no real argument to make I guess you argue about nothing.
The amusing part of this is Anthony’s writing: “I had been avoiding this photo issue, because well, the whole thing is stupid no matter how you look at it ….”
To quote Forrest Gump, Anthony: “Stupid is as Stupid Does!”
You can watch the summertime movement of the sea ice away from the Arctic coast. See the sea ice extent slide show at IARC-JAXA. Just click through May, and then June, of 2009.
Or NSIDC’s Sea Ice Animation Tool, thru a progression of Julys.
Or Cryosphere Today
Also consider the Polar Science Center’s Five Movies
I see relevance here to the various populations of polar bears. But I couldn’t name which progression best tells the story.
Or the University of Bremen’s “Daily Updated AMSR-E Sea Ice Maps”