Arctic sea ice melt has turned the corner

That “Ice-Free Arctic” we were promised, on ice for yet another year… ❄️

Watts Up With That?

I almost called this yesterday, but I needed more data to be sure. All of the data I’ve looked at agrees, Arctic sea ice is now on the upswing, and in a big way.

Here is the plot from NSIDC:

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This graph from Wipneus shows the abruptness of the change:

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And the physics of ice is also a dead giveaway. Here, the Arctic temperature shows a dramatic upswing.

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This is why: when water freezes it releases its specific latent heat.

The specific latent heat is the amount of energy required to convert 1 kg (or 1 lb) of a substance from solid to liquid (or vice-versa) without a change in the temperature of the surroundings — all absorbed energy goes into the phase change — is known as the specific latent heat of fusion.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latent_heat#Specific_latent_heat

For water, that’s about 334 KiloJoules of energy per kilogram.

Added: Note that in the…

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Wildly Corrupt Government Climate Science

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It has been obvious since about April that government agencies had been instructed to make 2014 the hottest year ever. But this headline in the Washington Post summed up the fraud in spectacular fashion.

ScreenHunter_521 Dec. 04 17.21Fall snow cover in Northern Hemisphere was most extensive on record, even with temperatures at high mark – The Washington Post

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The record snow extent this autumn was due to record intrusions of cold air to low latitudes in North America and Asia. Obviously not compatible with record heat.

But it gets must worse. Last winter also had well above average snow cover.

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Antarctica had record sea ice cover this year.

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The amount of sea ice on Earth is above normal.

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Satellite temperatures are far more accurate than surface temperatures, and they show that temperatures are not warming, and are nowhere near a record.

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Wood for Trees: Interactive Graphs

The surface temperature record which the claims…

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Why NCDC Is Making Fraudulent Claims About “Hottest Year Ever”

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2014 is nowhere near the hottest year ever, but NCDC is claiming it is because the White House agenda requires some fake data.

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Most of the land surface is below normal temperature this year.

unnamed (4)2014 is an average year at the end of an 18 year plateau.

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NCDC is releasing fake climate data for White House political purposes.  Obama knows that he can get a “deal” by simply selling out the United States. He also knows that the Republicans in Congress are too lazy and confused to stop him.

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