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Arctic sea ice / Re: MOSAiC news
« on: December 09, 2019, 09:02:52 PM »
The Kapitan Dranitsyn..... last reported on Dec-03 at 11:30 UTC.

CruiseMapper reveals the current position of Kapitan Dranitsyn and numerous other icebreakers:

https://www.cruisemapper.com/?imo=7824405

No history seems to be available however.

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The rest / Re: The Media: Examples of Good AND Bad Journalism
« on: October 21, 2019, 12:31:48 PM »
Christopher Booker is dead. Long live Sarah Knapton?

A Climate Feedback takedown of an article by The Daily Telegraph's alleged "Science Editor", Sarah Knapton:

https://climatefeedback.org/evaluation/telegraph-article-misleads-with-false-balance-mixing-in-unsupported-and-inaccurate-claims-sarah-knapton/

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This article in The Telegraph attempts to discuss the science of observed global warming and the factors responsible. However, mixed in with some accurate factual statements are claims that give readers the impression that the answers are unknown, and climate science is “up for debate”.

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So not quite there yet.

I cannot help but wonder if the words and images are appearing in public after a few days delay?

Surely the expedition tracking map cannot lie?

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The rest / Re: Brexit...
« on: October 20, 2019, 03:37:10 PM »
I'd say a letter without signatures of the government is not a valid application for extension.

John Bercow said yesterday after the latest procedural shenanigans in the House of Commons but before the "unsigned letter" from BoJo that he would send a signed letter to Brussels if instructed to do so by either Judges or MPs.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: October 19, 2019, 01:37:47 PM »
Stick a stake through their hearts, and just like Dracula, they will be back in yet another "Hammer Horror" movie before the blood on the stake is dry.

Which goes some way to supporting our initial hypothesis?

https://www.researchgate.net/project/Social-and-Political-Psychology-of-the-Ship-of-Fools-meme

Here's the next episode of the Hammer house of horror show:

http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2019/10/watts-up-with-arctic-sea-ice-thickness/#comment-294855

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David Middleton is now regurgitating the old Skate/Seadragon surfacing at the North Pole stuff.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: October 19, 2019, 11:48:32 AM »
Whilst we do own Zoe we are doing our best to lend her to other people.

Davidstow Electric Vehicle Hire has now been "officially" launched with great fanfare!

https://twitter.com/jim_hunt/status/1184422529311629313

If ever you happen to find yourself in urgent need of some electric wheels whilst in North Cornwall please do give us a call!

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« on: October 18, 2019, 04:48:19 PM »
Matt Ridley was on Julia Hartley-Brewer's "chat show" earlier. Apart from accusing Extinction Rebellion of "hypocrisy" Matt was rather economical with the truth about Arctic temperatures and sea ice. At the end of the video he exhorted Julia's loyal viewers to "stand up to the bullies". I think he was referring to XR, but I took him at his word and stood up to the purveyors of porkie pies at Watts Up With That in no uncertain terms:
 
https://twitter.com/jim_hunt/status/1185157156313677824

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Policy and solutions / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: October 18, 2019, 01:42:03 PM »
This morning the Viscount Ridley and Julia Hartley-Brewer have been prattling on about the "hypocrisy" of XR. At ~50:00 minutes Matt exhorted Julia's loyal viewers to "stand up to the bullies", so I did:
 
https://twitter.com/jim_hunt/status/1185157156313677824

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« on: October 18, 2019, 08:51:35 AM »
Too many are worried about perception, feelings, or their own personal agenda to be concerned about the truth.

That certainly applies to Anthony Watts! Hence:

https://twitter.com/GreatWhiteCon/status/1185084851336204288

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As part of an exciting new research project we proudly present incontrovertible evidence of the ways in which "Watts Up With That" conspires to suppress "alternative" points of view regarding the current decline of Arctic sea ice.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Northern Sea Route - Days Open
« on: October 18, 2019, 08:03:36 AM »
I reckon the Vilkitsky Strait is now just about closed to "private vessels" at the very least:

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Mike and Borge appear to have reached the North Pole today:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: PIOMAS vs CryoSat
« on: October 17, 2019, 01:55:12 PM »

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Policy and solutions / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: October 17, 2019, 01:42:54 PM »
A big XR "own goal"?

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« on: October 17, 2019, 01:38:29 PM »
As luck would have it the latest article published at WUWT is by David Middleton on the thorny topic of Arctic sea ice.

How "unfortunate" is it in all the circumstances that I am prevented from commenting on David's words of wisdom?

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« on: October 17, 2019, 12:04:13 PM »
None of us is perfect of course but those allegations are indeed far from anything I would have
guessed possible as far as @Jim is concerned.

You are very kind Philopek.

As far as I can ascertain the only possible motivation for Mr. Watts actions is to prevent his loyal readership from being exposed to the data (perhaps "facts" is too strong a word?) emanating from the Arctic.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« on: October 17, 2019, 11:56:55 AM »
For some strange reason Anthony Watts is ignoring my follow up question:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: PIOMAS vs CryoSat
« on: October 17, 2019, 11:53:56 AM »
Do we have any info if the Polar Science Center are doing comparisons of their model data with CryoSat-2 data?

Yes. See:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/307429069_Comparison_of_Arctic_Sea_Ice_Thickness_from_Satellites_Aircraft_and_PIOMAS_Data

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In this study, six Arctic sea ice thickness products are compared: the AVHRR Polar Pathfinder-extended (APP-x), ICESat, CryoSat-2, SMOS, NASA IceBridge aircraft flights, and the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS).

There's also this related set of slides:

http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/sat/meetings/documents/PSTG-6_Doc_06-01-05_SIThickness-Intercomparison-Wang-Key.pdf


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Arctic sea ice / Re: PIOMAS vs CryoSat
« on: October 16, 2019, 02:54:58 PM »
The CryoSat-2 image is from the laser thingy?

IceSat-2 is "the laser thingy". CryoSat-2 is the "interferometric radar range-finder thingy":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CryoSat-2

It's a "measurement" of sorts, but still has to make assumptions about snow thickness to turn freeboard measurements into sea ice thickness numbers.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: October 16, 2019, 12:35:19 PM »
The Centre for Polar Observation and Monitoring have just published the first CryoSat-2 Arctic sea ice thickness map of the 2019/20 freezing season:

http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2019/10/facts-about-the-arctic-in-october-2019/#Oct-16

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Note in particular the dark blue area north of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Latest PIOMAS update (October 2019)
« on: October 15, 2019, 11:06:09 PM »
I had trouble adding a comment as well.

I just managed to add a comment over at the ASIB:

https://neven1.typepad.com/blog/2019/10/piomas-october-2019.html?cid=6a0133f03a1e37970b0240a4df8e82200b#comment-6a0133f03a1e37970b0240a4df8e82200b

That was signing in using the "Twitter" option.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« on: October 15, 2019, 09:44:14 PM »
Shock News!!!

Anthony has published my polite question asking what rules I might have inadvertently infringed, and responded as follows.

Gator the abusive sock puppet is welcomed with open(ish) arms at WUWT. However Jim, bearing lots of peer reviewed evidence under my own name, is banished to the eighth circle of hell and beyond:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« on: October 15, 2019, 05:57:38 PM »
The small print says copyright on anything sent to WUWT belongs to them.

Fear not Gerontocrat!

I have now been banned (again) from WUWT for the mortal sin of allowing myself to be abused in the most heinous of fashions:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« on: October 14, 2019, 05:46:23 PM »
Expecting decency? C'mon, man.

The current WUWT moderator(s) has sprung to my assistance! (ROFL)^(1/0)

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The rest / Re: Empire - America and the future
« on: October 14, 2019, 02:19:33 PM »
Apropos nothing in particular:

https://twitter.com/GenMhayden

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Trump Just Enlisted America in a New Axis of Evil

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Policy and solutions / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: October 14, 2019, 01:40:22 PM »
A recent "tweet" from Prof. Richard Pancost, Head of the School of Earth Sciences at Bristol University and Emeritus Director of the Cabot Institute:

https://twitter.com/rpancost/status/1183347552822976513

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Proud to be a signatory to this. Some aspects of XR must improve - including its diversity and inclusion. But there is no doubt that the Climate Emergency demands radical action. And protests are essential to achieving that.

According to Reuters:

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In a joint declaration, climate scientists, physicists, biologists, engineers and others from at least 20 countries broke with the caution traditionally associated with academia to side with peaceful protesters courting arrest from Amsterdam to Melbourne.


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Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« on: October 14, 2019, 12:43:44 PM »
I'm all about mechanics and engineering.

I'm all about electronics, computing and engineering, and I have to agree with you that GSY's unsubstantiated allegations concerning our IQ should be taken as a compliment from someone unable to win "the argument"!

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Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: October 14, 2019, 12:22:17 PM »
This morning's 5 day outlook for the North Atlantic:


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Via Mike Horn's Instagram account:

http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2019/10/facts-about-the-arctic-in-october-2019/#Oct-14

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Today is the last day of sunlight before it sets at the North Pole tomorrow for about 6 months. It was a cold and windy day with a lot of big leads which we had to walk around or cross over.

In [this] photo we can see Borge Ousland getting ready to cross a lead with the setting sun behind him. A beautiful scene but also extremely risky.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Northern Sea Route - Days Open
« on: October 13, 2019, 08:09:01 PM »
I have a series of NSR AMSR2 videos, albeit there is not yet one for 2019

You could start here, and use your own criterion for "open"?



Plus one in a different format for 2012:





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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: October 13, 2019, 04:33:33 PM »
I can understand Nissan not wanting customers to do that.

So can I.

However it seems some Nissan customers would like to be able to drive their e-NV200 Combi (or LEAF) from the once United Kingdom to the South of France and back just as quickly as they used to be able to do in a Volvo 940 Estate or whatever.

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Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: October 13, 2019, 04:28:59 PM »
Things are warming up in West Africa once again:


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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: October 13, 2019, 02:39:09 PM »
Hate the Nissan LEAF app?  You are not alone.

I've never even bothered to try and get the LEAF app working.

Meanwhile on this side of the pond:

https://twitter.com/env200adventure/status/1182660796964323330

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Big story coming soon to a UK national quality newspaper.

You heard it here first!

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Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« on: October 13, 2019, 02:13:36 PM »
What is a corporate guy?

Answer this, and then I'll let you know.

I know that, much like Neil, I am NOT a "corporate guy"!

An extract from my LinkedIn profile:

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I went for an interview at IBM Hursley. It was a nice day and the sun was shining brightly, so I cycled there. I was wearing a tee shirt and jeans. For some strange reason all the others were wearing dark suits. After a long wait I eventually received a "Dear Jim" letter, so I became a research fellow instead of a suit.

A tentative definition for you:

A corporate guy/gal turns up for an interview dressed in a dark suit and riding in a taxi?

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Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: October 13, 2019, 02:06:03 PM »
Typhoon Hagibis covers Japan almost completely.

A "LinkedIn friend" of mine works for Nissan in Tokyo. Ryusuke reported yesterday:

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Blackout in my area of Tokyo, thought about powering the house with V2H but I had to evacuate due to flood...

No further news from him since then.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« on: October 13, 2019, 02:00:15 PM »
Matt Ridley still hasn't had the decency to apologise to Tamsin. Nor has Paul Matthews, or David Rose.

Meanwhile Eric Worrall has asked me to contribute a "guest post" to WUWT. (ROFL)^n!



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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2019 sea ice area and extent data
« on: October 12, 2019, 11:52:15 AM »
I cannot access the ADS (JAXA) page...

Neither can I. However see also:

http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2019/10/facts-about-the-arctic-in-october-2019/#Oct-12

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2019 Arctic sea ice is extent is now once again “lowest for the date” (since the University of Bremen's AMSRx satellite records began).

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: October 12, 2019, 11:49:52 AM »
Sea ice extent in the Arctic is now once again “lowest for the date”, since the University of Bremen's AMSRE/AMSR2 based records began at least:

http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2019/10/facts-about-the-arctic-in-october-2019/#Oct-12

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Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: October 11, 2019, 10:26:01 PM »
The NHC has started issuing advisories on Subtropical Storm Melissa:

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Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts.  Gradual weakening is expected over the next couple of days, and Melissa is forecast to lose its subtropical characteristics by Saturday night.

Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 345 miles (555 km) from the center, primarily over waters.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches).

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Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« on: October 11, 2019, 01:23:12 PM »
While we've a number of EV owners, I believe you're the only one here with their own Tesla.

A Tesla of unknown ownership recently followed our humble LEAF all the way across country from Bodmin via Helland almost as far as Camelford.

Fortunately in all the circumstances we have lots of wind turbines and solar panels nearby:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: October 11, 2019, 01:13:22 PM »
The third MOSAiC IMB buoy has now gone live, somewhat confusingly named #2:

http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2019/10/facts-about-the-arctic-in-october-2019/#Oct-11

This one is literally on very thin ice:

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Sark - FYI a brief discussion between my Arctic alter ego and Judah Cohen:

https://twitter.com/judah47/status/1182311566265462784

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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: October 10, 2019, 11:57:41 AM »
A ludicrous headline in Wired:

"No You Can’t Power Your House With Your Electric Car"

The image under the headline looks like this:



Need I say more? Actually I did!

https://twitter.com/V2gUK/status/1182194788080214016

Evidently Wired are aware that Tesla aren't the only EV manufacturer on the entire planet. In which case WTF that headline?

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: October 10, 2019, 09:31:57 AM »
Could be that Lorenzo's waves took a toll on the Atlantic Ocean side, especially around Svalbard?
Strange to see such a drop on October.

If it was waves that did it I don't think they were from Lorenzo. There have been bigger storms in the far North Atlantic recently.

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Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: October 08, 2019, 06:30:26 PM »
It seems as though Jeff Masters has parted company with WUnderground. However he has a new blog at Scientific American:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/eye-of-the-storm/hurricane-dorian-was-worthy-of-a-category-6-rating/

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Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes are rare. Only 7% of the 243 hurricanes observed since accurate satellite measurements began in 1983 have reached that catastrophic intensity. And it is truly exceptional to see a category 5 hurricane as strong as Hurricane Dorian, which powered ashore on Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas on September 1, 2019, with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts up to 220 mph. Winds of this strength would make Dorian worthy of a category 6 rating, if it existed.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: October 08, 2019, 10:52:47 AM »
The IPCC's recently released "Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate":

https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/home/

Here's a recording of the associated press conference:



The first 37 mins are rather boring!

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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: October 07, 2019, 11:21:32 PM »
Only my approach is slightly better since I don't own a car anymore ;) ;)

Whilst we do own Zoe we are doing our best to lend her to other people:

http://www.V2G.co.uk/2017/09/an-electric-car-club-for-camelford/

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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: October 07, 2019, 12:42:35 PM »
I believe that E- Buses incorporate regenerative braking, at least this was one of the early selling points.

Regenerative braking should give electrical propulsion a big advantage over diesel in hilly terrains.

Even our humble Zoe the ZOE includes "regenerative braking" technology Terry!

Here's a photo journal of her recent trip to the seaside:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: MOSAiC news
« on: October 07, 2019, 12:35:12 PM »
Hot off the MOSAiC news feed:

http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2019/09/the-mosaic-expedition/#Oct-07

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On Friday evening at 9:30 p.m. boat time the team of MOSAiC Expedition reached their destination: the floe which had been chosen some days before.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: October 07, 2019, 11:45:23 AM »
My old mates David Rose and Matt Ridley are out in force dissing Tamsin Edwards on Twitter for her alleged support for XR blockading a hospital. For more details see:

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,578.msg232226.html#msg232226

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