Reductio Ad Absurdum

A somewhat surreal modern Arctic art installation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Reductio Ad Absurdum

  1. If it weren’t for you, Jim, the internet would lose all its sarcacity: let alone it’s perspicacity

    BTW, Rob Dekker seems in more than usual high spirits over on the ASIB I notice. Good observational skills is key. (Good on him I say!)

    Go team humanity!

  2. THERES A BIGGER SCAM BEEN GOING ON WITH THE ARCTIC SEA ICE SAGA AND THAT IS PUTTING THE NORTH PACIFIC SEA ICE TOTALS TOTHE ARCTIC OCEAN SEA ICE TOTALS IT CONFUSES PEOPLE BECAUSE LIKE LAST WINTER IT SAID ARCTIC SEA ICE WELL BELOW NORMAL BUT THE ARCTIC OCEAN WAS COMPLEATLY FROZEN OVER THIS WAS REDICULOUS AND IT WAS BECAUSE THE SEA ICE WAS MELTING IN THE NORTH PACIFIC AND THEY WERE TAKING IT OFF THE ARCTIC SEA ICE MEASURMENTS THE PACIFIC SHOULD BE A SEPERATE ANNALYSIS AND NOT PUT TOGETHER WITH THE ARCTIC OCEAN MEASURMENTS ITS CONFUSING TO PEOPLE AND IT DOSENT LOOK RIGHT SAYING ARCTIC OCEAN ICE ISBELOW THE NORMAL WHEN THE ARCTIC OCEAN ISCOMPLEATLY FROZEN OVER

    1. Do you think you could stop “shouting” Clifford?

      The “Sea ice in the North Pacific” has always been included in the overall “Arctic sea ice” numbers. So has the sea ice around Newfoundland and in the St. Lawrence. It’s certainly no “scam”.

      We analyse all the regions separately here, so what’s your definition of “The Arctic Ocean”? We can produce a graph just for you if you like!

  3. I am rather convinced that the polar ice is lower than it has been for the time we’ve been recording it via satellites.

    But I have a couple of problems that perhaps you can help me with – We know that there have been many years that had rather low sea ice levels before. The nuclear submarines USS Skate surfaced into open water at the North Pole in 1959 and the following year the USS Nautilus surfaced as well into open water. I believe that Nautilus repeated the performance the year after that through a thin ice sheet. Since the North Pole is sunless the entire year around this had to mean that the air was warm enough to melt sea ice at that time. It would stand to reason that the ice extent had to be very low that year wouldn’t you think?

    In 1660, David Melgueiro, a Portuguese captain sailed a ship though the northwest passage from Japan back to Portugal. Since they did not have good navigation in those days he had to take a rather straight course suggesting that the ice in at least that year was rather low. Ice levels do not fall dramatically in a single year and recover immediately so I would suggest that the ice levels were far lower then than now.

    It is my position that worrying about ice levels as if we were experts, when past history contradicts such ideas, that we are probably worrying about nothing.

    As someone that has studied the subject of man-made climate change I do not believe that such a thing exists. I can tell you as a designer of chromatographs that CO2 has no effects after perhaps around 250 ppm. I suggest that, in the troposphere, heat is transferred from the ground to the stratosphere almost entirely via conduction and convection. Using conduction all of the atmospheric gases are almost identical so it would be illogical to use that as some sort of culprit.

    I believe that referring to Dr. Roy Spencer’s record of the weather satellite temperatures shows that we have not had any change in temperatures since 1979. (http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_March_2017_v6.jpg). This chart does not show warming towards the end but only normal chaotic weather patterns. Let us remember that the Medieval Warm Period was warmer than today and the Maunder Minimum (the little ice age) showed much larger variations in temperatures that we have seen to date.

    As they say, God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform.

    I suggest you read this article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2011/08/23/the-alarming-cost-of-climate-change-hysteria/#207a78157ebb

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