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(Daily Mail)   Stunning satellite images show the Arctic ice cap is growing, and Al Gore is actually living as a snow-encrusted man in his vast private ice kingdom, with his own freeze-ray and a diet of nothing but polar bear meat and icicles   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-08-31 12:17:14 AM  
http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.
 
2014-08-31 12:31:49 AM  

Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.


Thank you for that. From your source:

"Ice extent remains below average everywhere, except near Franz Joseph Land and in the northern part of the Barents Sea. Extent is particularly low in the Laptev Sea where open water now extends to about 85 degrees latitude, less than 560 kilometers (350 miles) from the North Pole. This is the one region of the Arctic where ice loss has been exceptional in 2014 compared to recent summers. Ice extent is also very low in the East Greenland Sea, possibly as a result of reduced ice transport through Fram Strait."

So no, you shrieking lunatics, we're still quite screwed.
 
2014-08-31 12:36:06 AM  

Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.


*Reads link*  "Antarctic sea ice extent remains at record highs."

RECORD highs? I need more long sleeve shirts.
 
2014-08-31 12:48:29 AM  

Triumph: Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.

*Reads link*  "Antarctic sea ice extent remains at record highs."

RECORD highs? I need more long sleeve shirts.


You live in the Falklands?
 
2014-08-31 01:05:07 AM  

ginandbacon: Triumph: Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.

*Reads link*  "Antarctic sea ice extent remains at record highs."

RECORD highs? I need more long sleeve shirts.

You live in the Falklands?


They predicted a warm winter in the southern hemisphere and both Australia and South America had colder winters than usual. Buenos Aires had its first snow since 1918. Santiago, Chile had its coldest winter since the Little Ice Age. Now they're predicting a warmer winter in the northern hemisphere. But the Farmer's Almanac says it's going to be brutal. I just know the stupid almanac's going to be the one that nails it.
 
2014-08-31 01:37:37 AM  

Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.


this thread again ?
why wont it just melt and end this debate ?!!
 
2014-08-31 01:40:42 AM  
No northwest passage for you.

Not yours.
 
2014-08-31 01:42:41 AM  

Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.


Thanks, bookmarked for the next time I get sucked into a conversation with idiots.

/still won't help anything, but I try anyway
 
2014-08-31 01:43:56 AM  

Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.


1) thank you - seriously
2) WTF - 2012 was an recent minimum .... so ANYTHING that isnt a recent record will be an increase from 2012 ....

FFS

It is one thing to disagree or deny or question or be skeptical.
But that is just ignorant lying with numbers.

/sigh
 
2014-08-31 02:17:01 AM  
*Jumps into pool*
*Pees*
GLOBAL WHARGABALRMING!!!

*Jumps out of pool*

/Winter comes.
 
2014-08-31 02:51:27 AM  

Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.


Skeptical Science is also good. Don't let the name fool you.

It's where I found this graph:
static.skepticalscience.com

/more ice than 2 years ago? OK, everything's fine, no need to worry!
 
2014-08-31 03:36:42 AM  

ginandbacon: Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.

Thank you for that. From your source:

"Ice extent remains below average everywhere, except near Franz Joseph Land and in the northern part of the Barents Sea. Extent is particularly low in the Laptev Sea where open water now extends to about 85 degrees latitude, less than 560 kilometers (350 miles) from the North Pole. This is the one region of the Arctic where ice loss has been exceptional in 2014 compared to recent summers. Ice extent is also very low in the East Greenland Sea, possibly as a result of reduced ice transport through Fram Strait."

So no, you shrieking lunatics, we're still quite screwed.


There's eve a map they included o their cover there that shows both sat images are way elow average.
This is why they are called the Daily Fail
 
2014-08-31 03:58:06 AM  
So I was drinking coffee outdoors in Saigon with my friend the engineer and his fiancée. Two girls get coffee at a table nearby with some kind of pure white eskimo dog. I enter "polar bear" into Google Translate on my iPhone, and show it to the fiancè, and she laughs that cute Asian giggle, because the dog does kinda look like a miniature polar bear. I show it to my friend the engineer, and he just shakes his head. "But it's not a bear".

/polar bears
//engineer logic
/// I just can't see polar bears and not think of this story.
 
2014-08-31 04:06:02 AM  

Paris1127: Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.

Skeptical Science is also good. Don't let the name fool you.

It's where I found this graph:
[static.skepticalscience.com image 741x497]

/more ice than 2 years ago? OK, everything's fine, no need to worry!


please add the data from 1940 to the graph ....
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
now the plot looks DIFFERENT !!
 
2014-08-31 04:07:52 AM  

Kevin72: So I was drinking coffee outdoors in Saigon with my friend the engineer and his fiancée. Two girls get coffee at a table nearby with some kind of pure white eskimo dog. I enter "polar bear" into Google Translate on my iPhone, and show it to the fiancè, and she laughs that cute Asian giggle, because the dog does kinda look like a miniature polar bear. I show it to my friend the engineer, and he just shakes his head. "But it's not a bear".

/polar bears
//engineer logic
/// I just can't see polar bears and not think of this story.


wait
your friend is engaged to a polar bear?
shakes head
 
2014-08-31 04:09:29 AM  
I like how it says "Bad News for Al Gore".

Okay, let's think about this.  If Al Gore is sincere (I'm not saying he is or isn't, but let's assume he is for now), then he should be ecstatic about this.

Maybe he was wrong or maybe his efforts to combat climate change have succeeded a bit.  Either way it's a win.

To say it's "bad news" for him is to presume his fight against climate change was a ruse to further some ulterior motive that he must have had.

With that said, I am not going to bother reading the Daily Fail for information about Arctic ice caps and climate change.
 
2014-08-31 04:12:10 AM  
Where are the stunning photos?
 
2014-08-31 04:13:44 AM  
He needs to lay off the polar bear steaks. Hypervitaminosis A is not a good way to die.
 
2014-08-31 04:16:30 AM  

gfid: I like how it says "Bad News for Al Gore".

Okay, let's think about this.  If Al Gore is sincere (I'm not saying he is or isn't, but let's assume he is for now), then he should be ecstatic about this.

Maybe he was wrong or maybe his efforts to combat climate change have succeeded a bit.  Either way it's a win.

To say it's "bad news" for him is to presume his fight against climate change was a ruse to further some ulterior motive that he must have had.

With that said, I am not going to bother reading the Daily Fail for information about Arctic ice caps and climate change.


"Al Gore" is a dogwhistle for right-wingers. It's a signal for them that says "Okay time to switch off the critical thinking part of your brain, because what follows is red meat, so DIG IN."
 
2014-08-31 04:17:31 AM  
Well, what ever it takes ...
 
2014-08-31 04:19:40 AM  
So....this is good news, right?
 
2014-08-31 04:21:06 AM  

Paris1127: Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.

Skeptical Science is also good. Don't let the name fool you.

It's where I found this graph:
[static.skepticalscience.com image 741x497]

/more ice than 2 years ago? OK, everything's fine, no need to worry!


oh, that's great. thank the gogs all the fuss is over and and i can go back to rolling coal all over the place.
 
2014-08-31 04:21:36 AM  
Well I hope this is true but Fark couldn't link us to a respectable source? For shame.
 
2014-08-31 04:21:40 AM  

make me some tea: Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.

Thanks, bookmarked for the next time I get sucked into a conversation with idiots.

/still won't help anything, but I try anyway


Let's raise taxes.
 
2014-08-31 04:25:13 AM  

limboslam: make me some tea: Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.

Thanks, bookmarked for the next time I get sucked into a conversation with idiots.

/still won't help anything, but I try anyway

Let's raise taxes.


1) taxes are at a 50 (or more) year low
2) debt and deficit are high
3) raising taxes is an AWESOME IDEA

you are my fark hero of the week !!
 
2014-08-31 04:28:43 AM  

namatad: limboslam: make me some tea: Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.

Thanks, bookmarked for the next time I get sucked into a conversation with idiots.

/still won't help anything, but I try anyway

Let's raise taxes.

1) taxes are at a 50 (or more) year low
2) debt and deficit are high
3) raising taxes is an AWESOME IDEA

you are my fark hero of the week !!


Yeah, but who do we raise taxes for? I hear them dirty poors are holding out again.
 
2014-08-31 04:36:27 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-31 04:40:37 AM  

Paris1127: Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.

Skeptical Science is also good. Don't let the name fool you.

It's where I found this graph:
[static.skepticalscience.com image 741x497]

/more ice than 2 years ago? OK, everything's fine, no need to worry!


img.fark.net
Volume is a better indicator of ice 'health' than extent, and the graph's Y axis bottoms out at zero.

/but volume increased last year, so no worries!
 
2014-08-31 04:43:25 AM  
Well, if the Daily Flail says it who am I to doubt it?
 
2014-08-31 04:50:16 AM  

Paris1127: Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.

Skeptical Science is also good. Don't let the name fool you.

It's where I found this graph:
[static.skepticalscience.com image 741x497]

/more ice than 2 years ago? OK, everything's fine, no need to worry!


It's more ice than two years ago.

But still less ice than TEN years ago.

Why can't people comprehend how that works?
 
2014-08-31 05:07:54 AM  

make me some tea: "Al Gore" is a dogwhistle for right-wingers. It's a signal for them that says "Okay time to switch off the critical thinking part of your brain, because what follows is red meat, so DIG IN."


That's got to be one dusty switch.
 
2014-08-31 05:17:16 AM  
Daily Mail: Arctic ice is increasing.

based on

Original fact: My cat has kittens.
 
2014-08-31 06:00:44 AM  
Notthisshiatagain.jpeg
 
2014-08-31 06:07:28 AM  

Kevin72: So I was drinking coffee outdoors in Saigon with my friend the engineer and his fiancée. Two girls get coffee at a table nearby with some kind of pure white eskimo dog. I enter "polar bear" into Google Translate on my iPhone, and show it to the fiancè, and she laughs that cute Asian giggle, because the dog does kinda look like a miniature polar bear. I show it to my friend the engineer, and he just shakes his head. "But it's not a bear".

/polar bears
//engineer logic
/// I just can't see polar bears and not think of this story.


static.ylilauta.org
 
2014-08-31 06:07:52 AM  
Sigh, yet another conflation of weather and climate.
 
2014-08-31 06:19:45 AM  
If you want a real hoot, go to the comments section of that Daily Fail article and click "Worst Rated". Then read the best rated responses to the worst rated comments.
 
2014-08-31 06:22:14 AM  

limboslam: make me some tea: Ivo Shandor: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ if you want the actual science.

Thanks, bookmarked for the next time I get sucked into a conversation with idiots.

/still won't help anything, but I try anyway

Let's raise taxes.


That should be done, but it has nothing to do with ice sheet loss.
 
2014-08-31 06:30:51 AM  
So does polar bear taste more like cow, or chicken?
 
2014-08-31 06:32:18 AM  
It seems like Al Gore is quoted almost exclusively by global warming deniers. Just like Dawkins appears to be referenced more often by christians than by anyone else.
 
2014-08-31 06:33:44 AM  
Al Gore

It's too early to start drinking.
 
2014-08-31 06:47:51 AM  
Im still waiting for all those hurricanes they predicted for this year.
 
2014-08-31 06:50:54 AM  
Lee Jackson Beauregard:It's too early to start drinking.

Slander and lies! It's never too early.
 
2014-08-31 06:54:04 AM  
subby fails for not spelling Algore as a single word.
 
2014-08-31 07:01:19 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-31 07:04:17 AM  

gfid: I like how it says "Bad News for Al Gore".

Okay, let's think about this.  If Al Gore is sincere (I'm not saying he is or isn't, but let's assume he is for now), then he should be ecstatic about this.

Maybe he was wrong or maybe his efforts to combat climate change have succeeded a bit.  Either way it's a win.

To say it's "bad news" for him is to presume his fight against climate change was a ruse to further some ulterior motive that he must have had.

With that said, I am not going to bother reading the Daily Fail for information about Arctic ice caps and climate change.


Look up Gore and Blood to learn about Al Gore and his carbon credit trading company.

The more you know!
 
2014-08-31 07:11:21 AM  

SlothB77: Im still waiting for all those hurricanes they predicted for this year.


On December 13, 2013, Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), a public consortium consisting of experts on insurance, risk management, and seasonal climate forecasting at University College London, issued their first outlook on seasonal hurricane activity during the 2014 season. In their report, the organization called for a near-normal year, with 14 (±4) tropical storms, 6 (±3) hurricanes, 3 (±2) intense hurricanes, and a cumulative ACE index of 106 (±58) units. The basis for such included slightly stronger than normal trade winds and slightly warmer than normal sea surface temperatures across the Caribbean Sea and tropical North Atlantic.[3] A few months later, on March 24, 2014, Weather Services International (WSI), a subsidiary company of The Weather Channel, released their first outlook, calling for 11 named storms, 5 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes. Two factors-cooler-than-average waters in the eastern Atlantic, and the likelihood of an El Niño developing during the summer of 2014-were expected to negate high seasonal activity.[4] On April 7, TSR issued their second extended-range forecast for the season, lowering the predicted numbers to 12 (±4) named storms, 5 (±3) hurricanes, 2 (±2) major hurricanes, and an ACE index of 75 (±57) units.[5] Three days later, CSU issued their first outlook for the year, predicting activity below the 1981-2010 average. Citing a likely El Niño of at least moderate intensity and cooler-than-average tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures, the organization predicted 9 named storms, 3 hurricanes, 1 major hurricane, and an ACE index of 55 units. The probability of a major hurricane making landfall on the United States or tracking through the Caribbean Sea was expected to be lower than average.[6] On May 16, the United Kingdom Met Office (UKMO) issued a forecast of a slightly below-average season. It predicted 10 named storms with a 70% chance that the number would be between 7 and 13 and 6 hurricanes with a 70% chance that the number would be between 3 and 9. It also predicted an ACE index of 84 with a 70% chance that the index would be in the range 47 to 121.[8]

 
2014-08-31 07:22:27 AM  

stirfrybry: Look up Gore and Blood to learn about Al Gore and his carbon credit trading company.

The more you know!


I would like all the extremist climate alarmists to put down their charts and graphs long enough to explain why every "solution" to this crisis consists of taxing the beejabbers out of any company that is making a profit; trying to make 1st world economies into 3rd world economies, all while allowing 3rd world countries to pollute at will.  I would like to know why their "solutions" always include massive taxes on productive energies and massive tax-payer-supported handouts (not to be confused with tax deductions, these are actual payments out of the treasury) to energies they deem acceptable, even when the implementation of those energies causes more overall pollution than the conventional energies.

As to Gore, Blood and their Generation Investment Management scam company, and cursory investigation of Al Gore's net worth and the lifestyle he pursues, one can only be reminded of Orwell's line:  All Animals are Equal, but some Animals are More Equal than others.
 
2014-08-31 07:23:07 AM  

make me some tea: "Al Gore" is a dogwhistle for right-wingers. It's a signal for them that says "Okay time to switch off the critical thinking part of your brain, because what follows is red meat, so DIG IN."


Prior to 2000 and the Al Gore = Global Warming mindset, there were plenty of people on both sides of the aisle raising concerns.
And thinking that somehow liberals are the only ones who stand to profit from a Global Warming hoax is truly obtuse.
 
2014-08-31 07:26:34 AM  

austin_millbarge: make me some tea: "Al Gore" is a dogwhistle for right-wingers. It's a signal for them that says "Okay time to switch off the critical thinking part of your brain, because what follows is red meat, so DIG IN."

Prior to 2000 and the Al Gore = Global Warming mindset, there were plenty of people on both sides of the aisle raising concerns.
And thinking that somehow liberals are the only ones who stand to profit from a Global Warming hoax is truly obtuse.


You want to know how I know you watched AMC movie channel last night?
 
2014-08-31 07:27:45 AM  

Mr. Right: I would like all the extremist climate alarmists to put down their charts and graphs long enough to explain why every "solution" to this crisis consists of taxing the beejabbers out of any company YADDA YADDA BLAH BLAH BLAH..........;


Translation: Stop looking at facts BECUZ AL GORE DERP HERP DERPADOO!!!!

The facts of climate change have nothing to do with any kind of political solution that may or may not work.
This alarmist bullshiat about LIBERALS GLOBAL WARMING SCAM TO CONTROL U is a smokescreen by the fossil fuels industry, because they know what the real end game is for solving this problem and it doesn't include them or their billions in profit.
 
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