Category Archives: Polar regions

What is the relationship between Arctic sea ice decline and Eurasian cold winters?

by Judith Curry

We conclude that the observed cooling over central Eurasia was probably due to a sea-ice-independent internally generated circulation pattern ensconced over, and nearby, the Barents–Kara Sea since the 1980s. — McCusker et al.

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Is the Arctic sea ice ‘spiral of death’ dead?

by Greg Goodman

This year, as every year, there has been much excitement in the media about ‘catastrophic’ melting of Arctic sea-ice, run-away melting, tipping points, death spirals and “ice-free” summers.

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Another Antarctic Sea Level Rise False Alarm

by Rud Istvan

Aitken et. al. in Nature newly comports to confirm 2015 fears about instability of the Totten Glacier in Eastern Antarctica. This could ‘suddenly’ raise sea level as much as 4 meters! (Or, based on the abstract, maybe only 0.9 meters in ‘modern scale configuration’, but over 2 meters [2.9-4] in unspecified other configurations).

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Arctic winter sea ice puzzle

by Judith Curry

Arctic sea ice extent has been anomalously low this winter.

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Why is the Arctic climate and ice cover so variable?

by Judith Curry

A discussion of Section 8.3 of Alan Longhurst’s book Doubt and Certainty in Climate Science.

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Whats up with the Atlantic?

by Judith Curry

The Washington Post has this dramatic headline:  Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the ocean with potentially dire consequences.

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New presentations on sea ice

by Judith Curry

I have prepared two new talks on sea ice to present in Nanjing.

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