Met Office’s Fake Arctic Ice Claims Mislead Public

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By Paul Homewood

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https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2021/09/24/arctic-sea-ice-decline-continues-with-2021-the-12th-lowest-summer-minimum-extent-on-record/

The Met Office’s website describes the work they do, rambling on about forecasting the weather and world leading science. Nowhere can I find any reference to publishing fake news or disseminating misleading propaganda.

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Fat polar bear of late summer in Arctic Canada

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Retired Mountie and bird photographer Clare Kines captured on film one of those ‘canaries of in the coal mine’ of the Canadian Arctic we hear so much about. Kines is from Arctic Bay and took the photo a few weeks ago, on 9 September, on the north end of Baffin Island (just east of where the famous National Geographic‘starving’ bear was filmed in 2017). His photo was published 14 September by Nunatsiaq News.

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So Called “Climate Science”

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Norman Rogers writes at American Thinker The ‘Science’ of Climate Change.  Excerpts in italics with my bolds and added images.

The science surrounding COVID has been hijacked for political purposes. People who recovered from the disease are pushed to get vaccinated, even though they have a natural immunity that is stronger than vaccine immunity. People are required to wear masks even though masks are essentially useless for preventing infection. People that die are reported as dying of COVID even though they died of something else. The government demands that children be vaccinated even though they are naturally resistant to the disease and suffer disturbing side effects from the vaccine. Schools are closed for no good reason.

The “science” of climate change is also BS. That should be easier to accept after seeing what the government did to COVID science. Why do politicians want to hype a nonexistent climate crisis?…

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August 2021 Oceans Warmed Weakly

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The best context for understanding decadal temperature changes comes from the world’s sea surface temperatures (SST), for several reasons:

  • The ocean covers 71% of the globe and drives average temperatures;
  • SSTs have a constant water content, (unlike air temperatures), so give a better reading of heat content variations;
  • A major El Nino was the dominant climate feature in recent years.

HadSST is generally regarded as the best of the global SST data sets, and so the temperature story here comes from that source, the latest version being HadSST3.  More on what distinguishes HadSST3 from other SST products at the end.

The Current Context

The year end report below showed 2020 rapidly cooling in all regions.  The anomalies then continued to drop sharply well below the mean since 1995.  This Global Cooling was also evident in the UAH Land and Ocean air temperatures ( See Adios, Global Warming)

The chart…

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Cambo Oil Field

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By Paul Homewood

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https://www.offshore-technology.com/projects/cambo-oil-field/

Amidst the ongoing energy crisis, a row has been developing about whether to go ahead with the new Cambo oilfield near the Shetlands.

The potential of the field is huge, expected to produce 800 million barrels over its 25 year life. This works out at about 5% of the UK’s consumption every year, helping to secure supplies and create jobs and wealth.

Naturally the BBC’s coverage has been largely anti-Cambo, along with Starmer and Sturgeon:

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Scary Warming Everywhere Elsewhere

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Recent posts here discussed how rapidly has cooling set in this year.  Of course that reality is inconvenient in the run up to Glasgow COP, so the scramble is on to claim that 2021 is hotter than ever.  A previous post Heat Records Silly Season Again provides background for understanding that there are literally millions of temperature records that can be packaged to support any desirable warming or cooling claim.

A current example of such packaging is found in a recent tweet thread from Zeke Hausfather, a climate analyst who helped build the BEST dataset and a supporter of the IPCC agenda.

Source: Twitter https://twitter.com/hausfath/status/1440732813079179285

A curious person would note that only summer and land is shown, and would wonder: What am I not seeing?  And then in the thread are various comments saying it was not at all warm where I live, this doesn’t add up.  And then someone…

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ALEX BRUMMER: Why are we facing an energy crisis when we’re sitting on a gold mine?

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By Paul Homewood

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The crisis in the nation’s energy supplies has reached a level unseen for two generations. Nine firms have gone bust this year amid soaring wholesale gas prices, while companies supplying some six million homes are said to be at risk of imminent collapse.

Millions of pensioners and the most vulnerable households now face untold hardship this winter, while the ‘squeezed’ middle classes can expect their bills to soar far in excess of anything they are used to.

For years — as the run-up to the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow has amply shown — successive governments have focused on renewables and other non-polluting energy sources as a means of addressing climate change.

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Arctic Ice In Perspective 2021

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With Arctic ice melting season winding down, warmists will again stoke fears about ice disappearing in the North. In fact, the pattern of Arctic ice seen in historical perspective is not alarming. People are over-thinking and over-analyzing Arctic Ice extents, and getting wrapped around the axle (or should I say axis).  So let’s keep it simple and we can all readily understand what is happening up North.

I have noticed at some other blogs people complain about my monthly Arctic ice updates focusing on extents starting in 2007. This post will show why that time period is entirely reasonable as a subject for analysis. I will use the ever popular NOAA dataset derived from satellite passive microwave sensors.  It sometimes understates the ice extents, but everyone refers to it and it is complete from 1979 to present.  Here’s what NOAA reports (in M km2):

We are frequently told that only…

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