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Arctic Sea Ice Stability Extends To 14 Years; Region Stable Since 1900

Arctic sea ice is not as unstable as alarmists like to claim it is. This year saw the Arctic approaching a new record low minimum, and the alarmists began setting off the alarms with abandon. Yet the melt stabilized in…

New model — Antarctic ice loss expected to affect future climate change

In a new climate modeling study that looked at the impacts of accelerated ice melt from the Antarctic Ice Sheet (AIS) on future climate, a team of climate scientists reports that future ice-sheet melt is expected to have significant effects on global climate.

Global warming may lead to practically irreversible Antarctic melting – Science News

How is melting a continent-sized ice sheet like stirring milk into coffee? Both are, for all practical purposes, irreversible. In a new study published in the Sept. 24 Nature, researchers outline a series of temperature-related tipping points for the Antarctic Ice Sheet….

Some polar bears in far north are getting short-term benefit from thinning ice

The small subpopulation of polar bears in Kane Basin were doing better, on average, in recent years than in the 1990s. The bears are experiencing short-term benefits from thinning and shrinking multiyear sea ice that allows more sunlight to reach the ocean surface, which makes the system more ecologically productive.

‘A crazy year up north’: Arctic sea ice shrinks to 2nd-lowest level on record – USA TODAY

Sea ice is frozen ocean water that melts each summer, then refreezes each winter. “The year 2020 will stand as an exclamation point on the downward trend in Arctic sea ice extent.” Shrinking sea ice is just one of many…

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Sally’s stall tied to global warming, but effects linked to normal weather patterns – NOLA.com

Catastrophic Hurricane Sally’s stall-and-crawl onto the Gulf Coast at the Alabama-Florida border, which pummeled vacation villages with Category 2 winds and dumped rainfall along the coast and inland in amounts measured in feet, is part of a pattern of slow-moving…

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Hurricane Sally’s stall tied to global warming, but effects linked to normal weather patterns – NOLA.com

Catastrophic Hurricane Sally’s stall-and-crawl onto the Gulf Coast at the Alabama-Florida border, which pummeled vacation villages with Category 2 winds and dumped rainfall along the coast and inland in amounts measured in feet, is part of a pattern of slow-moving…

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Sea ice triggered the Little Ice Age, finds a new study

(University of Colorado at Boulder) A new study finds a trigger for the Little Ice Age that cooled Europe from the 1300s through mid-1800s, and supports surprising model results suggesting that under the right conditions sudden climate changes can occur spontaneously, without external forcing.