25th Daily Record of Year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent (2nd in a row)

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August 20 (Day 232) saw the 25th Daily Record of the Year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent. This was the 2nd record in a row.

Day 232 Sea Ice Extent was 950,000 sq km higher than the 30 year mean.

Click graph for bigger. Data is here.

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Hump Day Hilarity: Great moments in planet saving energy engineering

Watts Up With That?

British fracking protestor Prajna has it all figured out. Tom Wilson interviewed this guy at the fracking protest in Balcombe England. A cartoon from Josh follows.

Prajana

Prajna

Have you protested before on energy issues?
Prajna: “Well, no. But I’ve designed a few energy things. I’ve designed an internal combustion engine that only has two moving parts, which is far too efficient to produce, otherwise oil companies would kill me.

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Hump Day Hilarity: Great moments in planet saving energy engineering

Watts Up With That?

British fracking protestor Prajna has it all figured out. Tom Wilson interviewed this guy at the fracking protest in Balcombe England. A cartoon from Josh follows.

Prajana

Prajna

Have you protested before on energy issues?
Prajna: “Well, no. But I’ve designed a few energy things. I’ve designed an internal combustion engine that only has two moving parts, which is far too efficient to produce, otherwise oil companies would kill me.

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Earth Blows Away The Record For Sea Ice Gain In 2013

Real Science

The amount of thin, rotten, decayed, bald sea ice on Earth has increased by nearly 33,000 Manhattans since this date last year – almost doubling the previous record for annual ice gain.

Note that the amount of sea ice on Earth has increased during six of the last eight years.

NOAA says that these are the hottest years ever, and that the Arctic will soon be ice-free.

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Arctic sea ice and extreme weather

Climate Etc.

by Judith Curry

Is the dramatic decline of Arctic sea ice, spurred by manmade global warming, making the  weather where we live more extreme?  Several recent studies have made this claim.  But a new study finds little evidence to support the idea that the plummeting Arctic sea ice has meaningfully changed our weather patterns. 

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