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Is Andrew Freedman A Moron? – Alarmed That Ice Melts In Summer

August 20, 2013
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By Paul Homewood

 

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http://www.climatecentral.org/news/july-adds-to-globes-unbroken-string-of-warm-months-16360

 

Apparently someone called Andrew Freedman contributes to Climate Central, who claim they are:-

 

An independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public.

   

In their recent post, Freedman claims

 

July falls during the height of the Arctic melt season, and Arctic sea ice, which reached a record low after the 2012 summer melt season, declined at the second-fastest rate on record for the month, with an average loss rate of 41,000 square miles per day. That is like losing an area of ice the size of the state of Virginia on a daily basis.

   

I assume he is referring to the fact that Arctic ice extent is the highest at the end of July since 2006.

 

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http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/old_icecover.uk.php

 

Ice melting during summer? Who would have thought it.

 

Meanwhile the Antarctic sea ice is grew during July by 2.6 million sq km, which equals 83000 sq miles a day. Assuming the moron has got his numbers right, I make that two Virginias a day, plus a bit of West Virginia.

 

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http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/index.html

 

Seriously, if “an organisation of leading scientists” have to resort to such misleading propaganda as this, they have big problems!

 

 

PS

 

Unsurprisingly, it seems Heidi Cullen has bought into this as well. No surprise there then.

I thought the clowns we have here in the UK were bad enough.

 

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https://twitter.com/HeidiCullen/status/369884532234674176

 

 

Footnote

Freedman cannot even get his facts right. According to NSIDC figures, ice loos during July was greater in both 2007 and 2009.

4 Comments
  1. August 20, 2013 8:13 pm

    Just a quick look a tAndrew Freedman’s website (that’s all I could stand) will show you what a load of old bosh he writes. Trouble is, people listen to him. Thank you Paul for keeping us sane!

  2. August 20, 2013 10:19 pm

    I would say yes, if he believes that there is something significant of that rate of melting.
    I wonder where gets his figures from. Looking a the graph, the rate of loss doesn’t look faster than 2009, 2012 or 2005 but it’s difficult to tell.
    Do the DMI publish actual data figures and for how many years?

  3. John F. Hultquist permalink
    August 20, 2013 10:45 pm

    A founding board member is Jane Lubchencoo see the Wikiipedia entry Climate Central for a link to her and others involved. Money was partly provided by the foundation established by Flora Lamson Hewlett (yes, of the HP family). Nothing wrong with that actually. Other money is from “The 11th Hour Project” connected to Eric Schmidt (Google), see

    http://theschmidt.org/site/about/index.html

    A lot of nonsense in this “about” statement.

    Seems very strange to me that well educated people have bought into the guilt trip of CAGW. Anyway, follow the money trail (Sounds like a song!) and wonder.

  4. August 21, 2013 10:02 am

    Off topic but apparently the fall in global sea level between 2010 and 2011 was due to heavy rains in Australia, which didn’t run back into the ocean.
    http://www.npr.org/2013/08/20/213577129/how-extreme-australian-rains-made-global-sea-levels-drop?
    I haven’t had a chance to look at the numbers yet but my initial reaction is that it seems unlikely.

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