DELINGPOLE: Global Warming Study Cancelled Because of ‘Unprecedented’ Ice

Posted: June 13, 2017 by oldbrew in alarmism, humour, Idiots, sea ice
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Ship of Fools III – scientist says in effect: “It’s warming Jim – but not as we know it.” Irony alert…

A global warming research study in Canada has been cancelled because of “unprecedented” thick summer ice, reports James Delingpole at Breitbart News. Naturally, the scientist in charge has blamed it on ‘climate change.’

According to Vice:
The study, entitled BaySys, is a $17-million four-year-long program headed by the University of Manitoba. It was planning to conduct the third leg of its research by sending 40 scientists from five Canadian universities out into the Bay on the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen to study “contributions of climate change and regulation on the Hudson Bay system.”

But it had to be cancelled because the scientists’ icebreaker was required by the Canadian Coast Guard for a rather more urgent purpose – rescuing fishing boats and supply ships which had got stuck in the “unprecedented ice conditions”.

“It became clear to me very quickly that these weren’t just heavy ice conditions, these were unprecedented ice conditions,” Dr. David Barber, the lead scientist on the study, told VICE. “We were finding thick multi-year sea ice floes which on level ice were five metres thick… it was much, much thicker and much, much heavier than anything you would expect at that latitude and at that time of year.”

Clearly not one to let a crisis go to waste, Barber seized the opportunity to perform the usual alarmist clown dance for the media, explaining why this incident definitely shows that global warming is a major problem and deserving of our urgent attention.

Continued here.

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    Heavy ice off East Coast 2017 caused by winds, cold temperatures, and icebergs
    Posted on June 12, 2017

    Heavy sea ice off Newfoundland and southern Labrador has been an issue for months: it brought record-breaking numbers of polar bear visitors onshore in early March and April and since then has hampered the efforts of fisherman to get out to sea.
    . . .
    Bottom line: I can only conclude that climate change researcher David Barber was grandstanding today when he told the media that global warming is to blame for Newfoundland’s record thick sea ice conditions this year. I suspect that because Barber’s expensive research expedition was scuttled, he simply had to find a way to garner media attention for his project — and the media obliged. Read to the end and decide for yourself.

    https://polarbearscience.com/2017/06/12/heavy-ice-off-east-coast-2017-caused-by-winds-cold-temperatures-and-icebergs/

    Susan Crockford also says:
    There’s a great video clip from Global News (published 3 June), which emphasizes the onshore winds and colder than normal local temperatures: http://globalnews.ca/video/3501076/packed-sea-ice-prevent-newfoundland-fishermen-from-starting-season
    – – –
    ‘David Barber was grandstanding today when he told the media that global warming is to blame for Newfoundland’s record thick sea ice conditions this year.’

    Is he thicker than the sea ice?

  2. nuwurld says:

    Cannot wait to see how this current and unstoppable downturn in solar activity impacts our planet. Real world events monitored and available in the public domain. Has life ever been this interesting?

  3. Ewing Caldwell says:

    According to Dr David Barber: ““We were finding thick multi-year sea ice floes which on level ice were five metres thick …”

    Multi-year?
    Where was it hiding?

    Every one knows that Arctic Ice is Missing In Action, because Dr. Wadham keeps telling us so.

  4. Gamecock says:

    Ice in the Arctic? UNPRECEDENTED!

    Tomorrow’s news: Scientists find water in oceans.

  5. tom0mason says:

    I feel that the study will be confused with the work done by BaySys Technology (at http://www.baysystech.com/ ), thus should be renamed BaySLys.

  6. Chris Noble says:

    https://www.seeker.com/earth/climate/early-collapse-of-arctic-sea-ice-is-another-ominous-sign-of-rapid-warming

    [Mod Note] There’ll always be one bit of the arctic misbehaving. Look at the bigger picture of no trend in the last decade.

  7. ivan says:

    Is he thicker than the sea ice?

    Yes.

    But he is a ‘climate’ scientist so that is a given anyway. If this ‘global warming’ keeps up they are all going to be frantically scratching round to find the multi million $ research programs.

  8. oldbrew says:

    Surely this ice should have melted, or never happened at all, in the ever-warming seas we keep hearing about 😉

  9. nuwurld says: June 13, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Cannot wait to see how this current and unstoppable downturn in solar activity impacts our planet. Real world events monitored and available in the public domain. Has life ever been this interesting?
    ————————————

    The temperature continues to rise. I s this what you were expecting for the down turn in solar activity

  10. Graeme No.3 says:

    oldbrew:
    Most of the old thick ice melted but some was hiding at the bottom of the oceans. (Proof and Mechanism unknown like several other claims).

  11. oldbrew says:

    The 2016 El Nino and its effects are on the way out. No sooner has the ‘hottest year ever’ gone by but fishermen in Canada are stranded in port due to unseasonable thick sea ice, leading to a ‘global warming’ investigation being abandoned.

  12. richard verney says:

    Steven Goddard has, for sometime, been pointing out the growth of ice in the Arctic, and in particular the growth of multi-year ice.

    If these so called ‘scientist’ had read Steven Goddard’s blog, they would not have been at all surprised.

    There is a lot of fake news going around regarding the demise of Arctic Ice. The Arctic will not be ice free any time soon, because the Arctic does not sit perpendicular to the sun, but is tilted due to the axis of the Earth. This geometry means that the summer season is simple too short (ie., there is too little solar irradiance between Spring and Autumn) to melt the ice, and then winter comes around like clockwork and the ocean refreezes. As the days shorten, and then as the sun goes down, it is inevitable that the ocean refreezes. All one is seeing is the multidecadal natural variation in the AMO etc.

    It is this simple geometry and school boy error (misunderstanding of the impact of the tilt of the axis) that leads Wadham (and others of his ilk) to make false predictions regarding the demise of Arctic ice.

  13. oldbrew says:

    Richard V – aren’t Wadhams & co. just referring to the demise of summer sea ice?

    ‘Scientist Peter Wadhams believes the summer ice cover at the north pole is about to disappear, triggering even more rapid global warming’ [bold added]
    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/21/arctic-will-be-ice-free-in-summer-next-year

    Of course Wadhams keeps on saying things like this and has yet to be right.

  14. tallbloke says:

    FordP: The temperature continues to rise. I s this what you were expecting for the down turn in solar activity

    Yes. I’ve been explaining for years that low solar and volcanic dust veils precipitate el nino. It’ll get warmer until the ocean heat content is sufficiently reduced that it starts getting colder. The signs of the downturn are already there in the North Atlantic…

  15. ren says:

    Sea Ice Extent Minimum.

  16. ren says:

    The DMI ice temperature product (IST) uses three thermal infrared channels from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on board the Metop-A satellite to calculate the surface temperatures in the Arctic.

  17. richard verney says:

    @oldbrew says: June 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    ‘Scientist Peter Wadhams believes the summer ice cover at the north pole is about to disappear, triggering even more rapid global warming’ [bold added]

    My understanding is that they are talking about sea ice. Thus when they suggest that “the summer ice cover at the north pole is about to disappear” they mean that there will be no sea ice.

    It implies that the Arctic will be sea ice free, as it was during the warmer periods of the Holocene. They are confusing summer which is June to August, with minimum sea ice extent which occurs late September. This last point is quite material, since it is not suggested that the Arctic will be sea ice free say between 16th May and 30th July when the Arctic receives the most solar energy with the sun at its zenith shining 24 hours a day on to an open ocean, but rather in September/late September when the sun is already beginning to arc low in the sky such that if the ocean is open at this time, not only is there relatively little energy in the sun (due to the length of its path through the atmosphere), the grazing angle is such that there is a lot of reflection from the now open ocean so that there is relatively little absorption of solar in the ocean to heat the ocean.

    The ice free claim has since been slightly revised by arguing that ice free (sea ice free) means that sea ice will be down to 1 million sq kilometers. This area (1 million sq km) has since been nicknamed as a Wadham.

    For an article on Peter Wadhams last predictions see:
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/10/09/whacky-peter-wadhams-doubles-down-on-the-sea-ice-crisis/

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