Now that fake skeptics have dropped the IMS sea ice extent chart to call the results of this stunning melting season into question, Joe Bastardi comes up with another try (hat-tip to Chris Biscan) to imply that the melting season is over, something that is wanted so desperately by fake skeptics that Steven Goddard a month ago said it would soon end after the Great Arctic Cyclone. Any update on that?
Look at this tweet from Bastardi:
Now, Joe Bastardi is known for not knowing much about Arctic sea ice, as we saw last year when his prediction for the 2011 minimum failed miserably. This time he uses sea surface temperature maps - from the Danish Meteorological Institute (thanks for the link, Joe!) - to say something about the shape of the ice cover. I don't know why the DMI uses such an unrealistically large ice cover for its SST map, or why if differs so much even from the one on their SST anomaly map (select parameter on the left in the link above), but I would guess that if you want to know or say something about the shape of the Arctic sea ice cover, you go and have a look at sea ice concentration maps, such as the one produced by the University of Bremen (archive for this year here).
I had a look and compared yesterday's map to that of August 26th:
As always, a completely different picture.
My message to Joe Bastardi: Remember, Joe, when last year you accused the NSIDC of fraud ("cooking the books") and it turned out you mixed up all the colours of the trend lines on the DMI SIE chart? Well, this is the same thing. You are making rookie mistakes that are misleading people into thinking that there's nothing wrong up north. But what's going on in the Arctic is dead serious, it could be very dangerous to food security and the future carbon cycle. You as a weather specialist should be able to appreciate that even more than others.
So either start telling the truth about the Arctic and its sea ice or shut up.
Especially for this occasion, Larry Hamilton has used data from DMI to produce a sea ice extent graph that shows how much increase there has been between August 26th and September 13th: