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Kevin McKinney

Neven, thanks for the links to the Ekholm & Callendar pieces! What a delightful surprise over morning coffee!

I think your blog is off to a great start, and it is great to have so many links to data that I'd no idea even existed. I do have a suggestion/wish: it would be great to have an index or home page, so that you could easily navigate to the most recent post (or find specific previous posts.) Or maybe I missed something, in which case, could it please be more obvious for those like me who have been known to miss such things?

Again--great start, I'm liking this blog a lot!


Kevin, your pieces were very inspiring so naturally I took the first opportunity to link to them. In fact, one of the reasons I've started this blog is that there are a lot of interesting but very dispersed things out there on the internet concerning the Arctic.

If you click on the picture with the ice (Nares Strait) on the top left, you come to the homepage with all the posts ordered by date. Or you could go HERE.

Because I wasn't sure how much interest the blog would attract I've started out with TypePad's cheapest (ie free) blog version, so there's not a lot of functionality like side bars to fill with graphs and blog rolls, or widgets with polls and other stuff. Perhaps when the discussion in the comments (which are most of the time the most interesting places on a blog IMO, especially on this one as I'm not able to write up interesting scientific analyses) gets going I might consider investing some money and upgrade.

Kevin McKinney

Perfect! I seem to become less adept at finding such things all the time. Thanks once again.

Speaking of adept, you seem to have a good knack for finding the right graphic (I'm thinking, for example, of the old NSIDC graph in the latest (as of 6/12/2010) SIE update. Don't know if you found it, or had saved it, but it was just what was needed at that point in the post.

David Gould


Great stuff. I will be reading regularly. And thanks to you, I have found Kevin's site, a massive bonus.


I found the graph at one of those WUWT posts celebrating the Arctic return to normal. :-)



I don't know if/how you can install a list of all posts (or the 20 most recent) somewhere in the left column, but it might prove useful soon.

And: being an alarmed guy myself, the terrible thing with the Arctic melt in 2007 is that it violently showed that things supposed to happen in 2100 might well happen much, much sooner... So beyond the Polar Bears fate, my real question is: can we trust other predictions about Antarctic, deserts, currents, methane, temperatures ? Or will reality go faster? The only thing I'm sure about, is that I don't want to experience the IPCC 2100-world now - and I'd prefer my kids not to experience it in 2020 or 2030 either.

Peter Ellis


Kevin McKinney

Second that! (Peter, you are so 'heads up!')

Christoffer Ladstein

WoW! Seems to me this blog have existed for ages, must mean I really appreciate being part of this "elite"!
And WHEN the Arctic becomes icefree?? We better hang around and find out!

Artful Dodger

What, Anna Kournikova follows Arctic Sea Ice?? ( well, she is from Russia :^)

Climate is 'weather over 30 years'. On the day Anna was born (7 June 1981), CT Area was 11,056,418 km^2.

Yesterday, Arctic SIA was 1,489,166 km^2 below that (-13.5%). Ironically, people her age probably think today's value is Normal.

The frog slowly boils...


It was some three weeks after Neven started the blog I first saw it appear searching the web for ‘greenland’, ‘ice cap’ or ‘sea level’. It was immediately clear to me Neven had created a forum for interested people worldwide (though Anglophone). Having lost prudence near the end of july, I started taking part in the discussions. In contradiction to the sad story of AGW we witness, the blog gives me some constellation that I’m not alone. Following the blog, you all present me with joy, through funny remarks, irony, anger and a lot of witty work. I thank Neven for all of that and wish us followers the courage to speak out and help save any possible shred of a world that looks bound to be spoilt.


As for irony, I’m compelled to bring some of that up myself, reading some suggestions about what we might better do on the latest PIOMASS roll. I imagine old Plato asking ‘who is we’ and he might have added to leave himself out of that group.
Better off moving inland? Who? The poor Africans trying to enter fortress Europe? Millions of poor Bengali’s?
Because climate change is happening now, though our politicians and media do anything not to acknowledge AGW.
There’s no hiding place for us.
As for the economy, he or she is going to ruin itself anyway, because as a system it’s not sustainable. It’s grounded on wrong expectations and values.
As for the ‘burp’, there isn’t going to be a ‘day after tomorrow’ yawn. It’s going to be a drag through the rest of our lifetime. And when you simply follow the available leads on this blog, you could know it has already started cooking in Siberia’s fens (and the submarine ‘of late’ permafrost).
So that leaves you. What are you going to do William? You could move ‘inland’ (please don’t take your computer with you and donate compassionately to the less fortunate).

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Unfortunately most of the impacts won't be felt in our life-time, it's my little boy's life-time (he is almost 4 now) that will bear much of the pain that we and earlier generation caused. This is part of the reason why "politicians and media do anything not to acknowledge AGW" - if there was a "clear and immediate threat" then we might see some concerted effort.

We can't stop Climate Change, but we can reduce it's impacts by reducing emissions.

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