Oh look.....another hockey-stick...
More like more biased pap snafuAlthough several analyses have examined large-scale temperature variations in the Arctic, no study has evaluated the spatial and temporal variations in temperature over all land areas in the zone from 60º to 90º N for the entire 20th century. Consequently, temperature trends are illustrated for this latitude band using the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) database and the GHCN database.
Both databases were used in the IPCC Third Assessment Report to summarize the patterns of temperature change over global land areas since the late 19th century.While the impact of urbanization on large-scale temperature trends in the Arctic has not been assessed, the results of Jones et al., Easterling et al., Peterson et al., and Peterson indicate that urbanization effects at the global, hemispheric, and even regional scale are small (<0.05 ºC over the period 1900 to 1990).
IE : We really don't have much of a clue so we are going with what this mob said. Seriously tho just what is the expected outcome from the extrapolation of surface temperature records in this part of the world? MMmmmm bugger going out there it's freaking cold, lets just make it the same temperature 1200 Km away as it is here and call that empirical science shall we? And just for [censored] and giggles lets adjust the empirical records before we do it huh?
Yeah sounds pretty ridiculous doesn't it? But what's actually sadder is that it actually happened, and then useful idiots base scientific papers on the taxpayer funded "research" provided and produce useless little graphs like the one posted above. Which are then sourced by industry funded NGO's such as Getup and WWF, Greenpeace etc and disseminated to their gullible garnered astroturf groupies who in turn post them on sites such as this as credible evidence to back up claims of "it's worse than we thought".
Meanwhile in the real world it is a fact that the Northwest passage was open to Roald Admunsen in 1903-06 in a ship.
Northwest Passage (1903–1906)
In 1903, Amundsen led the first expedition to successfully traverse Canada's Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (something explorers had been attempting since the days of Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, and Henry Hudson), with six others in a 47-ton steel seal-hunting vessel, Gjøa. Amundsen had the ship outfitted with a small gasoline engine. They travelled via Baffin Bay, Lancaster and Peel Sounds, and James Ross, Simpson and Rae Straits and spent two winters near King William Island in what is today Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, Canada.
So just what was the cause of Arctic melting way back then CeeBee ? Was it the small diesel engine he used to power the ship causing a localised AGW effect as he found his way thru with no satellite navigation or GPS coordinates or just a big oil conspiracy backed by the ancestors of Monckton and Watts?
It might seem a disparaging question but I would really like to know what your thoughts are on this.
One would think that once such a beneficial trade passage was navigated and mapped and with the advances made in navigation and shipping technology such a route would be utilised to advance the cause of capitalism. We all know of course that the reason why it wasn't and isn't is that 98% of the time since then it has been full of freakin ice.
But the questions I am curious about is why was it not full of freakin ice back in 1903 ? and if Co2 is the culprit now why did the Northwest passage close back up again despite obvious elevations of Co2 during the industrial revolution? And not barley open again until recently ?
The disappearing of the Roman and Medieval warm periods based on the holy hockey stick of warmist dogma in the good book of the IPCC is one thing. But when it comes to the ice record of the Arctic, with the ample empirical evidence of actual records of real people in actual memory doing the Northwest passage in relatively primitive vehicles, How do you reconcile your current "record this or that" with previous history ?
It was over one hundred years ago, if it was due to Co2 why didn't it stay open? If it was due to Co2 why has it not happened again regularly since then ? The best records are from satellite measurements but only date back to 1979 still how many of those years show the Northwest passage open? One would think that with current technology and navigation the Northwest passage would be taken advantage of to save time and fuel if it was such an option, it isn't obviously. [quote]
Once again overall, correlation does not imply causation, we don't argue no climate change just the cause.