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Has the Earth cooled in the last decade?

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If the Earth is billions of years old, how do they which year is the coldest and which was the hottest?
Lucky guess? ... :mrgreen:
 

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Survey Data Supports Rapid Ice Loss: Largely Open Arctic Seas In Summer Within 10 Years

ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2009) — New research, released by the Catlin Arctic Survey and WWF, provides further evidence that the Arctic Ocean sea ice is thinning, supporting the emerging thinking that the Ocean will be largely ice-free during summer within a decade.

The Catlin Arctic Survey, completed earlier this year, provides the latest ice thickness record, drawn from the only survey capturing surface measurements conducted during winter and spring 2009.

The data (1), collected by manual drilling and observations on a 450-kilometre route across the northern part of the Beaufort Sea (2), suggests the survey area is comprised almost exclusively of first-year ice.

This is a significant finding because the region has traditionally contained older, thicker multi-year ice. The average thickness of the ice-floes measured 1.8 metres, a depth considered too thin to survive the next summer’s ice melt.


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The Catlin Study did not include information from 2009

Arctic Report Card - Sea Ice Cover - Perovich, et al.

The Arctic Ice has been increasing since the high plume volcanoes errupted in the Summer of 2008.

It is unfair to call the decade of 2000 to 2009 the wamest decade, because that implies a continued warming trend, when in fact 2009 is a cooling trend, as indicated by increasing Arctic ice in 2008 and 2009.

The red sunsets of 2009 indicate SO2 aersols above 10 miles high, which refract the rays from the Sun, and block some warming from the Sun's rays.

AGW may be on vacation, due to cooling by Volcanoes.



The icrease in the area covered by Antarctic Ice is troubling because this creates more area of snow covered Earth, which reflect heat from the Sun, whereas open sea absorbs the sun's heat rays.


http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16988-why-antarctic-ice-is-growing-despite-global-warming.html



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