More Sea Ice

This is just too beautiful. From DenialDepot, my favourite climate denialism site (browse their archives to see what I mean), we get this graph, which is elegant in its use of detail.



The whole post continues in a similar vein, with paragraphs like this (link added):

Paraphrasing Mark Serreze, director of the government funded NSIDC: “There are [reports coming in from] some communities that the Arctic sea ice is recovering, is getting thicker again
To put two million square miles of arctic sea ice into perspective, imagine two million square miles of arctic ocean covered in ice. That’s 4,146,000,000 Olympic swimming pools.
Public funded scientists at the NSIDC even admit that this figure is a minimum. They predict even more sea will freeze in coming months, a clear sign that we have a very cold winter in store for us this year.

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7 Responses to More Sea Ice

  1. Kristi Vogel says:

    I love the photo of the threatening ice beast.
    Looks as if they used the same program for their graph, as did University of Chicago Professor Henderson, to calculate his income tax increases after the Bush era tax cuts for the rich are allowed to expire.

  2. Mike Fowler says:

    Did the x-axis Yoda arrange?

  3. Bob O'Hara says:

    Admit it, Mike. You’re experimenting with your axes, to see if you can get away with the same trick.

  4. Cath Ennis says:

    Fantastic stuff. Next up: arranging the human genome in alpabetical order.

  5. Mike Fowler says:

    Bob, you know I have as little to do with real data as possible. I have no need to fudge my simulation results. They bend to my every whim.

  6. Kaustubh Thirumalai says:

    For the Yoda comment, I lol’d.

  7. Lou Jost says:

    There’s a wonderful explanation now on DenialDepot (is that related to Comedy Depot?) about why the years are not in chronological order…