Warm Air Pulsing into Arctic, Ice Melting

March 1, 2019

Amazing University of Maine animation showing warm air literally pumping into the Arctic, while cold blobs are pushed out into North America.

If you haven’t seen my vid on this, do so now.



39 Responses to “Warm Air Pulsing into Arctic, Ice Melting”

  1. Keith McClary Says:

    That red blob heading towards me looks nice, but then I remember that it is anomaly (not absolute) so it will be cold when it gets here.

  2. Sir Charles Says:

    Teen Climate Activist to Sen. Dianne Feinstein: We Need the Green New Deal to Prevent the Apocalypse

    Greta Thunberg and European students announce worldwide school strike on March 15. Today, thousands of pupils marched with Greta in Hamburg/Germany.

  3. John Says:

    Reblogged this on jpratt27.

  4. Reblogged this on The Secular Jurist and commented:
    MUST SEE 5-minute video (especially for you dumb-ass climate change deniers)

  5. grindupbaker Says:

    That animation is 3 days in the past and 3 days in the future where I live (Lake Huron). However, I can report that I shovelled snow stripped to the waist for 2 hours 3 hours ago so I think I got a bit of a warm sunny blob just now.

  6. The animation is very impresive. I never saw something like this before.

  7. redskylite Says:

    One major thing strikes me after reading this entry, one thing is gravely missing. In the last century we had the CND movement to protest the nuclear proliferation, it appealed to a large audience across diverse political persuasions. It was a force, it mattered, it made a difference.

    Where the hell is the same thrust today ?, where is climate change’s equivalent to the CND movement of yesteryear? It needs to be unleashed, it needs to get out of the web, it needs to reverberate around the world loudly now. YES NOW.

  8. An AMSR2 concentration animation revealing the recent early spread of open water across the southern Chukchi Sea:

    More information at:


    • dumboldguy Says:

      Thank you for that update. The monsters lurking under my bed ARE getting a bit crowded and noisy under there, though. (And the two named Tipping Points and Exponential are getting downright surly.)

      • jimbills Says:

        Here are three more:

        Atmospheric Methane Levels Have Surged in the Last Decade, and Scientists Aren’t Sure Why

        Disappearing rice fields threaten more global warming

        • dumboldguy Says:

          Here’s another one that may help explain “why”—it’s going under the bed too (or maybe in the closet). It’s one I had had heard next to nothing about in the past.


          • jimbills Says:

            Gail has been blogging about that for a decade. She used to comment here fairly frequently, too. She’s pretty much been alone in calling attention to tree rot – which might mean there’s little there, or it might mean it’s simply overlooked. Time will tell on that. That recent post of hers, though, is a good recap of supporting science, though:

            For the record, I’m not thumbing you down.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            For the record, I didn’t ever think you were among the morons who “thumb me down”. You’re far too intelligent, well-informed, and able to defend yourself to do something that childish.

            The “DOG thumbers” are cowards, droolers, and knuckle-draggers who can’t come up with words or arguments to express their dislike for my having put them down in the past, so they take the easy way out. I pay them no attention, and actually chuckle at their impotence (and watch out—-agree with anything I say and YOU may feel their “wrath” also).

      • jimbills Says:

        Third, and this one is significant as far as human reaction to warming:

        Like a boiling frog, humans quickly normalize extreme temperatures

        • dumboldguy Says:

          There’s a reason that “S**t For Brains” (SFB) has entered the lexicon. Just as our Tweeter-in Chief is mentally deficient, many other tweeters are as well.

          • jimbills Says:

            I’ve been reading firsthand accounts of frontier life in the States in the 19th century lately. They are full of references to how plentiful the land was in wildlife. We live in a comparative wasteland today, let alone what is to come in the future, but few even realize it.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Yep, “few even realize it” is the way it is, and you might add to that “and few even care”. Now reading one of E.O.Wilson’s books—-“Half Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life”. Go to the preview and read just the prologue—-some of the most powerful handful of pages I’ve ever read.


            Wilson maintains that we need to set aside half the Earth as a “preserve” if we want to maintain the biosphere. He also maintains that we haven’t even discovered the vast majority of species, have barely examined terrestrial ecosystems, and have not looked at the oceans much at all—-we are stumbling in the dark when it comes to understanding the richness and complexity of life on Earth.

            He also mentions the “HIPPO” acronym as well (p 57-58) as a summary of our most destructive behaviors—-an interesting way to remember them:

            Habitat destruction
            Invasive species
            Population Growth

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: