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Polar Bears’ Expanding Hunting Grounds

Tom Nelson pulls no punches in reporting on the manner in which the NSIDC is describing the September melt of Arctic sea ice:

Fraudsters at National Snow and Ice Data Center:

This year’s ice GROWTH “underscores accelerating decline”

Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis

Despite overall cooler summer temperatures, the 2008 minimum extent is only 390,000 square kilometers (150,000 square miles), or 9.4%, more than the record-setting 2007 minimum.

Note that the additional 390,000 square kilometers is over 4,400 times the size of Manhattan.Note this three-week-old headline from the New York Times: As Arctic Sea Ice Melts, Experts Expect New Low

<a href=”http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2008/09/16/artic-sea-ice-melt-season-officially-over-up-over-9-from-last-year/-3085″>Anthony Watts also has the story, with a map and graph from the NSIDC.

Sea Ice Extent: 2008 (white) overlaid on 2007 (dark gray)

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