I always thought the Arctic Ocean region was claimed by the obvious arctic nations with claims forming a sort of pie chart map with slices converging at the pole.
Apparently not so. Arctic claim will include North Pole, Baird pledges as Canada delays full seabed bid
Useful NY Times map from 2005 showing a couple of proposals with some information.
Arctic regions oil potential – seems Alaska is still the main game -
Comments and map re Shell drilling in various arctic regions -
Maybe the Canadians need to take it easy.
What used to be referred to downunder as “cup of tea, a Bex and a good lie down”
I first saw this issue raised in 2008. Now the ABC are running the same storyline – basically the Daintree is heating due “global warming” and this is causing the White Lemuroid Possum to be endangered.
The nearest current and intact temperature series I can see around the Daintree is at Walkamin Research Station and the warmest months – November to January show little trend over 43 years.
Pindan Post has had something to say too.
Snow & ice across large swath of the USA.
Common sense strikes again.
Race to South Pole involving Prince Harry suspended -
“…conditions have been ‘very difficult’ and ‘far harder’ than expected… The “Walking With The Wounded” teams will proceed together until closer to the pole.”
Mention of quote – [... unprecedented terrain on the plateau.] Who writes this stuff?
The ABC article – Aurora Australis returns – says,
“The Antarctic ship, Aurora Australis, has sailed into Hobart after spending days stuck in ice.”
Days ? – try 21 days.
Facts are the ship was delayed in ice on both legs of the voyage, for a total of three weeks. The scheduled return date was 16 Nov as the AAD state in their media release. All the ABC had to do was broadcast the AAD media.
Last month I posted – Australian Antarctic supply ship Aurora Australis blocked by ice again - and a $Billion of our taxes props up this highly political green-left media org. The Govt should halve the taxpayers spending on the ABC now – then look at reforming what remains so ABC news and current affairs output is balanced.
NOAA NASA SWO sunspot numbers data
Solar Influences Data analysis Center – Royal Observatory of Belgium – for the RI sunspot data
Solarham pages with current data on our sun
Compare the Outlooks at the archives here -
The maximum anomaly result (day time) is worse than the minimum (night time).
Both temperature outlooks have the broad shape wrong – you could describe the outlooks contour maps as concave with higher temperatures predicted around the coast – whereas real world results tended to be convex with higher temperatures more central.
For rainfall select deciles – make sure you get the correct 3 month period.
Your taxes at work.
On October 16 I posted – October in Australia cooling off after record September heat. That trend has carried on with November being cooler than October.
Australia has seen a series of record 12 month running average warm mean temperatures.
Each monthly BoM statement discusses the above. The data for my graphic is obtained here – Australian climate variability & change – Time series graphs
I am curious if there are meteorological explanations for the three similar sharp mean temperature peaks in 2005, 2009, 2013.