"Temperatures are heading toward levels that many experts believe will pose a profound threat to both the natural world and to human civilization." (We're Number One).
After all these years of Dredd Blog being an "alarmist" it is really beginning to become the best thing going, because without any alarm there is no chance to respond (Global Climate & Homeland Insecurity, 2009).
Some have even fingered the U.S.eh? as the Agnotology capital of the world:
"Americans always do the right thing, after exhausting all other possibilities."Global warming deniers have now taken the helm of the U.S. Government.
- Winston Churchill
"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”
~ Isaac Asimov
Thus, the cool thing for those suffering from the denialist plague, who like to think that getting a heads up by a warning is a bad thing, is to erase our memory with their new-found power.
"One if by land, two if by sea" seems to be another part of history skipped over by those who are not here (You Are Here).
Meanwhile, we alarmists continue to study the data provided by some excellent organizations that may become endangered species, because it can be 'erased' like human memory (PSMSL Update, PSMSL Update - 2).
An example of the flexibility of the design is shown in Fig. 1, where data from two places as far apart from one another as one can get on this planet, are used in one graph.
Sometimes we forget that after "the librul scientists" changed the flat Earth into a globe, it is summer at Antarctica while it is winter in the Arctic (Once Upon A Time In The West - 2).
The database can be used to more easily display either one area alone (Fig. 2, Fig. 3) or two areas in one graph (Fig. 1, Fig. 4), which is why I like to have and use datasets rather than linking to graphs already made into unflexible JPEGs.
I look forward to blending and melding the sea ice datasets with other datasets regular readers are familiar with (e.g. PSMSL, WOD, GISS, CSIRO, NASA, etc.).