what's 193,000 between friends?

Alert reader Curtis Sheidler sent me this link to Artic Ice levels and the way NSIDC measures it. Turns out their reading this year were off by about 193,000 square miles.

Just for reference, You can look at this chart here and create your own punchline for the size of this error. For example, the error is along the lines of suddenly claiming that the United States is now missing OH, WV, PA, NJ and NY.

Like this:

I would call that a material error in data. Ridiculous.

BTW, I know this blog has sort of digressed from its actual life's blood of preaching the Gospel and thinking about the limits of orthodoxy. You faithful readers are to blame for enjoying the global warming stuff so much.