You can’t make this stuff up.
At 8:56 am MDT, NSIDC showed that April 16 Arctic ice extent was about to cross the 1979-2000 mean.
Sometime during the day today they changed their data, and pushed extent much further from the mean line.
The composite below shows what they did. I overlaid the new April 16 graph on the one from this morning, with the blue line (ice extent) normalized. NSIDC shifted the dates of their mean line to the right, which raised the bar for reaching normal.
Additionally, they knocked the most recent data off their graph. The graph below is the same as the one above, but shows this afternoon’s version in pink and this morning’s version in blue. The original April 16 data has disappeared. Somehow they lost data during the day today.
Here is a different view, with the axes normalized and this afternoon’s data in pink. In this view, the April 16 extent data lines up, but all the other data doesn’t. Amazingly, they have actually compressed time towards the left. Einstein would be proud.
NSIDC is partly funded by NASA. I wonder if they got a call?
No doubt it is just a coincidence that both sea level data and ice data have been adjusted io favor the alarmist point of view during the past two weeks.