Canadian Government Warns Of The Most Atlantic Ice In Decades

Coast Guard warns of bad ice year for Atlantic Canada ships

The Canadian Coast Guard is pleading with merchant ships to plan their voyages well in advance this year as the organization’s icebreaker fleet confronts some of the worst ice conditions on the Atlantic Ocean in decades.

“Plan your voyage and we’ll all get through this,” said Mike Voight, the Atlantic region’s director of programs. “We’ve got a pretty bad or challenging ice year.”

The Canadian Ice Service, an arm of Environment Canada, said there is 10 per cent more ice this year compared to the 30-year average.

“We probably haven’t seen a winter this bad as far as ice for the past 25 years,” said Voight, referring to both the amount and thickness of the ice.

He said the Gulf of St. Lawrence is covered and some areas are “quite severe.”

Coast Guard warns of bad ice year for Atlantic Canada ships – Yahoo News Canada

h/t to Michael Palmer

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33 Responses to Canadian Government Warns Of The Most Atlantic Ice In Decades

  1. stewart pid says:

    The Canadian GLO-BULL warming is obviously hiding at the bottom of the St Lawrence ;-)

  2. News says:

    Reblogged this on News-Press and commented:
    Canadian Government Warns Of The Most Atlantic Ice In Decades

  3. Adam Gallon says:

    Must be rotten ice! Or very, very thin. Very,very thin & rotten. Actually,it must be illusionary ice.

    • Dmh says:

      The Canadian Ice Service should have asked “Cryosphere Today” first before saying all this nonsense about ice.
      How dare these heretics disagree with the perfect models of “Cryosphere Today”??!!

  4. darwin says:

    All of that ice is supposed to be gone by now. Al Gore, the environment’s pal, said so.

  5. gator69 says:

    Reggie’s blowtorch to the rescue!

  6. Snow White says:

    How much sea ice do you suppose will be left in the Gulf of St. Lawrence by September?

    • Snow White says:

      As I pointed out to Steve recently elsewhere in these hallowed halls, that’s merely the output of a model. Do you believe everything computer models suggest, or only when it suits you? Do they count as “facts”, or not?

  7. markstoval says:

    No, no, no!

    Sure, there is a hell of a lot of ice but the Canadian governemnt forgot to tell you it is all NEW ice! That makes a world of difference, It is new, rotted ice and not the nice classical ice of old.
    At least that is what I think I heard the manbearpig bleat out.

  8. Dmh says:

    Great news! …
    @Snow White: that’s the “ice cube” Steve was talking about in the other thread! :-)

  9. John F. Hultquist says:

    The RMS Titanic encountered ice in mid-April of 1912. Is 2014 an analogous year?
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/?n=nov_11_1911_cold_front

    Michigan was cold in that winter also. 13th coldest as of the 2004-05 season.
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dtx/winter2004-2005_update.php

  10. Crashex says:

    No problem. PIOMAS doesn’t evaluate ice that far south, so it doesn’t matter.

  11. bkivey says:

    But there is very little ice in the ocean depths, where the missing heat resides. The science is settled: global warming is real.

  12. Edim says:

    That sea ice formation east of Newfoundland!
    http://www.ec.gc.ca/glaces-ice/?lang=En&n=CE69E4DD-1

  13. T says:

    Global Warning/Climate Change/Global Freezing/Insert manipulative phrase here keeps changing. At least we don’t have to feel bad for the polar bears anymore. Unless they need winter jackets now. Peace.

  14. Tony says:

    I bet the polar bears wouldn’t mind a bit of warming.

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