Area Of Thick Arctic Ice Has More Than Doubled Since 2008

According to US Navy PIPS2 data, the area of ice thicker than 2.5 metres is 230% of what it was three years ago.

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8 Responses to Area Of Thick Arctic Ice Has More Than Doubled Since 2008

  1. Dave G says:

    Glad the navy doesn’t go by the climate models

  2. M White says:

    The US Navy has obviously not been reading the independent

    http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/melting-of-the-arctic-will-accelerate-climate-change-within-20-years-2290780.html

    “An irreversible climate “tipping point” could occur within the next 20 years as a result of the release of huge quantities of organic carbon locked away as frozen plant matter in the vast permafrost region of the Arctic, scientists have found.”

    Too warm for thick ice.

    “the tipping point will occur between 2020 and 2030”

    “The study is the first global investigation of what will happen in a warmer world to the huge amounts of frozen plant matter that has remained undegraded in the soil since it was incorporated into the permafrost about 30,000 years ago.”

    30,000 years ago? During the ice age?

    • Jimbo says:

      I would not give any credibility to anything the Independent has to say about the Arctic. Here’s one reason why:

      Independent – 27 June 2008
      “It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice is on course to disappear entirely from the North Pole this year.”
      By Steve Connor, Science Editor
      http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/exclusive-no-ice-at-the-north-pole-855406.html

      As for the organic matter I suspect it will simply fertilize the plants of the future, locking up the carbon in their tissues.

      • Jimbo says:

        Here is more bollocks from the Independent.

        Independent – 2 May 2004
        Why Antarctica will soon be the only place to live – literally
        Antarctica is likely to be the world’s only habitable continent by the end of this century if global warming remains unchecked, the Government’s chief scientist, Professor Sir David King, said last week…………..He said the Earth was entering the “first hot period” for 60 million years, when there was no ice on the planet and “the rest of the globe could not sustain human life”.

        1) How did humans survive in the African savanna and equator?
        2) Life flourished on Earth 60 million years ago.
        3) What about Greenland?

  3. Andy Weiss says:

    Will that area of thick ice be unable to melt this summer? Any preliminary guess on the September sea ice min?

    That much thick ice does not seem go along with the “warmcold” phenomena. If the cold and blizzards in the US were caused by warm weather in the Arctic, why should there be such an increase in thick Arctic sea ice? We need more funding for peer reviewed studies, to confirm the existence of warmcold.

  4. Dr. Killpatient says:

    More thick ice in the arctic is entirely consistent with what they’ve been saying all along. Well, OK…they didn’t literally say it, but the implication was clear.

  5. Arvid Pasto says:

    I have a 183-slide Powerpoint presentation which I use to rail against AGW, and use lots of Steven Goddard’s stuff. Question: how do I embed a “.gif” file like the one in the above message, and have it flip back and forth like his “.gif” does?

    Thanks.

    Arvid

  6. Arvid Pasto says:

    Never mind….I figured it out myself. If one embeds the “.gif” into a Powerpoint, it will work automatically, once you enter “Slide Show” mode.

    Thanks.

    Arvid

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