Prior to the election of Barack Obama, Arctic ice was in a free fall. Leading experts had forecast that the ice would be gone by 2008, 2011, 2013, and even 1960.
After Obama was elected, the sea ice made a sharp reversal – which embarrassed the experts. They failed to consider the Obama healing factor. It is now believed that after Obama’s 12th term as commissar, Canada will be completely covered with ice.
The Obama administration will be most remembered for jet stream disruption and the advent of warmcold, which resulted in the subsequent rebound of Arctic sea ice and tornadoes.
No thanks. We have more ice and snow than we know what to do with.
Perhaps the crushed-ice drink swilling warmistas that attend the multifarious climate congresses will need more in the future? We can send as much as they can use, as it is.
Down, down, down she . . . oops! It just bumped up and is . . . going down again; still down! Look at that, it’s beginning to rise and rise and . . . oh nooooo! It’s melting again! Melting, melting, melting . . .
Just like the wicked witch when Dorothy threw a bucket of water on her.
What the heck just happened? I don’t follow the sea ice as closely as I used to…just look at the numbers once every few days, but I was shocked to see the above plot, as last time I looked the anomaly was headed in the downward direction consistently.
Early June area has poor correlation with September minimum, but such a change is rather interesting…the anomaly didn’t just increase because of less melt…area actually increased.
Clearly it’s just a blip before more melting (and the other indices don’t seem to show a reduction in melt recently). Right now, we’re not really distinguishable from last year, 2007, or even 2006…so clearly there could be a wide spread and that’s what makes it so fun. Most of the alarmists are calling for either a new record and nearly one, so we’ll see.
The real recovery is in sea ice volume. There is much more multi-year ice sonce 2007.
BTW, the south pole was near record high level for the last three years, it’s closer to normal this year.
PIPS2 unfortunately quit updating their maps several weeks ago.