Arctic Ice Area Above Normal

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Very cold weather in the Arctic is keeping sea ice area above normal well into May. NASA expert Zwally says that all of the ice may be gone in 16 weeks.


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9 Responses to Arctic Ice Area Above Normal

  1. Edward. says:

    It could be a death spiral, or perhaps the sea ice is just doing ‘its natural thing’, I mean – it goes up and it goes down but whatever it does. It is best not to read anything too much into it because the sea ice is N+SH and has been roughly in balance since 1979 [and way before that, way back, doubtless back to the last retreat] and that ain’t a lie. The Earth – she loves equilibrium – it’s her natural way.

    • miked1947 says:

      The earth is never in equilibrium and is always striving to find that balance. Equilibrium would be the end of life as we know it.

      • gator69 says:

        And a fly on the wall never sees it get painted. 😉

      • bubbagyro says:

        I’m sure Mike meant equilibration not equilibrium. Of course parameters oscillate between extrema. When one extreme happens, buffering systems, like El Nino or La Nina come into play to prevent “tipping points” through equilibrating events that try to redistribute the localized energy. When new extreme external conditions arise, like a change in solar input and/or cosmic ray bombardment, then earth re-equilibrates, using these buffering mechanisms.

      • miked1947 says:

        It never reaches that state as things are in constant flux. That is what drives life on this rock.
        Even when the paint is applied to it! 😉

  2. Traitor in Chief says:

    Ahhh, the dreaded death spiral. Somehow it is causing a visible shift to a seasonally later maximum in the last few years.

  3. darryl b says:

    I believe I have to get another (3rd) email site just for real science. Maybe a 30 hour day would help also. I am using a significant amount of it in a book I am writing regarding human nature.

  4. tckev says:

    Maybe HenryP has a better handle on what is going on that most (but don’t tell Hansen) –

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