Arctic Ice Area Increase In Mid-May

According to a top expert from NASA. the Arctic may be ice free in twelve weeks. But for now, Arctic ice area is above normal and increasing over the last couple of days.

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9 Responses to Arctic Ice Area Increase In Mid-May

  1. gregole says:
    From the link:
    “Of particular concern is that the ice is declining in volume as well as extent. This winter, ice was only about 10 to 30 centimeters (4 to 12 inches) thick at most, according to Walt Meier of the National Snow and Ice Data Center. “So it will all melt away very quickly,” he says — and as it melts away more completely, so it becomes harder for it to reform, creating what NSIDC Director Mark Serreze has called an “overall downward spiral.”

    I suppose the good news is that we have gone from a death spiral to an overall downward spiral.

    I liked “death spiral” more than “overall downward spiral”. Death Spiral. Has a nice ring to it.

    • John Silver says:

      I and Piers Corbyn predicted this. Lots of cold water up there:

      And immediately a satellite glitch pops up, how convenient:

    • Shooter says:

      The Death Spiral is also an air term where an aircraft is falling in a downward spiral and cannot get out.

  2. Bill Pounder says:

    Meanwhile, the northern ocean waters are still on the chilly side.

    • Eric Simpson says:

      Looks cold to me. One thing, though, that gets me about these charts is that the colors for extreme cold and extreme hot are too similar. For example, at your link it takes a while to figure out that much of the area to the west of Alaska is extremely cold, not extremely hot. And you do that by inference, not by color matching.

  3. Latitude says:

    and as it melts away more completely, so it becomes harder for it to reform,
    What a load of crap……the longer it stays up there….didn’t have any problem reforming this year

  4. Joe Bastardi says:

    Only in the AlICE in wonderland warmingista world is colder, warmer, and more less

  5. miked1947 says:

    They are seeing shifting wind patterns and think they mean something. Existence or lack of ice in the Arctic only means that the region is still doing what it has done for Millions of years.
    How many angles are dancing on the head of the pen today?

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