The last week in July blew away all records for slow ice area loss, with less than 1/20th the loss that occurred in 1985. All that thin, rotten, decayed ice just refused to melt.
Last week, NSIDC said :
Back when the sea was thick and lasted for years, cyclones tended to spread the ice out and actually increase its extent, said Julienne Stroeve of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo. Now, when ice gets spread out, it simply breaks up and disappears.
“As our ice cover has thinned, some of our old rules are changing,” said Stroeve.
The rules are changing. Low solar activity is freezing the Arctic. The CO2 scam is in its death throes.