July 25, 2013
Barber said the ice is getting so weak that new categories have had to be created for it. “We have a whole new class of sea ice in the Arctic, which we’re calling ‘decayed ice,”‘ he said.
Barber’s decayed ice can be compared vs. 2006 below. Green shows the large increase in western Arctic sea ice since 2006. Red shows ice present in 2006, but not present today.
Most of the red ice was lost during the winter of 2006-2007 as it was transported out the Fram Strait. By contrast, the new green western Arctic ice will get very thick over the winter and be much harder to melt next summer – making climate alarmists even more angry and irrational, and causing them to say even stupider things to gullible members of the press corpse.