Global Sea Ice Area Is Growing By The Area Of France Every Eight Months

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22 Responses to Global Sea Ice Area Is Growing By The Area Of France Every Eight Months

  1. Gail Combs says:

    That graph is a real winner Steven. Definitely worth bookmarking.

  2. stewart pid says:

    Oh Reggie … how about a little blow torch fireworks to celebrate the ice recovery??

  3. Cornelia Levy-Bencheton says:

    What are the implications of this? Can you speak about this in he context of climate change/ global warming, etc?
    Thanks.

  4. emsnews says:

    We had three days of warm weather up here in upstate NY and now it is back into the ice box again with temperatures barely scraping above freezing at night.

    I keep saying, the key to the weather is how cold it is in summer in the ‘Ice Age Glacier Belt’ of North America.

  5. Shanna M says:

    Have you seen this article?
    http://phys.org/news/2014-05-antarctic-ice-sheet-unstable-age.html

    The findings:
    1. Antarctic ice starting melting 5000 years earlier than previously thought (to about 20000 years ago)
    2. Its melting wasn’t slow and steady, there are periods of fast melts followed by pauses. The last big melting phase was 9000 years ago.
    3. It causes sea level rise of 50 feet in 350 years, or 20 times faster than the last century.

    Looks like Mother Nature is fully capable of achieving much more warming of the south pole all on her own without any help from SUVs.

  6. Eric Simpson says:

    And that’s a lot of Manhattans.

  7. renbe says:

    Pity that most of the glaciers are melting rapidly, and that the land ice on Antarctica and Greenland is melting as well. But that happened many times before, so it’s normal.

    • Gail Combs says:

      “most of the glaciers are melting rapidly” depends on your point of reference and is one of the underhanded methods used by the con artists to scare the Sheeple.

      I suggest you look at North Hemisphere Summer Energy the Leading Indicator which has been DECLINING in the sesond half of the Holocene as we approach a possible glacial inception.

      Or read these peer-reviewed papers:

      Temperature and precipitation history of the Arctic 2010
      Miller et al
      Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, USA et al

      …. Solar energy reached a summer maximum (9% higher than at present) ~11 ka ago and has been decreasing since then, primarily in response to the precession of the equinoxes. The extra energy elevated early Holocene summer temperatures throughout the Arctic 1-3°C above 20th century averages, enough to completely melt many small glaciers throughout the Arctic, although the Greenland Ice Sheet was only slightly smaller than at present. Early Holocene summer sea ice limits were substantially smaller than their 20th century average, and the flow of Atlantic water into the Arctic Ocean was substantially greater. As summer solar energy decreased in the second half of the Holocene, glaciers re-established or advanced, sea ice expanded

      A more recent paper looking at glaciers in Norway.

      A new approach for reconstructing glacier variability based on lake sediments recording input from more than one glacier January 2012
      Kristian Vasskoga Øyvind Paaschec, Atle Nesjea, John F. Boyled, H.J.B. Birks

      …. A multi-proxy numerical analysis demonstrates that it is possible to distinguish a glacier component in the ~ 8000-yr-long record, based on distinct changes in grain size, geochemistry, and magnetic composition…. This signal is …independently tested through a mineral magnetic provenance analysis of catchment samples. Minimum glacier input is indicated between 6700–5700 cal yr BP, probably reflecting a situation when most glaciers in the catchment had melted away, whereas the highest glacier activity is observed around 600 and 200 cal yr BP. During the local Neoglacial interval (~ 4200 cal yr BP until present), five individual periods of significantly reduced glacier extent are identified at ~ 3400, 3000–2700, 2100–2000, 1700–1500, and ~ 900 cal yr BP….

      The authors of BOTH papers simply state that most glaciers likely didn’t exist 6,000 years ago, but the highest period of the glacial activity has been in the past 600 years. This is hardly surprising with ~9% less solar energy.

      • emsnews says:

        Correct. Glaciers grew after the end of the Medieval Warm Period. This is why the fake climatologists had to get rid of that irritating fact. Not to mention, the Little Ice Age which is now being hailed as ‘normal weather’ instead.

  8. Andy says:

    But it will start decreasing again soon, so this statement actually means very little. You need to say why it is important also.

    Andy

    • Brian G Valentine says:

      Better yet, why don’t you explain why the largest known variation has remained less then a percent of the total throughout the known period of the interglacial.

      • Morgan says:

        I got your interglacial right here, and it’s flat enough to play billiards on:

        • Brian G Valentine says:

          Funny how “climate change” appears to be nothing but orbital variation to everyone except liberal Democrats, fake Christians, Hollywood actors, European socialists, self-hating royalty figures, ne’er-do-wells, and twenty something year old bloggers living their mom’s basement with their Star Trek toys

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