For the past two years, Arctic sea ice extent has been tracking 2005/2006 – which had the two highest summer minimums of the past decade.
Arctic sea ice volume is just below 2006
Climate experts will protest by saying “but the long term trend is down two million km sq.” – based on NSIDC graphs, which not so cleverly start in 1979
NSIDC performs this optical illusion by truncating the years prior to 1979, when Arctic sea ice extent grew by two million km sq.
In other words, Arctic sea ice extent is about the same as it was 40 years ago.
The Northwest Passage is blocked by three meter thick ice in the Beaufort Sea
But the Northwest Passage was open in 1904
In other words, there is probably more ice now in the Beaufort Sea than there was in 1904.
Experts told us that the Arctic would be ice-free in 2013.
Nobel Prize winners told us the Arctic would be ice-free by 2014.
NASA’s top scientist/prophet told us that the Arctic would be ice-free in 2013
These scientists are incompetent political hacks, who are paid to spread propaganda for the government. They have no idea what drives climate cycles, and have no idea what they are talking about.