Arctic Sea Ice Extent Highest In A Decade

As climate experts ramp up their lies about Arctic sea ice, extent is the highest for the date since 2005, and melt is the slowest since at least 2004.

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Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

If this weather forecast showing sub-freezing temperatures in the Beaufort Sea is correct, alarmists are in a world of hurt.

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Rapid Arctic ice loss linked to extreme weather changes in Europe and US | Environment | The Guardian

Greenland’s surface has gained over 500 billion tons of ice since September

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Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass Budget: DMI

The criminals at the Guardian are of course lying to their readers about this, as they do nearly 100% of the time.

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Rapid Arctic ice loss linked to extreme weather changes in Europe and US | Environment | The Guardian

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26 Responses to Arctic Sea Ice Extent Highest In A Decade

  1. Andy DC says:

    Non-existent rapid ice loss has contibuted to non-existent extreme weather changes in Europe and the US, except for the two last extremely cold winters in the US.

  2. Gary H says:

    “Greenland’s surface has gained over 500 billion tons of ice since September . .”

    But but but but . . the AP says: “Glaciers might move slowly, but they have their dramatic moments. Scientists tracking glacial earthquakes in Greenland have managed to crack open the mysterious dynamics of calving icebergs. The results, published in the journal Science, could help scientists track the loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet, which is shrinking even faster than Antarctica.”


    • Gail Combs says:

      From La La Land times, where sceptics are barred from commenting? Can you say propaganda?

      • Gary H says:

        Nothing but the best in propaganda.

        • Gail Combs says:

          La La Land Times has all those out of work Hokeywood script writers they can draft as ‘Journalists’ to bring the finest propaganda to the eyes of the progressives serfs still capable of reading.

  3. Hugh says:

    Where’s Jim?

  4. Crashx says:

    When the positive feedback factors go away, ice melt decelerates.

    The current conditions are simply due to the accumulation of thick, lumpy, multiyear ice over the last couple years. The Beaufort Gyre region is filling up with MYI and the effect is being seen now, after the thin flat ice that melts quickly is gone. The thick ice formed by ridging reduces the melt pond areas to the valleys and the higher conductivity and higher melting temperature of the MYI lets it get thicker through the winter and resist melting through the spring. These positive feedback effects were trumpeted endlessly by the Global Warming Theorists when the wind blew the MYI out of the Arctic. Now that the winds are allowing the natural accumulation of the MYI in the Gyre the trend has reversed.

  5. These Articles say the Arctic is still melting rapidly… when in fact… BOTH the Arctic and Greenland are GAINING ICE.. !!

    Check out the comments on there .. that’s what we’re up against, a constant barrage of Warming Hype… lies…

    • AndyG55 says:

      When will these bozo’s realise that the current amount of Arctic sea ice is much HIGHER than it has been for most of the last 10,000 years…

      Arctic sea ice levels are anomalously HIGH, not slightly low.

      … and that we are only a tiny molehill out of the coldest, nastiest period in whole of the current interglacial.

  6. Billy Liar says:

    There can’t be too much melting going on in Greenland at the moment. The air is quite dry; big gaps between temperature and dewpoint, eg BGUQ (Qaarsut) temp 16°C dewpoint -2°C

  7. Dave N says:

    It’s the Grauniad.. what do you expect? They lost their sanity years ago

  8. rah says:

    Note: Snow cover has not updated as of yet. Wonder what’s going on? But it’s obvious that the Arctic sea ice extent this year is greater than the same date last year.

    • AndyG55 says:

      Its the slow rate of melting that is interesting. Its a lot slower than previous years.

      If it doesn’t speed up melting really soon, it will be within one sd of the 1981-2010 mean.

      • Gail Combs says:

        In QC we normally use 2 standard deviations ( σ ) from the mean. You do not touch a process as long as it is within two to two and a half σ since statistically the value is no different than the mean. The easiest way to muck-up a process is to adjust when the process is just varying within the typical distribution. Statistical Process Control (SPC): Introduction and Background

        Too bad ClimAstrologists are deficient in math skills or they would know this elementary stuff that I routinely taught to production workers.

  9. rah says:

    Try again: Note: Snow cover has not updated as of yet. Wonder what’s going on? But it’s obvious that the Arctic sea ice extent this year is greater than the same date last year. If the Jpg fails I have included a link.

  10. TomP says:

    The same graph shows January, March and May as each having the lowest ice extent in a decade. Strange that this doesn’t get a mention.

    • gator69 says:

      You need glasses. May is lower, but not January or March. And besides, that is not the topic of this thread. Are you some kind of doomer?

    • AndyG55 says:

      It did at the time.. It is now June. (Did you know that ?)

      And look how slowly its decreasing compared to previous years.

      If you are so worried about what “did” happen, why not compare to the first 9000 years of the current interglacial called the Holocene.

      Biological markers in sediments show that Arctic sea ice levels were much lower, even described as “seasonal ice’. ie winter only. They even have a term for the “NEOGLACIATION” that started some 2000-3500 years ago

      The Arctic sea ice level is actually ANOMALOUSLY HIGH compared to all the last 10,000 years, bar the LIA, which the temperature is only just a small amount above. Northern Russian port which were once fishing villages, are now iced in for most if not all of the year.

      There is absolutely NOTHING untoward or unusual about the current levels of summer Arctic sea ice.

      • Gail Combs says:

        AndyG55 says: “….There is absolutely NOTHING untoward or unusual about the current levels of summer Arctic sea ice.”

        Well yes there is. Ice has been increasing indicating the long term CLIMATE is cooling not warming.

        Ice free Arctic Ocean, an Early Holocene analogue

        Extensive systems of wave generated beach ridges along the North Greenland coasts show that these areas once saw seasonally open water. In addition to beach ridges, large amounts of striated boulders in and on the marine sediments from the same period also indicate that the ocean was open enough for ice bergs to drift along the shore and drop their loads. Presently the North Greenland coastline is permanently beleaguered by pack ice, and ice bergs are very rare and locked up in the sea ice. Predictions of the rapidly decreasing sea ice in the Arctic Ocean generally point to this area as the last to become ice free in summer. We therefore suggest that the occurrence of wave generated shores and abundant ice berg dropped boulders indicate that the Arctic Ocean was nearly free of sea ice in the summer at the time when they were formed. The beach ridges occur as isostatically raised “staircases”, and C14-dated curves for relative sea level change show that they were formed in the Early Holocene. A large set of samples of molluscs from beach ridges and marine sediments were collected in the summer of 2007, and are presently being dated to give a precise dating of the ice free interval. Preliminary results indicate that it fell within the interval from c. 8.5 to c. 6 ka – being progressively shorter from south to north. We therefore conclude that for a period in the Early Holocene, probably for a millenium or more, the Arctic Ocean was free of sea ice at least for shorter periods in the summer….

        Temperature and precipitation history of the Arctic

        …. 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 new approach for reconstructing glacier variability based on lake sediments recording input from more than one glacier January 2012

        …. 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 [growth] 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….

        Mid to late Holocene sea-level reconstruction of Southeast Vietnam using beachrock and beach-ridge deposits

        ….backshore deposits along the tectonically stable south-eastern Vietnamese coast document Holocene sea level changes…..reconstructed for the last 8000 years….The rates of sea-level rise decreased sharply after the rapid early Holocene rise and stabilized at a rate of 4.5 mm/year between 8.0 and 6.9 ka. Southeast Vietnam beachrocks reveal that the mid-Holocene sea-level highstand slightly above + 1.4 m was reached between 6.7 and 5.0 ka, with a peak value close to + 1.5 m around 6.0 ka….

        Translation the sea level was up to 1.5 meters higher than today in a tectonically stable area ~5000 years ago to 2000 years ago. And half way around the world in another tectonically stable area we find the same thing.
        Late Quaternary highstand deposits of the southern Arabian Gulf: a record of sea-level and climate change

        …..It has therefore been necessary to infer the ages of these sediments by a comparison of their stratigraphy and elevation with deposits known from other parts of the world. We regard this approach as valid because the southern Gulf coastline lacks evidence for significant widespread neotectonic uplift,…….
        …..Widespread evidence exists for a Holocene sea level higher than at present in the southern Arabian Gulf, indicating that it peaked at 1–2 m above present level, c. 5.5 ka bp…….

        This study shows a sea level highstand ~1 to 2 meters above the present level about ~5500 years ago.

        Sea Level Changes Past Records and Future Expectations

        For the last 40-50 years strong observational facts indicate virtually stable sea level conditions. The Earth’s rate of rotation records an [average] acceleration from 1972 to 2012, contradicting all claims of a rapid global sea level rise, and instead suggests stable, to slightly falling, sea levels.

        • AndyG55 says:

          Yeah, I didn’t phrase that very well, did I. Me bad.

          I did mention that the Arctic sea ice level is anomalously HIGH compared to the rest of the Holcene…so I suppose that makes it untoward and unusual.

        • AndyG55 says:

          ps I was reading a paper somewhere about sediments from Fram Straight. (darned if I can find the link)

          After a mostly Ice-free Arctic for the first 2/3 of the Holocene, Neoglaciation was clearly evident in the biological strata, starting around 3500 years ago.

          Was warm once, but has been cooling sinc about 3500 years ago except for a couple of minor bumps around the times of the RWP and MWP, and the very tiny bump of the MSWP, (Modern Slightly Warm Period).

      • gator69 says:

        Should we tell him that tomorrow is July, or let him try and figure that out on his own?

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