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Antarctic Ice Extent Sets Another New Record High

June 6, 2015

By Paul Homewood




Antarctic sea ice has set yet another record high for the satellite era in May, beating last year’s record.

The average extent for the month was 12.1 million sq km, which is 2.0 million sq km above the 1981-2010 average.  




Meanwhile up north, despite claims of record Arctic lows, May ice extent was actually higher than in 2004 and 2006.








As a result, global sea ice remains slightly above average, as it has been for most of the last two years.



Finally, PIOMAS show that Arctic ice thickness remains at its highest since 2006, and does not appear to have begun to decline yet this year.



  1. June 6, 2015 1:00 pm

    Thre are none so blind as those who will not see when the obvious is in front of them. Of course, in today’s society, integrity often takes a back seat to peer adulation, publications, grant money and tenure/promotion opportunities. As I told colleagues in the 1970’s: if you fudge and lie, when the general public catches on–and they will–academia will be forever trying to get its reputation back. I think we are at that point. Without integrity there is no science.

    • meto permalink
      June 7, 2015 7:04 pm

      Well said, Joan!

      Also, beware of the “manufactured scientists” who mouth the AGW party line in “good old Stalinist” fashion, but with a thinly disguised veneer of fabricated “greeny” jibberish. When we cannot find the professional record of someone, then, indeed, we need to ask questions. Where did they really come from, who “manufactured” their “paperwork”, etc. As usual, follow the money…

  2. Elaine Supkis permalink
    June 6, 2015 1:34 pm

    Yes, Greenland is seeing virtually no melting this late spring, near summer solstice period.

    It is going to go down to freezing tonight here in New York! In June!

    • June 7, 2015 5:29 pm

      Might be the tipping point you think?

    • June 7, 2015 8:52 pm

      Freezing here at night as well! Pretoria! In June!

  3. June 6, 2015 6:30 pm

    That’s sad news for Antarctic ‘Weedy Things’, whose future must now be returning to normal, compared with a year ago.

    I wonder if Aunty will report the fact?

  4. June 6, 2015 6:57 pm

    FIFA has been caught despite the BBC support, next the “Climate” scientists?
    We can but hope.

    • TonyM permalink
      June 7, 2015 9:05 pm

      Experimental scientists should be following the Scientific Method. Can we call those in Climate Scientist community who don’t respect this gold standard of their profession. “Scientists”?

  5. June 6, 2015 7:48 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  6. June 7, 2015 11:47 am

    Thanks, Paul. PIOMAS has very good ice volume cover.
    Yesterday Joe Bastardi, at said he expected the future Arctic and Antarctic trends to reverse to a growing Arctic and a shrinking Anctartic.

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