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More Arctic Sea Ice Now Than In 2006

February 21, 2017

By Paul Homewood


h/t Tony Heller





Contrary to all the fake news reports of rapidly melting Arctic ice in the last few months, NSIDC now confirm that there is more sea ice now than there was on the same date in 2006.

As of yesterday, Arctic sea ice extent was 14.300 million sq km, compared to 14.286 million sq km on 20th Feb 2006.

In 2006, ice extent actually fell over the next four days, so the gap may continue to grow with a lot of cold air around at the moment there.

It was the global warming cheerleader Mark Serreze who claimed a few years back that the Arctic was screaming. I have a message for him – it was not the Arctic, it was those poor brass monkeys!

  1. February 21, 2017 7:20 pm

    It has been claimed that declining Arctic Ice is consistent with Man Made Global Warming. It’s 2017. Arctic Ice is not declining. But more to the point, why is there any Arctic Ice at all? Wasn’t the Arctic supposed to be ice-free by now. You know, CO2 and all.

  2. February 21, 2017 7:26 pm

    There aren’t many things that the poor alarmists can cling on to. The Arctic isn’t melting away, the polar bears are flourishing, the sea level isn’t rising any faster than normal, there aren’t any more hurricanes, floods or droughts than normal. The world is greening and crops are flourishing. In fact is there anything they have to be alarmed about, except their funding and prestige?

    • HotScot permalink
      February 21, 2017 7:53 pm

      They are alarmed that they are being proven spectacularly wrong on every disaster scenario they have promoted, over the last 40 years!


      • Athelstan permalink
        February 21, 2017 8:15 pm

        A 1000 aye’s to that.

      • Andy DC permalink
        February 22, 2017 2:51 am

        If they were financial advisers, they would have been out on the street along time ago with their track record of repeated failure.

  3. February 21, 2017 7:49 pm

    We’ve just had an El Nino year – I’d be interested to see if there is evidence for a correlation, but I was kind of expecting things to be bad at the start of this year.

  4. HotScot permalink
    February 21, 2017 7:57 pm

    Nice article by Judith Curry, with a few barely disguised barbed comments, for GWPF.

    “CLIMATE MODELS – for the layman”. It looks to be directed at the IPCC, hence the title.

  5. February 21, 2017 8:04 pm

    The polar storms have abated, the temperature has dropped sharply, and thanks to both the ice has rebounded just as expected. Should temporarily shut Serreze up.

  6. Athelstan permalink
    February 21, 2017 8:35 pm

    I have a message for him – it was not the Arctic, it was those poor brass monkeys!

    Screaming indeed.

    I heard a rumour that this year, the Brass monkey’s union members were so cold they’ve had to buy knock down Parkas “bogof” from the latest abortive expedition by ‘dave’ hempletoff adams………..

    Where’s Pete Wadhams?

    here’s a reminder……………….

    Professor Wadhams, Cambridge University’s head of Polar Ocean Physics Group, claims that in the weeks after Professor Laxon’s death, he was targeted by a lorry trying to force him off the road.

    He reported the incident to the police but did not express his concerns about the scientists over fears he would be labelled a ‘looney’, he told The Telegraph.

    ‘It’s just very odd coincidence that something like that should happen in such a brief period of time,’ he said.

    Daily Mail LINK.


    It’s all ‘gone south’ and at least we’ve still got Brass monkeys and lots of SEA ICE!!

    • catweazle666 permalink
      February 21, 2017 10:15 pm

      Wadhams claimed that three of his colleagues had been knocked off by Evil Oil Orcs, one due to falling downstairs at a New Year’s Eve party, another snuffed by a truck while cycling to work in London, and a third struck by lightning while on a walking holiday in Scotland.

      The three scientists he identified – Seymour Laxon and Katherine Giles, both climate change scientists at University College London, and Tim Boyd of the Scottish Association for marine Science – all died within the space of a few months in early 2013.
      Professor laxon fell down a flight of stairs at a New year’s Eve party at a house in Essex while Dr Giles died when she was in collision with a lorry when cycling to work in London. Dr Boyd is thought to have been struck by lightning while walking in Scotland.

      Mad as a box of frogs…

      • Athelstan permalink
        February 22, 2017 12:00 am

        More madder than mad Jock McMad son of the late Mad hatter – er probably.

      • Graeme No.3 permalink
        February 22, 2017 8:48 am

        I thought it was after a New Years Eve party. I suppose the higher level of CO2 made Prof. Laxham loose his balance and fall down stairs after a night on no sugar non alcoholic beverages. As for Dr. Giles I cannot speculate except to say that on the rare occasions in the last 3 years that I have been in London the behaviour of cyclists has had me cringing and wondering if they will splatter all over the windscreen of the taxi. Fortunately London taxi drivers are very good, although prone to profane uterances.

        As for Dr. Boyd the explanation is simple, the evil oil companies have suppressed the use of lightning as electricity except when they wish to make an example of someone in order to silence Prof. Wadhams. I understand lightning has an average of 30,000 amps and up to 100 million volts so obviously it requires rather more to shut Prof. Wadhams up.

      • Gerry, England permalink
        February 22, 2017 1:55 pm

        Giles was killed by a tipper truck turning left where they have to go a long way to the right to make the turn missing the traffic island and she was on the nearside. Common mistake of cyclists to go anywhere near a truck in those circumstances.

  7. February 21, 2017 8:53 pm

    As a skeptic, I thought of going on the cruise in the Arctic. How much is it to get a helicopter to ferry you out ? If you can get one.

  8. CheshireRed permalink
    February 21, 2017 9:43 pm

    The farce continues. Donald, do the decent thing and put this sc@m to bed please once and for all. Be brutal on their arses.

  9. Tom Dowter permalink
    February 22, 2017 5:51 am

    What is so significant about comparing a few days in February 2017 with the corresponding few days in 2006?

    I would suggest that the answer is nothing.

    If we take the whole of February 2006, then we find that no less than 6 subsequent years up to 2015 have a higher sea ice extent, as well as five prior ones from 2000. Only 2005, 2011, 2014 and 2015 have less.

    Is sea ice extent the best measure of the amount of sea ice? I would suggest that sea ice volume would be a better one, or, failing that sea ice area/concentration.

    The problem is that the same quantity of ice dispersed by storms will display a greater value for extent than would be the case if there were no, or less severe, storms causing dispersion.

    It may well be that there is more sea ice in February 2017 that in 2006, but quoting extent does not prove it.

    • HotScot permalink
      February 22, 2017 8:15 am

      You are absolutely correct, however, it’s the standard by which the alarmists chose to terrify the general public.

      Sceptics are doing nothing more than examining their woeful standards of science and pointing out its inadequacies.

      Skinning cats.

  10. Coeur de Lion permalink
    February 22, 2017 8:11 am

    I’m no expert in anything but I do notice that on website a strong very cold airflow off the Greenland icecap (minus 48) to the SE towards Svalbard and a similar chilly southerly wind vic Norway. Is this why nobody is taking my bet about the number of Wadhams next September? The North Pole is pretty chilly too – minus 35 ish.

    • HotScot permalink
      February 22, 2017 8:19 am

      “minus 35 ish”

      Day or Night?

    • Graeme No.3 permalink
      February 22, 2017 8:52 am

      Minus 35? No wonder the ice is melting! Hang on, what is the M.P. of ice (outside alarmist looney circles).

  11. HotScot permalink
    February 22, 2017 8:17 am

    “minus 35 ish”

    Day or night?

  12. HotScot permalink
    February 22, 2017 8:19 am

    Sorry, double post.

  13. Richard111 permalink
    February 22, 2017 8:25 am

    I thought Arctic day didn’t start till Equinox.
    So still ‘night’ I guess.

    • HotScot permalink
      February 22, 2017 8:52 am

      Good point.

  14. Coeur de Lion permalink
    February 22, 2017 8:57 am

    Hot Scot – the Arctic Circle is there for something?

    • HotScot permalink
      February 22, 2017 12:31 pm

      “the Arctic Circle is there for something?”

      Gin and Tonic. That’s all.

      Oh and lots of money for research scientists drilling holes everywhere. No wonder they claim there’s no ice, it’s like a colander by now. 🙂

  15. February 22, 2017 9:29 am

    Serreze is now touting the Antarctic as the new alarm.

    Antarctic sea ice hits record low as temperatures soar
    2017-02-20 09:29
    ‘Mark Serreze, director of the NSIDC, told reporters that the new data still need to be confirmed with a few days of measurements.’

    • Athelstan permalink
      February 22, 2017 10:11 am

      From your link oldbrew…………………….

      For cryingshere out loud, how’s about this for a statement of the bleedin’ obvious:

      “The sea ice is likely to decrease further as it usually melts to its smallest for the year at the end of February in the summer of southern hemisphere.”

      Who are these children?

      All those recent years when Serreze totally ignored the growing Antarctic sea ice, suddenly he’s noticed the ‘other pole’………………now it’s “melting” in their words [certainly not mine] – dear heavens above, talk about cherry data picking…………..BUT still!! there’s no need to bloody well panicko.

      lets see

      • Athelstan permalink
        February 22, 2017 10:37 am

    • nigel permalink
      February 22, 2017 1:27 pm

      But, But,

      the former increase in Antarctica sea-ice was trumpeted (after a mental reboot) as a PROOF of global warming as it validated the models. By that logic a sudden decrease MUST be a proof – now that the models are impeccable -that global warming has REVERSED.

      Of course, the mental processes of AGW zealots are the purest shit.

      By the way, Athelstan, I think that that world ice picture is actually kaput, since those Colorado people did not restart after the temporary loss of satellite. If you look closely, the blue line is going sideways.

      • Athelstan permalink
        February 22, 2017 2:02 pm

        Temporary loss of the satellite is due to man made warming…………..

        I wonder though, if, the whole shebang will ever get back into orbit and how i do hope it all goes tits up. Even though, I still would like the remote sensing to continue – it is all SO dependent on ENFORCED taxation ie the poor bloody taxpayer has no effin choice………………… and I am certainly no fan of it – taxpayers money spent on any sort of climate boondoggle, period.

        I cheer on, I cheer loudly for Donald Trump because it is way past time someone put this brass monkey to bed.

  16. February 22, 2017 12:52 pm

    I’m worried about all the holes they are drilling.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      February 22, 2017 1:57 pm

      What, in case the ice sinks?

      • nigel permalink
        February 22, 2017 2:53 pm

        No, in case the polar bears get their feet caught.

        This is interesting:

        Click to access 1702.00641.pdf

        Take home point: a continuing quiet sun is predicted.

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