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Arctic Sea Ice Extent Higher Than 2006 Last Month

January 9, 2019
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By Paul Homewood

 

Just last March, the Guardian was trying to panic us about record lows in Arctic sea ice during last winter.

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 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/06/arctic-warmest-winter-record-climate-change

 

Back in the real world, DMI confirm that average Arctic sea ice extent in December was higher last month than in 2006. In reality, there has been very little change at all since 2005.

 

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http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover_30y.uk.php

 

 

Sea ice thickness is also very little changed since 2006:

 

 

http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icethickness/thk.uk.php

And volume is also not decreasing either. (Note – 2003 is the first year of data from DMI)

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http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icethickness/txt/IceVol.txt

 

But you won’t read any of this in the Guardian.

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10 Comments
  1. January 9, 2019 2:12 pm

    Paul, thanks for the update. It really does look like Arctic ice is leveling off over the last decade and may very well begin trending upward again soon, likely driven primarily by ocean effects and not CO2 effects. Time will tell.

  2. January 9, 2019 3:40 pm

    “average Arctic sea ice extent in December was higher last month than in 2006”

    The other question is whether Arctic or Antarctic sea ice extent is driven by AGW.

    https://tambonthongchai.com/2018/08/04/does-global-warming-drive-changes-in-arctic-sea-ice/

    • dave permalink
      January 10, 2019 10:23 am

      Once the Westerlies die away, normal service is resumed:

      http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php

    • Jack Broughton permalink
      January 10, 2019 8:11 pm

      Great link, thanks. The underwater quakes and volcanoes that you refer to are far more extensive than most people seem to know as the lower ocean is mainly unexplored. A very good paper by prof. Wyss Yim covered this well. I certainly had not realised how much activity there was in the arctic ocean. At the ocean floor the earth’s crust is often very thin, hence the problem with Tsunamis.

  3. January 9, 2019 4:16 pm

    The MSM will only run stories about the Northeast passage now being open in summer, a history of its openings might be a handy set of ammunition, this might be a handy datum in the 19th century from Hubert Lamb, Climate History and the Modern World (available free online):

    • dave permalink
      January 10, 2019 7:19 am

      Quite chilly in the Arctic.

      http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php

      Taking away the sun for several months will do that to you – every time.

      The melons will not tell the sheeple that. Realistically, I do not suppose either the melons or the sheeple are clever enough to work out such difficult scientific matters for themselves.
      They seem to have this weird cartoon image of the world in their heads as a big red blob dripping perspiration. Rather like one’s head after a foolish spasm of digging in the garden.

  4. January 9, 2019 4:37 pm

    The Greenland temp graph: somewhat apples to oranges. The 48 year smoothed average vs the weekly (?) high/low makes current times look unstable.
    We should have the range of ’58-’02 (gray area) shown. Would bring context to the difference between then and now. Are we 1 standard deviation away?

    Current display supports warmists more than skeptics. A persuasion problem we could fix.

  5. dave permalink
    January 10, 2019 11:09 am

  6. January 12, 2019 5:59 am

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

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