Shortest Arctic Melt Season On Record?

The Arctic has reached the date of the normal end to the melt season. The ice is growing rapidly, extent is the same as last year, about 30% higher than four years ago, and the melt season may have been the shortest on record.

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The ice has grown rapidly over the past week.


Yesterday, the New York Times described the rapidly growing ice as “going, down, down, down.


Arctic Summer Sea Ice – Going Down, Down, Down – The New York Times

The New York Times also predicted the Arctic would be ice free by 1979, and would kill us all.


TimesMachine: Thursday February 20, 1969 –

Sixty years ago the New York Times said Arctic ice was rapidly disappearing and predicted we would be sailing over the North Pole by now.


The Changing Face of the Arctic – The Changing Face of the Arctic – View Article –

Sixteen years ago the New York Times said the North Pole was ice-free for the first time in 50 million years.


Ages-Old Icecap at North Pole Is Now Liquid, Scientists Find – The New York Times

The are in good company, with experts like the US Navy who also say the Arctic is ice-free.


US Navy predicts summer ice free Arctic by 2016 | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | The Guardian

The Arctic was also ice-free last year.

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The End of the Arctic? Ocean Could be Ice Free by 2015 – The Daily Beast

Nobel Prize winners say the Arctic was ice-free two years ago.


Gore: Polar ice cap may disappear by summer 2014

The BBC says the Arctic has been ice-free for three years.


BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Arctic summers ice-free ‘by 2013’

NASA’s climate prophet also says the Arctic is ice-free and will kill us all.


The Argus-Press – Google News Archive Search

Experts also say the Arctic has been ice-free since 2012, and is screaming.


Star-News – Google News Archive Search

Other scientists at NSIDC are more conservative and say the Arctic won’t be ice-free until 2020.


6 May 2007, Page 11 – The Daily Intelligencer at

Year after year, decade after decade, century after century, scientists and journalists tell the same lies about the Arctic. Because creating alarm pays the bills.

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25 Responses to Shortest Arctic Melt Season On Record?

  1. Pingback: Shortest Arctic Melt Season On Record? | world watch web

  2. Steve, have you tried Greenshot yet? With as much clipping as you do, you might really like it… I think it is the best clipper I’ve ever used. I configured mine to use F6 to activate it (a leftover from a previous clipper), and I have it save a copy of the clip to the clipboard, and open it. You can set it to save it in a certain place, send it to places like box, google drive, etc (probably wordpress too?). I save as .png since it is lossless compression, which is nice for text too. Nice magnifier too.

    Very configurable… Which might slow you down at first while you set it to behave like you want, but after that, you’ll fly.

  3. Caleb says:

    The above map shows no sea-ice at Barrow, but the webcam shows otherwise.

    This is not thin, new ice. Where did it come from, when none is shown on the maps? (We need to be careful of what maps we trust.)

  4. wizzum says:

    I’d say it is because it doesn’t meet the minimum % level to be counted. 15% ice or 10% ice does not mean no ice.

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