Record Arctic Ice Growth Continues

Two weeks ago I predicted :

With very cold air settling in over Alaska and the Bering Sea, ice extent will grow quickly over the next two weeks.

That is exactly what happened. Arctic sea ice extent is now the highest in the last three or four years.

Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

Experts are of course saying the exact opposite, because they are paid to lie about the climate, and correctly believe that their funding is about to get cut off.

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19 Responses to Record Arctic Ice Growth Continues

  1. Jim Hunt says:

    An alternative interpretation from JAXA:

    • gator69 says:

      Yep, looks pretty unamazing and unalarming on both graphs, all perfectly natural and fine.

      Shooting for eight million this year Jimbo?

    • TimboA says:

      That is (ahem) ALARMING Jim….Don’t quit your day …wait! “YOUR FIRED!!” To quote your new President…lol

      • AndyG55 says:

        Unfortunately, Jimbo is not in the USA. He is somehow linked in with the massive climate trough that is Exeter University in the UK.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      That’s a terrifying graph. I hate it when people screw with my day like this. I’ve planned to get so much work done today but why bother …

      How much time do we have left? Under 6 months already? I don’t even want to think what the neighbors will do when I tell them what Jim found.

      Assisted suicide is now legal in Colorado

      Under the law, two physicians must agree that the person seeking suicide … has fewer than six months to live. The person must be older than 18 and must voluntarily ask for the medicine that would end his or her life.

      Here in the US, there are no federal laws on the matter, so individual states are passing their own legislation. But with Colorado decriminalizing euthanasia and other states possibly following suit, it may only be a matter of time before there is growing pressure to address this issue at the federal level.

    • AndyG55 says:

      Foot in mouth , hey Jimbo, and that foot is straight from the sewer..

      Arctic sea ice is perfectly normal for this time of year.

      Thanks for highlighting that FACT, you moronic twerp :-)

      • AndyG55 says:

        WOW.. huge problem. NOT !!!

        But how much further does it have to drop before it gets to the much lower values of the first 3/4 of the Holocene.

        You know, when there was no human CO2 .

        The sea ice is actually doing remarkably well considering the jet stream “less cold” temperature anomaly that has been sitting over the Kara Sea. That cold has been elsewhere instead.

        So yes, Jimbo, you worthless clown, unless you what to be considered an ignorant, slimy, con-man… you do need to show that you know the actual truth of the situation.

        • Jim Hunt says:

          Andy – I note that you still haven’t taken me up on my assorted offers for you to state your “first 3/4 of the Holocene” case outside your favourite echo chamber:

        • Gail Combs says:

          Why should he?
          The Urinalists in the Yellow Stream Media will only censor anything that does not agree with the CAGW scam. Warmist blogs block skeptics (as Zeke Horsefeathers just demonstrated.)

          And anyone who can read (and is NOT paid to ignore it) knows it.

          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…

          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….

          A new approach for reconstructing glacier variability based on lake sediments recording input from more than one glacier

          …. 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….

      • gator69 says:

        Need I say more?

        Yes, you do. You need to apologize for aiding and abetting genocide. And then maybe stop talking altogether.

  2. Pathway says:

    I just want the damn thing to melt so our new Russian friends can start extracting oil.

    • AndyG55 says:

      Yep, imagine the massive economic BENEFITS if the current high level of Arctic sea ice were to drop down to the much lower levels of the first 3/4 of the Holocene.

      Russia wouldn’t need to build so many nuclear powered ice-breakers just to keep commerce going for a fraction of the year.

      • Gail Combs says:

        The Sahara and other deserts would green and the far north would support grain.

        If it happens fast we could even see the Left Coasts and the parasitic infestations wiped out too!

        So whats not to like?

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