Alarmists have been spreading fake news that Arctic sea ice extent is at a “record low.” Obviously this couldn’t happen in February near the peak ice extent. It would have to happen in September. Current extent is about the same as all recent years.
So how is summer shaping up? This is the really bad news for alarmists. The same southerly winds in the Barents Sea which have slowed growth of the ice edge this winter, are causing thick ice to pile up in the Beaufort, Chukchi and East Siberian Seas. Those seas are what determine the summer minimum.
As I showed yesterday, government agencies start their graphs right at peak ice in 1979 – in order to create the fake impression of a linear decline
The decline of sea ice after 1979 was driven by winter winds which pushed most of the old, thick ice out into the North Atlantic. It was not caused by in situ Arctic melting.
But those winds have reversed, and winter winds are now retaining the old, thick ice – pushing it away from the North Atlantic.
The same southerly winds which have kept sea ice extent down in the Barents Sea, are causing a record increase in ice on the Greenland ice sheet.
This is the real story going on in the Arctic – the one you will never hear from government climate scientists.