All winter, the usual band of climate criminals have been claiming that the Arctic is “Super-Hot” and “Melting.” What is actually going on is that winds have been pushing ice from the Barents Sea over towards the Bering Sea, where there is now a large excess of ice almost extending to the Aleutian Islands..
The ice is thick along the Alaskan Coast, where they are having very cold weather.
This animation shows what has gone on since last summer. Thick ice pushing from Russia towards Alaska.
Ice in the Chukchi and East Siberian Seas is much thicker than it was nine years ago.
The last two summers, Arctic alarmists got very lucky when late summer winter-like storms broke up the ice in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. But the longer term impact of those storms is that they cooled the deeper waters of those two seas, making it harder to melt the ice this summer.
The excess ice in the Bering Sea will slow the start of summer melt this year. It is unlikely that the Arctic will be ice-free in 2014, as the Nobel Prize winner predicted.