Arctic Sea Ice Volume Up 15% Over The Past Decade

Arctic sea ice volume is up 15% from a decade ago, and the area of the Arctic covered with thick ice has massively expanded .

2007   2017

Summer minimum ice extent has increased over the past decade.


Greenland’s surface has been gaining ice at near record rates for the last two years.

NOAA mysteriously forgot to mention that Arctic ice is expanding in their Arctic Report Card.

2017 Headlines

These people are propagandists, not scientists – and their scam is collapsing.

The Arctic as it is known today is almost certainly gone

Expert: Arctic polar cap may disappear this summer_English_Xinhua

North Pole May Be Ice-Free for First Time This Summer

Star-News – Google News Archive Search

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

Gore: Polar ice cap may disappear by summer 2014

The Argus-Press – Google News Archive Search

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21 Responses to Arctic Sea Ice Volume Up 15% Over The Past Decade

  1. feathers says:

    The Weather Channel is now featuring the sick polar bear suffering from “climate change” video.

    Does the Weather Channel employ any real scientist?

    • gator69 says:

      Fake news requires niether scientists nor journalists. These days we have hundreds of SyFy channels from which to choose.

    • Latitude says:

      If it was climate change…there would be 100’s of starving bears…not just one

    • Rick says:

      Polar bears are apex predators. As they age and cannot hunt effectively, they do die in this manner from starvation. “Global warming” has nothing to do with it. BTW, the polar bears did just fine when they were farming crops on Greenland as well.

      • Andy says:

        “BTW, the polar bears did just fine when they were farming crops on Greenland as well.”

        Can you send a link to show the stats on polar bear numbers during that period?

        That would what would be called real science, to back up your viewpoint, and not would be called a claim with no backing.

        • AndyG55 says:

          Please explain how polar bears survived the first 7000 -8000 years of the Holocene when sea ice areas were MUCH LESS than now, often suffer ice free.

          You are , as always, yapping from a level of extreme ignorance, little andy.

  2. John Silver says:

    The Economist
    The Arctic as it is known today is almost certainly gone

    Neither grammar nor logic.

    • arn says:

      They ALWAYS use this kind of rhetorics:

      First they slam the Agenda/fearporn in your face(arctic as we know it is gone)
      than they systematically built in a backdoor of relativity(almost certainly).

      And they know that 99% of readers will only memorize the fearporn(arctic gone)
      and overlook or instantly forget (almost certainly).

      And in case they meet one of the 1% in ten years and get confronted with their fake predictions they will point to “almost certainly” as excuse.

      In fact everything in the Headline is bullshit:
      1)the arctic that exists today must not exist today according to opd predictions of climate “scientists”-she is gone long ago according to them.
      And though she no longer exists she is shrinking/melting more and more while getting bigger and bigger.
      2)it is just ice in a place with low sunlight input.
      Even when the ice completely dissappears it will come back eventually when it gets colder.

  3. Jim Steele says:

    2017 Arctic Report Card estimate of Greenland total mass loss seem suspect and I wonder if the failing GRACE2 satellite had any impact. 2014-15 and 2015-16 were estimated to have lost 190 Gt. During 2014-15 the surface mass only gained 200 Gt. From that we can estimate that Greenland must gain about 400 Gt each year to stay in equilibrium with glacier discharge.

    However in 2016-17 Greenland had gained 550 Gt of ice. That would suggest Greenland gained ice. Yet despite adding 300 GT more than previously, they estimate based on GRACE that Greenland ice loss had increased to 232 Gt .

    To be valid, that means 2016-17 had to discharge and extra 300 Gt, but that doesn’t jive with the trends in discharge the last 3 years.

    • Latitude says:

      Somehow Greenland lost ice….while temps were colder….and there were less icebergs spotted..and tons more snow
      They claim it was calving…..I’m positive someone would have noticed that many icebergs…and they would have contributed to thicker ice (multi year) and that didn’t happen either

      • AndyG55 says:

        And NEVER are they able to produce actual data for calving.

        They are EMPTY when you ask them.

        The best they can manage is the fantasy model called Piomess,

        or the GRACE data over a known volcanic regions, and with know major issues from its very launch..

    • AndyG55 says:

      Greenland ice area is only fractionally down from its highest area in 8000 years.

    • ScottM says:

      The 550 Gt represent surface mass balance only. It has been consistently outstripped by calving losses for decades.

  4. Andy DC says:

    Where are our favorite Arctic trolls, Griffy and Jimmy Boy? Unless they are total science deniers, they have to, at the very least, acknowledge a 10 year pause is sea ice melting, if not quite a significant recovery. But no, those of their ilk insist that the melting is “worse than we thought”, which is a total lie. Whatever little credibility they had has long since gone down the drain!

    • Andy says:

      Significant recovery, which planet are you on ?

      Stop making things up and claiming you are backed by science, you are backed by wishful thinking and wanting your viewpoint to be right.

      This is a long term trend that need to be discussed over the long term, not some short term thing because you are from the USA and want to be right over some other person from the USA who also wants to be right….


      • AndyG55 says:

        The “recovery” from the EXTREME extent of the late 1970s seems to have come to a halt in the last 10 years.

        Now it gets worse again as the AMO switches , and the Sun has a bit of a sleep. Unfortunately, sea ice will start to increase again.

        Continued decrease of sea ice back down towards the levels of the MWP or even further would have been a huge benefit to all those living in the region.

      • Gator says:

        This is a long term trend…

        No it isn’t, unless you cherry pick dates, and believe in the Young Earth Theory.

  5. Andy says:

    “Arctic Sea Ice Volume Up 15% Over The Past Decade”

    It will be interesting to see how the summer melt of 2018 progresses then given that.

    Before that the winter maximum has been low for a while

    so it would be interesting to see the max and minima in the next few months. Winter max is landlocked of course so that does mean you cannot tell as much from it.


    • AndyG55 says:

      Still in the top 10% of extents of the Holocene.

      Only marginally down from the Extreme extent of the LIA and the late 1970s.

      Winter extent is NOT landlocked. It expands out passed Iceland and outside the Bering Straits.

      Keep displaying that inherent ignorance of yours, little Andy.

  6. ScottM says:

    Something’s wrong, Tony. In your first figure, the 2003-2007 graph lines are generally higher than the lines in the 2013-2017 graph. Did the graphs get switched?

    • jaytee says:

      The graphs look right. ;-)

      2007 looks like an outlier for the 2003-2007 data plotted. The 2003-2007 average is indeed higher than the 2013-2017 averages. 2017 looks to be running at the bottom of the 2 sigma shaded area.

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