NOAA “scientists” are up to their usual tricks of making up fake data, claiming a hockey stick of Arctic ice back to the year 500 – with ice peaking in the early part of the last century.
The NOAA graph is garbage. Vikings sailed open seas in the Arctic around the year 1100.
The North Pole was rapidly melting in 1923, and many glaciers had vanished.
By 1958, there had been a 50% loss of Arctic sea ice volume.
In 1985 the DOE showed a 15% decline in Arctic sea ice area from 1925 to 1955, which is missing in the NOAA graph.
There has been a large increase in Arctic ice thickness and volume over the past decade.
Climate scientists simply make facts up, and the useful idiots in the press happily eat them up without doing any research or fact checking.