1.5% Arctic Sea Ice Loss Over The Past Week

The Arctic melt season in more than one-third over. Over the past week ice extent loss (red below) was 1.5%.

May 12        May 19

Arctic sea ice volume is normal. hardly changing, and tied for highest in the past four years.

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Meanwhile, climate scientists continue to parrot the same lies and fraud they have been committing for decades, claiming that multi-year ice is disappearing.

Nine years ago they said the multi-year ice was gone. How can something which has been gone for almost a decade be disappearing now?

Multiyear Arctic ice is effectively gone: expert | Reuters

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44 Responses to 1.5% Arctic Sea Ice Loss Over The Past Week

  1. GTPath says:

    Now that the Royal Wedding ($42 million) is over and millions of people (including celebrities) are flying home on CO2 spewing airplanes, the world’s leftists can go back to virtue signaling about global warming and social justice. I see the Duke and Duchess even have a $500,000 “green” Jaguar.

    • TimA says:

      Griff must’ve been at the royal wedding which is why he/she isn’t responding to comments regarding his/her personally deeded property aka the Arctic….

    • Kris Johanson says:

      The new E-Type simply has a battery. After about 160 miles (a lot less if you have a lead foot) you plug it in and suck power off the grid. It’s not ‘free’ unless you use someone else’s outlet. To the extent that the grid is fossil-powered, you are polluting just as much

      • Griff says:

        Windsor Castle has its own micro-hydro turbine in the Thames!

      • Kris Johanson says:

        You put up with the mechanical shortcomings of a ’60’s british car for the ‘throaty rumble’ when shifting, and the sound of air rushing through 3 carburetors

        Running an E-Type off a battery is just not right…

  2. Griff says:

    Look at the charts… the melt is most intense in June and July… it really has hardly started (and yet there are record lows in the Bering already)

    saying it only melted x and it is one third over is just nonsense.

    It is melting at the ‘standard’ rate – and since it is from a low base it has a good chance of a new record.

    I haven’t time to find the site just now, but you can find out there melt projections based on the average rates over the last decade, starting from actual position for current day… and under those there’s no chance of a recovery from where we are now.

    Each melt season is variable: if we have ideal melt conditions like 2007 or 2012, a new record guaranteed.

    • Robert Austin says:

      Whether or not Arctic ice extent is in a long term decline over the temporal horizon or in the declining phase of a long term cycle, you must surely admit that certain “experts” such as Barber, Serreze and Wadhams have be-clowned themselves with their excessive zeal for a climate catastrophe.

      • Griff says:

        I don’t think so.

        Here’s a statement from Wadhams last year:

        You have said on several occasions that summer Arctic sea ice would disappear by the middle of this decade. It hasn’t. Are you being alarmist?
        No. There is a clear trend down to zero for summer cover. However, each year chance events can give a boost to ice cover or take some away. The overall trend is a very strong downward one, however. Most people expect this year will see a record low in the Arctic’s summer sea-ice cover. Next year or the year after that, I think it will be free of ice in summer and by that I mean the central Arctic will be ice-free. You will be able to cross over the north pole by ship. There will still be about a million square kilometres of ice in the Arctic in summer but it will be packed into various nooks and crannies along the Northwest Passage and along bits of the Canadian coastline. Ice-free means the central basin of the Arctic will be ice-free and I think that that is going to happen in summer 2017 or 2018.

        • neals says:

          So how many times do folks like Wadhams have to be wrong about their predictions before Griff will wake up and realize that all this alarmist stuff is a load of crap?

        • AndyG55 says:

          “The overall trend is a very strong downward one, however.”

          Wadham is Demonstrably WRONG !!

          Trend has been ZERO for over a decade in extent and volume.

          Don’t tell me Wadham is as IGNORANT as you are about sea ice , griff.

          Is he also IGNORANT about the fact that Arctic sea ice extent is still in the top 10% of the last 10,000 years ??

          Why do you WORSHIP such monumental IGNORANCE, griff??

          Like follows like, I guess.

          Wadham is just another climate change denier..

          .. one that happens to think 1 million is the equivalent of zero !! None so DUMB !!!

        • Charly says:

          Thanks for your prediction of an ice-free arctic in the summer of 2017. Can you tell us what the level will be in summer 1917?

    • Gator says:

      Ms Griff, the Earth is not 40 years old. There are no records being set. Why do you hate poor brown people?

    • tonyheller says:

      I predict Arctic sea ice extent will decline until September, then increase. I also predict the Antarctic will show the opposite pattern.

    • AndyG55 says:

      Still WAY above the Holocene average, isn’t it griff. !

      Much as you hate to look at any real time span.

    • sunsettommy says:


      It normally melts out by June every year.

      You are making a misleading claim.

    • Disillusioned says:

      Griff said: “Look at the charts… the melt is most intense in June and July… ”

      So, what? What’s the problem?

      • Griff says:

        The problem is misrepresenting the current state of the ice, Northern Sea route, rate of decline, etc…

        The tone of these posts seems to be ‘its not melting’ and ‘its all fake’.

        which is not the case

        • AndyG55 says:

          “The problem is misrepresenting the current state of the ice, “

          THEN STOP DOING IT , you moron. !!

          ADMIT the fact that current levels are still anomalously high after the extreme high or 1970s and LIA.

  3. Mark McNeil says:

    It would make a great song, “The Old Ice Is Gone.” Tony can you comment on this NASA Goddard posted animation, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj1G9gqhkYA ? It has over a million views.

  4. Timo Soren says:

    Griff griff griff, dmi and data scores show something you just don’t like. You desperately want a warming world just to be right.

    So you say “look it’s coming!!!”

    Tony is pointing out the current state and for you doom sayers, you SHOULD be worried. Since volume and extent have improved, your deadly decline isn’t where you want it.

    You are hoping for melt, and then hoping for what? A totalitarian government to fixed it?

    When Hale-Bopp passed by we lost a bunch of wackos…(please not an insinuation.)
    what will happen when it become evident you are wrong? I’ve got the easy side….when the ice is gone, I can go yup… I was wrong.

    How will you survive?

    • Griff says:

      tony is pointing at the current state as being ‘not melting’ and an artifact.

      I’m pointing out that you would expect to see this rate of decline, that peak in volume, most of the melt later, at this point in the year. Nothing unusual – certainly not unusually ‘not melty’.


      the starting state is likely to produce and end state in record low territory.

      • AndyG55 says:

        WRONG as always , griff.

        No trend in 10 or so years in volume of extent

        NCEP saying its going to bottom out higher than the last several years.

        And its STILL in the top 10% of Holocene extents


      • Rah says:

        Week before last I received an unanticipated $2,473.00. Last week I received an unanticipated gift of $10,000.00. According to Griff’s logic I should be able to retire this week and live the life of a millionaire.

  5. Timo Soren says:

    Really Griff, if the ice comes back strong, the world cools.

    What will you do?

    (In your world this is fantasy but try to answer.)

  6. Andy DC says:

    Time will tell whether Reggie’s 2″ blowtorch can melt all of that multi-year ice. I think the odds of that happening are very small. But alarmist illusions and data falsification are not about to stop anytime soon.

  7. arn says:

    I barely can’t wait to read in 2041 that (multiyear) arctic ice is definitifly almost gone.
    (btw-how can there be no multiyear ice when the arctic has never been ice free??? isn’t a complete ice free arctic is mandatory for no multiyear ice?)

  8. garyh845 says:

    On DMI’s Arctic page, page headlined, “The Frozen Sea,” It states:

    “During the past 10 years the melting of sea ice has accelerated, and especially during the ice extent minimum in September large changes are observed.”

    A few weeks back I sent them a note, questioning that, along with a graph of the summer min (data from NSIDC) from 2007-2017 along with the slightly positive trend line.

    Last week I got a response back:

    Hej Gary

    Vi har ikke glemt dig. Der er for øjeblikket lidt længere ekspeditionstid end normalt. Din henvendelse vil blive besvaret så hurtigt som muligt.

    Med venlig hilsen

    Which translates:

    “We have not forgotten you. There is currently a little longer lead time than normal. Your inquiry will be answered as soon as possible.”

    Is the difficulty here simply that they don’t want to know? This is not rocket science.

  9. Steven Fraser says:

    I looked at the numbers this morning, and this year’s amount over the last week is the second lowest decline in DMI’s records. All the other years or higher rates of the Klein for the week. The difference in ice volume between this year and the previous hire year for the date (2008) is narrowing. We will see you over the next few days when they cross

  10. Steven Fraser says:

    Dictating is great, but doesn’t always pick the right word!

  11. Tom O says:

    Seriously, Arctic ice 80 meters thick? Did that really happen in human history or is that another of those “proxy” reports?

  12. Steven Fraser says:

    May 21 value for 2008 has now passed under 2018, making 2018 #9 in rhe DMI ice volume.

    As mentioned yesterday, ice volume deline this year is slower than all but one year in DMI.

  13. Yves says:

    Hi all, I arrive here because I googled “andyg55 arctic sea ice extent” – this person is a poem… Anyway I don’t understand all that argueing about AGW. Earth is getting warmer, we’re all going to burn all oil and gas until it’s exhausted anyway, the oceans will rise a little, the poorer will die as usual, the rich will buy a pump, and Russia will at last exploit all these too cold regions.
    (I don’t have kids, so don’t really care about the long term)

    • AndyG55 says:

      Just trying to fight the climate denial and disinformation of the Arctic sea ice bed-wetters, that want to use the natural decrease in Arctic sea ice since the coldest period in 10,000 years as a crutch for their fetid AGW belief and putrid agenda of the scam of AGW.

      The current Earth temperature is only just small amount above the anomalous cold of the LIA, but unfortunately, the Earth has ceased getting warmer, and looks like heading into cooling trend for a while.

      People will soon WISH that it had kept warming. !!

  14. Yves says:

    Well then, let’s hope all that cash pumped in there will in the end be of some use for understanding whether we can influence climate at all ! Like that we can turn up the heat when needed – you can’t feed 10 billion people if half the earth is covered in ice !

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