Arctic Shipping Update

Sixty years ago, the New York Times predicted ships would be sailing over the North Pole “within the lifetime of our children.

TimesMachine: October 19, 1958 – NYTimes.com

And 60 years later, both the Northwest Passage and Northern Sea Route are blocked by 12 foot thick ice.

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Reggie better get his blowtorch out from prison. Sea ice volume has hardly changed since the peak earlier this month.

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There has been almost no change in extent over the past three days.  Red below shows decrease since May 13, green shows increase.

May 13      May 16

But no worries, the Democrat’s #1 climate prophet says the Arctic will be ice-free this summer.

The Argus-Press – Google News Archive Search

And Nobel Prize Winner Al Gore says the Arctic has been ice-free for four years.

Gore: Polar ice cap may disappear by summer 2014

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