New Ice-Free Arctic Date

“That there is some relation between sun spots and our weather has long been suspected by meteorologists. Now they are certain”

– New York Times    July 2, 1931

Arctic melt slowed again yesterday, so I am pushing my ice-free Arctic forecast out to October 7, 2018 at 10:01 AM.

There is a good possibility that the summer will end with 2018 Arctic sea ice volume among the three highest in the DMI record.

Spreadsheet    Data

In 1941, scientists understood that Arctic weather was controlled by the Sun, but know they know that taxes and government regulations on the energy industry control the climate.

13 Oct 1940, Page 76 – Hartford Courant at

TimesMachine: July 2, 1931 –

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