Arctic sea ice volume is fifth highest for the date since 2003, and likely to move into the #3 spot tomorrow. Melt this season has been the slowest on record.
But here is the really bad news for alarmists. In order to have any hope of a big melt in August, there would have to be lots of warm air and sunshine over the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. But the cold air has shifted away from the North Pole and over the western Arctic. Cold air covers the region which Arctic alarmists need to melt.
Nothing but cold in the forecast.
Arctic summers have been running consistently below normal temperatures over the past decade, which is causing the ice volume to expand. Summer is the only time when the air is warm enough to melt ice.
But winters have been getting less cold in the Arctic over the past 20 years.. This is due to large dips in the jet stream, which are bringing cold air south and thus increasing snow cover.
These same dips bring milder air from the mid-latitudes north. If it is snowing in Florida, that means the Florida warmth has been displaced by Arctic air, and conversely Arctic air has been displaced by Florida air. Conservation of mass and heat are two concepts which climate experts appear to be unfamiliar with.
Climate experts believe the greenhouse effect is making Arctic winters warmer, even though there is no sunshine in the Arctic in winter – making a greenhouse effect impossible.
It is difficult to imagine people stupider than climate scientists, but then there are those who blindly follow them.