January Arctic Sea Ice Volume Gain Second Highest On Record

Arctic sea ice volume gain from January 1-23 has been second highest in the Danish Meteorological Institute record, just behind 2008.

The November gain was the highest on record, by a wide margin.

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The ice edge is very close to the 1981-2010 median

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Experts describe these record gains in ice as a catastrophic meltdown.

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26 Responses to January Arctic Sea Ice Volume Gain Second Highest On Record

  1. mwhite says:

    But, but Yesterday on the BBC

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46976040

    ‘Tipping point’ risk for Arctic hotspot

    • Squidly says:

      What the hell is an “Arctic Hotspot” ???

    • dave1billion says:

      I keep hearing “tipping point”, “tipping point”.

      When my highball glass (or worse, pilsner glass) reaches its “tipping point”, the actual meaning of tipping point becomes immediately (and messily) clear.

      The constant use of this phrase by the alarmists, combined by the lack of results following the “tipping point” declaration remind me of the words of Inigo Montoya:

      “You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means “

      • rah says:

        I’m 63 years old and it seems I’ve been hearing about this tipping point for nearly 1/3 of my life. Then afterwards so many other “tipping points” have been claimed. I have yet to see a single one of those points tip! Can someone identify a single one that has? Frankly I’ve never been alarmed by them and for a long time I found them humorous, but now they’re just a terrible bore. Another day, another tipping point claim. A never ending drone.

        • arn says:

          Tipping points obviously don’t tip,
          that’s why noones likes them.

          I think AGW tipping points are more like the drinking bird.
          Whenever the birds reaches the water they use it as proof and scream
          “it’s the tipping point.The bird will drown”
          though they are very well aware that the bird will swing back and forth.

      • MGJ says:

        It’s a great way of hedging. When disaster fails to strike, you just fall back on: just you wait for the **tipping point**

        (Children run away and hide behind the sofa…)

  2. mwhite says:

    Today on the BBC

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46989789

    “Big rise in atmospheric CO2 expected in 2019”

  3. Gerald Machnee says:

    Something must be wrong with the data. Let’s check the models.

  4. Norilsk says:

    There’s no way to hide that one.

  5. spike55 says:

    In the Antarctic, , despite sea ice extent being “lowest” in satellite record for a short period in December, ..

    … as predicted, melt has levelled off and will probably bottom out around 3 to 6th lowest.

    We will see what happens this coming southern winter, I suspect it will be up near the top of the list again

  6. Steven Fraser says:

    DMI Sea Ice Volume report for Jan 24: Volume rose 68 cu km since yesterday, to 20,174, which is 98.87% of the day’s average value in the 17-year series, and 98.80% in the DMI-charted 10-year reference period 2004-2013.

    The day’s average growth in the 17-year series was 71 cu km, and for the reference period 66 cu km. Comparatively, the day’s growth this year was 95.17% and 102.77% of those values, respectively. 2018 lost 3 cu km on the day’s 17-year average, and is now 230 cu km under it.

    The latent heat released in the formation of the new ice is 2.0718E+19 Joules, or 2.0718E+07 TeraJoules.

  7. R Shearer says:

    Perhaps more interesting will be the rate of melt come Spring and Summer.

  8. carl sweetman says:

    I read credible articles like this every day, that run counter to the AGW alarmist scare. Since the IPCC is not doing its job, why can we not get some open minded governments (e.g. Ford in Ontario) instead of going along with the Paris accord, to hold a conference where all (reasonable) voices have a chance to be heard. I don’t think a Red Team Blue Team is the right approach, since there is a wide spectrum of views and theories, but lets at least have an honest discussion where different legitimate scientific views can be aired, without political interference.

    • rah says:

      carl sweetman says: ………”but lets at least have an honest discussion where different legitimate scientific views can be aired, without political interference.”

      Not possible because AGW/Human caused climate change is first and foremost a POLITICAL issue. It is politics which have corrupted science and led this government funded assault on both science and truth. If it wasn’t political this blog would probably not exist, or if it did would take a different form addressing other issues, because Tony, like most of us here, would not fear the results of government justified to the public by the junk science and misinformation he exposes every day.

  9. Brian D says:

    This was the reported ice edge early August of 1922. Mind you, that leaves at least another month of melt time.

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