Arctic Alarmist Meltdown Increases To Record Levels

Arctic sea ice extent is the highest in years, with rapid growth and extent “normal” everywhere except the Bering Sea.

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Meanwhile, climate experts seek high-tech solutions to the non-existent meltdown.

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17 Responses to Arctic Alarmist Meltdown Increases To Record Levels

  1. R Shearer says:

    The maximum is already higher than that reported in the satellite record for 1974 (Parkinson and Cavalieri, Journal of Geophysical Research, 1989). Should the minimum rise similarly, this alarmist “problem” should disappear for some time at least.

  2. Anon says:

    And they seem to be noticing in reality:

    Winter weather making for tough travels by land or sea in Newfound Land

    “We’re in for a hard ice year, according to what we’re seeing,” said Brad Durnford, a superintendent with the Canadian Coast Guard, which oversees three icebreakers in the Western Newfoundland and Gulf of St. Lawrence areas.

    Those icebreakers have been called into action earlier than normal thanks to an icy December, said Durnford, and conditions have not yet even neared their peak, which he estimated is still a solid three to four weeks away.

    Durnford said in terms of ice amounts, 2019 is nearing the 30-year average mark, a significant milestone after a decade or so of notably lower levels of winter sea ice.

    “It’s quite significant, and we’re seeing the effects all around the island now, right from Bonavista Bay, right around to Port aux Basques and all in the Gulf of St. Lawrence as well,” he said, noting an icebreaker was called in to help on the ferry run to Fogo Island Thursday for the first time this season, while the CCGS Henry Larsen has been a near-constant companion on the Qajaq W’s run across the Strait of Belle Isle.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/tough-ice-conditions-for-icebreakers-says-coast-guards-1.5027734

  3. Gerald Machnee says:

    We wait for Griff or the double troll from WUWT.

  4. Luke of the D says:

    Tony, you have forgotten rule number one in Climate Science: Everything that is bad is due to Global Warming (TMAlGoreInc), and everything is due to Global Warming (TMAlGoreInc), ergo everything is bad. You obviously deny science. /sarc

  5. Chris says:

    Where is this Northern Sea Passage I keep hearing everyone saying has opened up and will make trade and shipping easier and cheaper?

  6. MGJ says:

    It can only be a matter of time before the bien pensants condescendingly inform us that increased arctic ice is in fact proof of Globull Warming…and they have known this for some time.

    • Anon says:

      It has already be done:

      Wintertime Arctic Sea Ice Growth Slows Long-term Decline: NASA

      It seems counterintuitive: how does a weakening ice cover manage to grow at a faster rate during the winter than it did when the Arctic was colder and the ice was thicker and stronger?

      That rate of growth has increased and may continue to do so for several more decades in some regions of the Arctic; in the coming decades, we could have an ice pack that would on average be only around 3.3 feet thick in October, but could experience up to 5 feet of ice growth over the winter.

      “This negative feedback mechanism increasing ice growth is unlikely to be sufficient in preventing an ice-free Arctic this century,” Petty and his colleagues concluded.

      https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/wintertime-arctic-sea-ice-growth-slows-long-term-decline-nasa

      Al Gore only missed by 86 years; the new date for an Ice Free Arctic is 2100, according to NASA. And if the planet gets any warmer we could have the ice pack extending all the way down to New York harbor, through “negative feedbacks”… as happened in the last Ice Age.

      • gregole says:

        This sure smacks of “keep the scam alive”. Counterintuitive indeed.

      • MGJ says:

        Thanks Anon. I read the NASA article and it seems to offer no explanation beyond “it’s what our models predict”.
        What a surprise!

        • Anon says:

          Here is another mind-boggling statement:

          The Most Important Number in Climate Change

          Climate models have a hard time explaining how the Eocene could be so warm at the poles even with CO2 concentrations much higher than today. “We’re either looking at new feedbacks that kick in in the polar regions at high temperatures, possibly associated with vegetation and aerosols or hazes,” Schmidt says. Or “it could be exotic physics that happens.”

          https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-most-important-number-in-climate-change/

          • Jason Calley says:

            Hey Anon, I clicked on the SciAm article link and was reminded (sadly) of why I let my subscription lapse 25 years ago. They used to be such a good magazine…

            I had to laugh a bit though at the opening statement: “The furious majesty of a thunderstorm defies computer simulation.” I couldn’t help for think “and yet the CAGW crowd makes predictions out a hundred years for the entire globe!” They are dealing with a chaotic system. Future states are strongly tied to minute variations in current properties. Additionally, there are outside influences which can (even if minuscule) alter future developments — after all the system is chaotic! A 5% change in cosmic rays could very plausibly make a drastic change and there is no way, even in principle, to take those changes into consideration beforehand.

  7. Anon says:

    It does not appear to be localized either:

    Cold winter brings out icebreakers ahead of schedule

    Entire Bay of Bothnia likely to freeze over:

    Months of bone-chilling temperatures have turned much of the Bay of Bothnia into thick slabs of ice. Finnish icebreaker Sisu is now headed toward the region, and according to the ship’s chief officer Patrik Barck, it seems like there will be a lot of ice to deal with this winter.

    “The ice is increasing all the time and we expect that all of the Bay will be covered in ice this year,” he said.

    https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/cold_winter_brings_out_icebreakers_ahead_of_schedule/10617099

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