Summer temperatures near the North Pole have been declining for 60 years, and have been consistently below normal since the year 2000.
There are less than 70 days per year when temperatures near the pole can be above the freezing mark – blue line below – and temperatures have been running consistently below normal during the short melt season.
Climate alarmists say the Arctic is warming, because winter temperatures have been increasing for the past twenty years. Winter temperatures in recent years have been averaging about -25C, compared to about -30C in the past. This warming has been due to deep dips in the jet stream, which bring the Polar Vortex south, and have been causing record cold in the US, Canada and Russia in recent. years.
Ice has been getting thicker in the Arctic and currently averages about two meters thick. The Northwest Passage has been blocked with very thick ice for the past two years, and is now impassable.
Sixty years ago, Arctic ice was also about two meters thick, and experts were predicting an ice-free Arctic within a generation.
Meanwhile, climate alarmists continue to bombard propaganda about an ice-free Arctic – which obviously is not going to happen.
There has been no trend in Arctic sea ice extent for the past 13 years.
Our top experts predicted the Arctic would be ice-free by 2008, and almost every year since.
And ten years ago, President Obama’s science adviser predicted ice-free winters.
…if you lose the summer sea ice, there are phenomena that could lead you not so very long thereafter to lose the winter sea ice as well. And if you lose that sea ice year round, it’s going to mean drastic climatic change all over the hemisphere.
With declining summer temperatures, there is zero chance of the Arctic becoming ice-free any time in the foreseeable future.