Declining North Pole Summer Temperatures

Summer temperatures near the North Pole have been declining for 60 years, and have been consistently below normal since the year 2000.

Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

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.

Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

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.

Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

This past winter was much colder in the Arctic than the previous few were, though still above the 1958-2002 mean.

Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

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.

DMI Modelled ice thickness

Sixty years ago, Arctic ice was also about two meters thick, and experts were predicting an ice-free Arctic within a generation.

The Changing Face of the Arctic; The Changing Face of the Arctic – The New York Times

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.

Masie Sea Ice Extent

Our top experts predicted the Arctic would be ice-free by 2008, and almost every year since.

Expert: Arctic polar cap may disappear this summer_English_Xinhua

North Pole May Be Ice-Free for First Time This Summer

BBC NEWS | UK | Swimmer aims to kayak to N Pole

Star-News – Google News Archive Search

Arctic Sea Ice Gone in Summer Within Five Years?

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Arctic summers ice-free ‘by 2013’

Gore: Polar ice cap may disappear by summer 2014

Wayback Machine

The Argus-Press – Google News Archive Search

Why Arctic sea ice will vanish in 2013 | Sierra Club Canada

Ice-free Arctic in two years heralds methane catastrophe – scientist | Environment | The Guardian

The End of the Arctic? Ocean Could be Ice Free by 2015 – The Daily Beast

A farewell to ice | Review | Chemistry World

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.

– John Holdren, 2009

With declining summer temperatures, there is zero chance of the Arctic becoming ice-free any time in the foreseeable future.

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