Nothing Happening In The Arctic

Despite endless hysterics based on cherry-picking a few warm days somewhere in the Arctic, there is nothing happening there.  The MASIE record extends back to 2006, and every day in their record is shown in the graph below. The graph shows annual cycles with no trend.


Maximum, minimum and average extent all show no trend since the start of records.

Alarmists are hoping for some luck the rest of summer, but ice extent loss since August 5th has been the lowest on record.

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33 Responses to Nothing Happening In The Arctic

  1. Stewart Pid says:

    When the Grifftard puts on his rose tinted Guardian glasses he can see trends everywhere and they are all unprecedented and worse than he thought ;-)

    • Michael Deierhoi says:

      I have no doubt that the science speaks for itself and I have found the data at the NSIDC website to be consistently reliable. The Arctic ice extent as of yesterday was 5.429 million square kilometers and it is dropping by about 100,000 square kilometers per day. The retreat as of this date is still just ahead of the retreat at this time in 2012. That record retreat in 2012 will probably remain the lowest however due to the cyclonic activity that struck the Arctic on Aug 5 of that year. Nevertheless this year’s retreat is a week ahead of the ice cap retreat point it was at in 2007 on this date. So this retreat is likely to end up being the second lowest on record after 2012. And the Arctic ice cap continues to retreat over time and the record warmth of this year is an ominous sign for the Arctic and hence the planet as a whole. Read the science not the deniers because they only have MISinformation and propaganda which is a weak card to play as well as a dangerous one given the growing threat to life on earth due to global warming.

  2. Gator says:

    We are about to witness another very predictable cycle. Ms Griff will now come along and post a very dishonest “nuh-uh”, then she will run away and not even try to defend her indefensible comment.

    (Ring bell… drool)

  3. Lews Therin says:

    Thanks for all the work you do to expose the lies of the Climate Doomsday Cult.

  4. Gerald Machnee says:

    Hey, I beat griff!

  5. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Same goes for northern hemisphere snow cover extent. Flat as a prarie for over two years, except for variations above and below the average.

    The AMO has been flat for the same amount of time. The graph shows the AMO has almost a square wave cycle. Flat top then a precipitous drop. The last two drops were in 1900 and in 1960, give or take. And when the 1960 drop hit bottom we had all that new ice age hysteria in the MSM.

  6. nfw says:

    Facts, facts, facts. The leftie luvvie “progressives” don’t want facts, they want their “truth”! Ask Joe Son Boy Biden.

  7. lance says:

    but I heard ‘reggie’ was heading up there with a new and improved blow torch….

    • spike55 says:

      Russians are way ahead of him with their new nuclear ice-breakers,

      They have heated hulls to melt through the ice !!

  8. spike55 says:

    Hey Tony,

    Did you notice the DMI ice volume data page has disappeared.

    Graph and map are still available on Polar Portal, of course.

  9. MrGrimnasty says:

    Meanwhile Antarctic sea ice extent is back in the interdecile range and is almost exactly the same as this time last year.

    • Michael Deierhoi says:

      That is no surprise because the Antarctic ice sheet is more responsive to natural variability then the Arctic. The Antarctic is diametrically opposed to the Arctic as a huge land mass surrounded by water while the Arctic is water surrounded by land. Thus they have responded very differently to global warming. That being said the Antarctic is showing an accelerating loss of ice from several glaciers in west Antarctica. Thwaites Glacier is one in particular that bears close attention as warm summer seas are melting it aggressively from underneath.

  10. Bob Hoye says:

    I searched to see if there is any ships trying to get through the Northwest Passage this season.
    Only advice on scheduled tours for this year.

    • Phil. says:

      Bremen just made it comfortably down Peel, several yachts heading from the east too.

      • spike55 says:

        Sneaking around the most southern route through Cambridge Bay, hey

        Not through the Prince of Wales Strait like Larsen did in 1944,

        That 1944 route is totally impassable… STILL !!

        Phil PHAILED again !!

        • Phil. says:

          Sneaking around the most southern route through Cambridge Bay, hey

          Yes the Amundsen route, you have a problem with that?

          Not through the Prince of Wales Strait like Larsen did in 1944,

          That 1944 route is totally impassable… STILL !!

          That crossing was made later in the year so that route was likely impassable on this date. Around this date Larsen was encountering “floe ice” and snow storms in the vicinity of Pond Inlet which this year is clear and experiencing 75ºF.
          This is what it looks like this year:

  11. griff says:

    Lets see – is the second lowest extent for date on record nothing? After 40 plus days of being lowest extent for the season?

    Only 2012 was worse at this stage and in 2012 we’d just had the ‘great arctic cyclone’.

    This is heading towards second lowest minimum at best, even without the storm y’all blamed the 2012 low on.

    • Gator says:

      Ms Griff, we have shown you, a thousand times, that this is all perfectly natural. Why do you hate poor brown people?

    • Robert Austin says:

      Pray tell, what is the ideal lowest extent for Arctic sea ice? Polar bears are thriving in spite of the moaning and wailing of the scientific faithful. Your vaunted record only extends back to 1979, a date blatantly cherry picked as the satellite record for Arctic ice extent actually began in 1973. It is clear that you and your warmist friends desperately want impending doom of some sort. You feed on it. Your worst nightmare would be to find out that climate fluctuations were natural.

      • Disillusioned says:

        Polar bears are thriving in spite of the moaning and wailing of the scientific faithful.

        Polar bears are thriving in spite of the moaning and wailing of the unscientific faithful.

        Tweeked it to fit reality. But, you are right – AGW is definitely a faith-based initiative.

    • spike55 says:

      Poor griffturd, still in DENIAL of climate change

      Just for your education little tard… the current Arctic sea ice levels are in the top 5-10% of the last 10,000 years.

    • MrGrimnasty says:

      If only we understood like Griff, we could see the obvious damage man is doing to the sea ice at both ends of the world.

    • Michael Deierhoi says:

      The 2012 retreat was a record low in large part because of the cyclonic activity which started Aug 5 of that year. That isn’t just an opinion that was well documented. Check out the NSIDC site for details.

    • Gator says:

      Yep! Your charts confirm that there is more ice in the Arctic than the average of the past 9000 years. So no emergency, everything is exactly as we would expect.

      Why do you hate poor brown people Ms Griff?

    • MrGrimnasty says:

      Looks like more ice than some previous years, thanks Griff. But there has been no decline for well over a decade now and one year looks much like another.

      If certain institutions didn’t keep recalibrating their sensors, changing their coastal masks, and altering their models, I bet you could hardly see any difference year on year.

    • spike55 says:

      WOW, there is ONE HECK OF A LOT OF SEA ICE, .

      isn’t there grifftard. !

      Far more than for most of the last 10,000 years.

      Why do you choose to remain in IGNORANT DENIAL…

      Must maintain the reason for your manic bed-wetting ??

      Luv those sodden sheets, do you?

  12. Bob Hoye says:

    Recent sensational headlines were about July being the hottest month ever.
    Roy Spencer’s chart show that for July the anomaly went from + 48 to + 38.
    Snow Cover Extent for the Northern Hemisphere is well above the high-side of the standard deviation band.
    Extent for North America is at the high-side.
    Weather headlines include reports of record cold being set in both Hemispheres.
    The South’s winter and the North’s summer.
    Record high temp reports are bogus.

  13. Nita says:

    Hello guys,
    Yawn, here.
    You have such a welcome perspective that we are not all going to die
    Refreshing, entertaining….sort of.

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