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The press has taken a brief respite from their COVID panic, to focus on the normal climate fake news.

Greenland and Antarctica ice loss accelerating – BBC News

NASA says Antarctica is gaining ice.

NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses | NASA

Greenland gained ice in 2017 and 2018.

Greenland Ice Sheet’s 2017 weigh-in suggests a small increase in ice mass | NOAA

2017      2018      2019

Greenland’s largest glaciers are growing.

Jakobshavn Glacier Grows for Third Straight Year – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

This is quite a change from 80 years ago, when the glaciers of Greenland were nearing “catastrophic collapse.”

17 Dec 1939, Page 15 – Harrisburg Sunday Courier

Ten years ago, experts said Greenland was doomed by the year 2020.

Greenland ice sheet faces ‘tipping point in 10 years’ | Environment | The Guardian

Greenland is having one of their coldest years on record, and scientists there are getting buried in snow.



Greenland set their coldest temperature on record earlier this year.

Belski’s Blog – Some records set in the past couple of weeks

Sea ice extent is growing and normal at both poles.

Charctic Interactive Sea Ice Graph | Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis

Arctic sea ice extent is higher than eleven of the past fifteen years.

Arctic sea ice extent is right at the the 1981-2010 median edge.

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There is more ice around Svalbard than there has been in many years.

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Svalbard was ice-free in 1922.

Strange Things Happening In The Frozen Arctic

Is the North Pole going to melt?

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers who sail the seas about Spitzbergen and the eastern Arctic all point to a radical change in climatic conditions, with hitherto unheard-of high temperatures on that part of the earth’s surface.

Formerly the waters about Spitzbergen have held an even Summer temperature in the neighborhood of 5 degrees shove freezing. This year it rose as high as 28 degrees. Last Winter the ocean did not freeze over even on the north coast of Spitzbergen. This is on the authority of Dr. Noel.

03 Dec 1922, Page 63 – The Washington Times at

Last week, temperatures near the North Pole dropped to their coldest level in seven years.

Temperatures near the North Pole have been averaging about 5C cooler than four years ago.

Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

In 2013, experts said the Arctic would be ice-free by 2015, and there would be a “methane catastrophe.”

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

Around the time Stonehenge was built, trees grew almost to the edge of the Arctic Ocean. There was little or no permafrost, and the Arctic was ice-free.

Holocene Treeline History and Climate Change Across Northern Eurasia – ScienceDirect

Less Ice In Arctic Ocean 6000-7000 Years Ago — ScienceDaily

CO2 levels were very low at the time. There was little permafrost and the Polar Bears survived just fine. But like during the present period, toilet paper was difficult to find.

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