1979 – The Beginning Of Time

Experts say Arctic sea ice is rapidly disappearing  and has been since the start of satellite records in 1979.

Fourth National Climate Assessment

“During the period monitored by satellites (1979-2019), the minimum Arctic sea ice extent in mid-September has shown a sharp decline”

Satellites record second lowest Arctic sea ice extent since 1979

The ice will be completely gone by 2014

The 1995 IPCC report said satellite measurements began in 1973, and showed that sea ice extent was much lower in 1974 than in 1979.

Neither hemisphere has exhibited significant trends in sea ice extent since 1973 when satellite measurements began


The 1990 IPCC report showed the same thing.

1990 IPCC Report

The 1985 DOE report showed Arctic sea ice extent back to the 1920’s.

Projecting the climatic effects of increasing carbon dioxide 

Low extent during the 1950s was confirmed by historical records.

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

Combining the 1985 DOE report graph and the 1995 IPCC report graph shows why all the data prior to 1979 is hidden.

1979 was the coldest year on record in Iceland.

V2 Measured

The polar ice cap had expanded 12% by 1975. Icelandic ports were blocked with ice for the first time in the 20th century.

March 2, 1975 – B-r-r-r-r: New Ice Age on way soon? | Chicago Tribune Archive

1979 was the coldest winter of the last century in the US.

There hasn’t been any trend in Arctic sea ice for the past 15 years.


There is more sea ice on earth now than there was when the first two IPCC reports were written.

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