Experts say Arctic sea ice is rapidly disappearing and has been since the start of satellite records in 1979.
“During the period monitored by satellites (1979-2019), the minimum Arctic sea ice extent in mid-September has shown a sharp decline”
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.
The 1985 DOE report showed Arctic sea ice extent back to the 1920’s.
Low extent during the 1950s was confirmed by historical records.
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.
The polar ice cap had expanded 12% by 1975. Icelandic ports were blocked with ice for the first time in the 20th century.
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.