Arctic To Be Ice-Free Again

Arctic Ocean will be ice-free in summer before 2050 even if emission-cutting goals are met | Daily Mail Online

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

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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

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

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

A farewell to ice | Review | Chemistry World

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14 Responses to Arctic To Be Ice-Free Again

  1. Walter Wagner says:

    Was it ice-free in the summer during the Medieval Warm Period? The Viking era when they colonized Greenland.

    • Terry Shipman says:

      These climate “experts” have difficulty explaining the existence of remains of Viking villages and towns found UNDER the ice in Greenland. It would have been difficult for the Vikings to farm a sheet of ice. So for them it is a matter of their religion that the Medieval Warm Period could not possibly have happened.

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        Shocking studies are not what they used to be. Why can’t some climate experts find that the Norsemen were farming on land deep under the ice sheet? Why is Antarctica the only place with secret bases under the ice sheet?

    • Michael Peinsipp says:

      Pretty much.

  2. toorightmate says:

    I will soon be up there selling ice creams to Eskimos.

  3. gregole says:

    Arctic. Not ice free. Not gonna be ice free anytime soon. Plenty of ice in the Arctic.

    When I still bought into this MannMade Globull Warming nonsense pre-2009 and Climategate I (privately) thought to myself that an ice-free Arctic might not even be that bad; and that’s only considering navigation advantages and making getting at the natural resources easier. Little did I know back then the whole affair is a scam and Arctic Ice is here to stay.

  4. Rule Of Law says:

    But this is a shock study. So it’s totally different this time around.

    Take note, the sky is falling this time.

  5. GreyGeek says:

    False prophets of old were usually stoned to death. These prophets write like they are stoned most of the time.

  6. IAMPCBOB says:

    And I HIGHLY suspect that, if it IS ice-free, that it would still be that way even if humans weren’t present! The Earth has been here for an awfully long time, while humans are more recent blip!

  7. Don says:

    Ah, pushing it out for 29 years now. 😏

  8. Ulric Lyons says:

    The AMO and Arctic are normally warmer at least during each centennial solar minimum, due to weaker solar wind states increasing negative North Atlantic Oscillation conditions. As from 1995.
    The warm AMO phase drives continental glacier retreat all around the northern hemisphere, and drives a decline in low cloud cover, except for parts of the central tropics and over the Arctic Ocean where low clover increases. This allows the upper ocean heat content to rise. It also increases surface wind speeds over the oceans, and increases lower troposphere water vapour.

    https://media.springernature.com/m685/springer-static/image/art%3A10.1038%2Fs41598-017-13246-x/MediaObjects/41598_2017_13246_Fig2_HTML.jpg

  9. aido says:

    If the Arctic ice were all to melt, sea-levels would not be affected. You can prove this with a simple experiment you can do at home.

    Take a jug, fill it half-full of warm water and put a large ice cube in the water. Mark on the jug the top level of the water. Now wait. The ice will melt, becoming water and will mix with the other water in the jug. Eventually, the ice cube will melt. Look at your mark. The water level won’t have changed. How come?

    The answer is simple science. When an ice cube floats in water, 90% of it is under the water and 10% is above the waterline. To understand what happens next, remember that when water freezes, it expands. ( That’s why pipes burst when the water in them freezes. ) The opposite is also true: when ice melts, it contracts to a smaller amount of water. So the 90% of the ice cube under the water will actually lower the waterline as it melts.

    Let’s not forget the 10% of the ice cube that’s above the waterline: when that melts, it contracts too. However, the melted ice – now water – adds to the water in the jug to bring the water level back to the mark on the jug. So, no change in the level.

    But what if the Arctic ice were to melt completely? From our little experiment with the jug and the ice cube, we’ve seen that the sea level wouldn’t rise at all. The Northwest Passage would be permanently open to shipping, saving shipping lines massive amounts of time and money. The polar bears would migrate south and perhaps revert to being the black bears they once were. We’d have no more daft people trekking to the North Pole and getting frostbite; no intrepid sailors trying to sail to the North Pole and getting stuck in the ice half-way. Finally, the several nations who lay claim to the North Pole would see their flags floating away, removing a source of potential conflict. A win-win, I’d say.

  10. Conrad Ziefle says:

    NOAA and NASA, the little boys who cried wolf so many times that we are starting to ignore them. At least the thinking among us are.

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