2021 State Of The Climate Report

Arctic sea ice extent at the end of 2021 was the highest in 18 years.

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

Sea ice extent is about the same as 1991.

1991                                                                   2022

There has been no trend in Arctic sea ice extent for the past fifteen years.


Antarctica had their coldest January in over 40 years.

Antarctica set to coldest January since 1978, Southern Hemisphere hasn´t been so cold almost 10 years – mkweather

And later in the year they had their coldest six months on record.

US forest fire burn acreage was well below average and down 80% since the 1930s.

National Interagency Fire Center

The percentage of the US to reach 95F (35C) sometime during the year has been declining for 90 years.

The percent of hot afternoons in the US was below average and has been declining for ninety years.

The US is getting wetter and droughts have become less severe and frequent.

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Sea level rise is not accelerating and is below all of NOAA’s scenarios.

Sea Level Trends – NOAA Tides & Currents

The Great Barrier Reef has the most extensive coral coverage since at least 1985.


Long-Term Monitoring Program – Annual Summary Report of Coral Reef Condition 2020/21 | AIMS

No part of Australia is in drought.

Australia ends 2021 with no region officially in drought after a year of wet weather | Australia weather | The Guardian

Hundreds of Pacific Islands are getting bigger despite global warming – ABC News

Taking Stock of the World’s Sandy Beaches

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5 Responses to 2021 State Of The Climate Report

  1. william says:

    add my tuppenny pence worth-


    “They also found that 24 percent of those sandy beaches—a coastline distance of almost 80,000 kilometers (50,000 miles)—had eroded at rates exceeding 0.5 meters per year. Another 28 percent of sandy beaches had accreted (grew), while 48 percent remained stable.”

    And some honesty from NASA on the areas that are receding in protected areas “Since these areas should be beyond human intervention, it is not clear why these beaches are shrinking”

  2. Richard says:

    as Al Gore said

    SEE WE TOLD you it could get hotter or colder – now give me $$$$$

  3. Michael Peinsipp says:

    Here in KY, we never got over 90°F this past Summer.
    And that was TWO days of 90°F for the whole Summer.
    Actually, we had a very comfortable Summer here in rural KY.
    But NOW…it’s cold as a witches you know what!

  4. Bill says:

    Tony, great summary as usual. One area I never see mentioned (perhaps I missed it if you touched on it) is the Mona loa co2 data. We closed the world economy for 6 months in 2020 and Mona loa shows exactly the same pattern and trend as the last 50 years. Why don’t I read any papers on the fact we stopped human co2 and it seemed to have no effect. Would appreciate if you could explain what’s happening.

  5. Henrik says:

    Hi Tony
    Great job you are doing.
    Sea ice nearly closing gab between Greenland and Iceland. Only 14 nautical miles from Iceland !
    Do you have a comment about that. I guess it’s many yers since this happend last time


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