Hottest May Ever

May 19 Arctic sea ice extent is above the average since 1989, and higher than 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2001, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Ice extent loss so far this month has been the lowest in over 30 years.

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12 Responses to Hottest May Ever

  1. Where are all of the apologies from those (Al Gore, etc.) who predicted that summer sea ice would be gone by dates that have long come and gone.
    It might make a good column to list those that have made those predictions over the years.

  2. Iggie says:

    Let’s see if they make it ‘disappear’ when it goes above – like December last year.

    • Disillusioned says:

      Of course they will. They are so totally invested in the failed hype-othesis of catastrophic AGW, they will stop at nothing to keep up the charade as long as necessary.

      I have been waiting over a decade for them to admit catastrophic failure, as Mother Nature has not once cooperated. They just keep doubling down. You better believe the fradulent adjusting of the ice extent and the temperature record will continue.

  3. Janet Marshall says:

    New Zealand is being totally screwed by the govts CC policies. None of it will make any difference, it’s just posturing by idealogical numbsculls and is destroying so much. NZ does not need to do anything, it uses more carbon than it produces, so all the taxes and changing everyone’s way of life, sending us backwards, is not only stupid, it’s dangerous IMHO. NZ is the zero country – zero road deaths, zero drownings, zero meat so zero cows and zero pigs, zero introduced animals, zero carbon, zero covid, and the zero list goes on and on, costing the taxpayer millions $$$$$ to advertise their zeros. All we get is zero brains and zero logic.

  4. trevor collins says:

    Janet, I can add to this……zero Jacinda/James Shaw/All the Greenies, from Trevor.

  5. Billyjack says:

    This really getting strange. The DMI normally has a million square kilometers of ice disappear overnight when the area stats approaching their 1981-2010 average.

  6. Bill says:

    Looking for a climate expert (or someone extremely up on the science) to check me on climate science in a novel I’m writing. The main character is someone who shoots down all the chicken little “experts”. Not looking for someone to write it for me, just someone to look at what I write and tell me if it’s correct or not.

  7. Jenny Wilson says:

    The other thing sort of left out, NSIDC used to note that arctic sea ice was declining about 10% per decade. They’ve now reduced to (in this month) about 2.6% per decade. Means any “loss” is slowing. That’s never reported

  8. CharlieSeattle says:

    Graphs appear to follow 11 year solar cycles.

    • gospelmidi says:

      The general pattern does follow the ~11 year sunspot cycle. But the correlation is rough. What is the peak year before 2010?

  9. notgiven says:

    Isn’t spring exactly the worst time to make a comparison like this? The most meaningful points to compare are the annual maximum ice coverage (in winter) and annual minimal ice coverage (in summer).

    Picking an arbitrary point on the calendar like “May” is misleading (when talking about ice coverage or “hottest may ever”), because the timing of these patterns drifts a little from year to year.

    Similarly, measuring the amount of ice lost in May doesn’t tell you much if summer came a bit early and there was record ice lost in April, for example.

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