Skip to comments.2010 Arctic sea ice sets record! (latest annual max extent on record)
Posted on 03/31/2010 7:54:23 AM PDT by milwguy
This is one story which will never be written by the MSM, and one thing Gore and the current envirowackos who run the gov't in DC do NOT want you to know about.
As most people know, the Arctic sea ice grows and wanes with the seasons, and in recent summers, has fallen far below its 'historical' (1979-2000) averages. This has prompted the likes of Al Gore to claim the North Pole would be ice free in the summer within a decade or so.
A funny thing is happening on the way to the ice free Arctic, and that is the ice has been recovering each year since about 2005.
This winter is particualarily interesting because those who follow such mundane things as maximum Arctic ice extent know that the ice in the northern hemisphere around the pole usually reaches its maximum extent around March 6. After that date, as the days get longer and the sun rises higher in the sky, the temps rise and the ice starts its inevitable melt.
On March 8, 2010, the maximum Arctic sea ice extent was 14,375,000 KM2 (square kilometers). Most people thought that after the 8th, the ice would stop growing and begin its usual melt. I was of the opinion that the maximum would come later this year because of very cold temps around the Arctic, from Barrow, AK, to Iqaluit Ca, to Siberia. In addition the AO has switched and winds are favorable for more ice to remain bottled up in the Arctic. Lo and behold, after March 8, the sea ice kind of stabilized, and in the last week we have seen a spurt of growth. Yesterday, JAXA reported sea ice extent of 1,405,781 KM2.
What makes this very significant is that the fact the ice is growing LATER into the year, at a time when it is typically shrinking, means the melt season will be shorter this year. This March 30 max annual ice extent is the latest annual max ice extent. If you look at the chart on the link for the last ten years, you will see 2003 had more ice as of today, but by the end of March it was shrinking rapidly. In another day or two, there will be more ice in the Arctic than has been there on April 1 in a decade.
You will never see the MSM admit the ice is recovering, because how can you promote cap and tax if the world will not drown as a result of melting polar ice caps. Mother Nature is having the last word, and please pass this info along to your friends. Don't let them and their children be deluded into thinking the polar bears are drowning.
No problemo. I predict the ice will start shrinking again by June.
Take a look at this graph.
It is the current sea ice extent for the Arctic. Take a look at the huge jump in the last month.
Too Funny. Right you wont see this on the msm
I`ll take a Gin Freezer on the rocks `n drink to that, together with an Eskimo Pie-in-the-face to Guillible-Warming Gore.
Manbearpig strikes again! Excelsior!
The way this is worded, I'm not sure whether the author is clear on the physics involved.
The (north) polar ice cap is floating sea ice. Whether it covers a massive area and is hundreds of feet thick or disappears completely makes no difference whatsoever to the level of the ocean. Ice or water, it affects sea level the same.
The (south) polar ice cap is (mostly) on Antarctica. Each cubic mile of it that melts raises the ocean's level. The same is true of the considerably smaller Greenland ice cap. Whether and how fast they might be melting is of course an entirely different question.
Oh! but this is first year ice! /sarc
Heavens help us! Where will the Polar bear babies learn to swim now?!
The date for maximum ice extent is the latest ever, which may result in a shorter melting season.
The actual amount of ice has returned to the 1979-2000 average.
But the Global Warming, Polar Ice melting lie agenda must be maintained at all ( $$$$ ) cost by the enviroNazis !!!!
If anyone watches “The Deadliest Catch” the Captains have been talking about ICE developing further and further south for years covering traditional fishing grounds.
How about 14,405,781 KM2 ?
Silver, How did you know???
sorry, missed a 4, lol
I just posted the graph and did a little write up to illustrate the selective nature of what passes for ‘news’ these days. SHRINKING ice is news, GROWING ice is not.
RNC contractors at a strip club IS news for DAYS, John Edwards knocking up his mistress while RUNNING for POTUS was not.
Obama ‘opening’ offshore areas to oil drilling IS news, Obama CLOSING off the areas (Beaufort and Chukchi Seas) where the vast majority of our undiscovered oil is, is NOT News.
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