Skip to comments.Arctic sea ice at fifth lowest annual maximum
Posted on 05/06/2014 7:57:08 AM PDT by don-o
Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum extent on March 21, after a brief surge in extent mid-month. Overall the 2014 Arctic maximum was the fifth lowest in the 1978 to 2014 record. Antarctic sea ice reached its annual minimum on February 23, and was the fourth highest Antarctic minimum in the satellite record. While this continues a strong pattern of greater-than-average sea ice extent in Antarctica for the past two years, Antarctic sea ice remains more variable year-to-year than the Arctic.
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No mention of Antarctic sea ice because it doesn’t fit the narrative.
Fifth lowest since 1978.
The only constant in climate is change.
If ALL the floating ice in the world’s oceans melted today, how much would the oceans rise?????
Idiots, summer was just finishing there. Wait till mid August!
Their concern is the non-floating ice, the inland glaciers.
Yep, and records show that some are receding....and that some are growing...
A geological study a few years back proposed that should all land ice go away, the net result would be that the land masses would rise due to the loss of weight from the ice. A process called Isostatic Rebound.
Why, then, was it entitled Artic “SEA” ice??????
Then, perhaps, they shouldn’t refer to it as “sea ice”.
Whateverrrrrrr.....If everybody here was smart we would ban the subject of globull warming.
“Brawndo’s got what plants crave. It's got electrolytes. You want us to put water on the crops instead?’
‘Like, the water that comes from the toilet?’
‘Well, it doesn't have to come from the toilet, but yes. We should put water on the crops instead of Brawndo.’
‘But Brawndo has what plants crave! It's got electrolytes!’
‘Well, let's look at the situation. The plants aren't growing, so I'm pretty sure that the Brawndo isn't working. We should just try the water out instead and see if that works.’
‘Yeah? Well, I've never seen plants grow out of a toilet.’
‘Okay, look - we want to get this problem solved. So we have to try a solution of some kind. Let's see if the water hypothesis works, and go from there, rather than worrying about what plants may or may not crave.’
‘But we know what plants crave. Brawndo. It's got electrolytes.’
‘...Okay - what are electrolytes? Do you know?’
‘Yeah. It's what they use to make Brawndo.’
‘But why do they use them in Bawndo? What do they do?’
‘They're part of what plants crave.’
‘But why do plants crave them?’
‘Because plants crave Brawndo, and Brawndo has electrolytes.”
- From Idiocracy: the frighteningly accurate 2006 Nostradamus-like prediction of what America would be like if Obama were to win the election in 2008
A friend of mine owned a cottage in Canada. Each year for several years the water was higher up the wooden steps from the beach to the cottage. Finally, one spring the water was so high it destroyed all the steps which then had to be replaced.
My friend said many of the cottage owners were convinced the water would finally reach up the hill and destroy the cottages. She laughed and said, “It’s cyclical. You replace the steps and for several years the water recedes.” It did just that.
We had a similar experience in a cottage in a part of the US. Each year the water was higher. Finally, it started to lower. Again, cyclical.
But if it fits the Dems’ scare tactics, they ignore the fact that it’s normal.
Reminds me of the old Soviet newspaper that reported the Soviets took third and the US second from last in some competition; there were only three teams competing.
Rest assured, I am not a global warming alarmist. I do not want to see any government action related to that concern in any way. I do not see it as a concern.
That said, the sea ice is easier to measure and track for trends. While individual glaciers get measured, they don’t give as good as data since they are more effected by weather patterns in their specific area. It is also tough to measure thinning with any certainty.
And you may notice, this article, which only talks about sea ice, makes no mention of sea levels changing. It does talk about how more of the ice never melted during the summer months.
We are also in an Inter-Glacial period!
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Global sea ice coverage is currently about 1 million square kilometers above the 1979-2014 mean. Reductions in the Arctic ice have been more than compensated for by increases in the Antarctic. But don’t expect any headlines to tell you that.