Sea Ice – The Alarmists Would Have Us Believe That It Is Melting

Sea Ice

The Truth Is Just The Opposite.

While Arctic ice has been bordering on record lows for most of the winter, it has now moved into the more normal range of values.

The unreported news in that Antarctic ice has been setting new records for the most ice.

When the two ice areas are combined we find the ice pack is in fact increasing. Which is what you’d expect since the planet is in fact cooling for the last 10 years despite additional CO2 being pumped into the atmosphere.

An Arctic death spiral? An Antarctic meltdown? Maybe not, according to the latest global sea ice data that shows the Arctic retreating while simultaneously the Antarctic is gaining.

The phenomenon was noted by climate scientist Dr. Roger Pielke, Sr., who tweeted out a chart of sea ice levels showing that while Arctic sea ice levels may be low, sea ice from the south pole is booming, leading to a resurgence of global sea ice levels to well above normal.

Sea Ice Normal

So why is sea ice so high despite predictions that global warming would reduce sea ice levels? The Arctic certainly doesn’t have as much sea ice as it used to. University of Illinois data shows that north pole sea ice extent stands at about 5 million square miles — about 325,000 square miles below the 1979 to 2008 mean ice extent.

The National Snow and Ice Data Center says that Arctic sea ice extent reached its lowest maximum extent on record during February 2015. NSIDC also reported that Arctic sea ice extent for March was the lowest average for the month ever recorded at 436,000 square miles below the 1981 to 2010 average.

Yet sea ice remains near it’s “long-term coverage” because Antarctic sea ice is booming, defying climate model predictions that the South Pole would lose ice as the world warmed. University of Illinois data shows Southern Hemisphere sea ice extent is currently 476,000 square miles above average — and it’s only fall down under.

There is much more discussion in the original article.

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