Arctic Sea ice is heading for trouble

The formation of Arctic Sea ice has started to deviate from its normal seasonal pattern. About this time of year the sea ice should be rather obviously rapidly building up towards the seasonal winter maximum, and that was indeed happening as expected during the latter half of September. However, the past two weeks have seen that normal accumulation of … Read more Arctic Sea ice is heading for trouble

#Arctic melt season is probably over, how did it go this year?

The above diagram says it all really, 2016 was the second lowest on record. It was not and is not a typical year by any measure because globally each and every single month has broken all previous records for that month and so it comes as no great surprise to observe that the Arctic ice … Read more #Arctic melt season is probably over, how did it go this year?

A Farewell to Ice

Peter Wadhams, perhaps one of the world authorities on sea ice, has a new book that might be of interest. It is quite rightly called “A Farewell to Ice“. Well OK, not quite published yet, because publication date is 1st Sep in the UK (alas US folks, it is not out there until next Feb, but hey … Read more A Farewell to Ice

Climate Change: ‘The extraordinary years have become the normal years’

The old normal is gone, we are now watching an astonishing degree of unprecedented change happening in the Arctic. Chris Mooney writes in the Washington Post about the proceedings of a group a scientists who study Arctic climate system. They have been having a meeting in Washington DC at the National Press Club that was sponsored by SEARCH (the … Read more Climate Change: ‘The extraordinary years have become the normal years’

Something Dramatic is taking place in the Arctic

January was the warmest January ever recorded, and as a result the quantity of Arctic sea ice measured by satellite was the lowest ever. I blogged about it not too long ago on 10th Feb, and for a more detailed analysis Chris Mooney also wrote about it all within the Washington Post on 18th Feb …  … January of 2016 … Read more Something Dramatic is taking place in the Arctic

Arctic Sea Ice : January 2016 was Lowest ever recorded

The National Snow and Ice data Center keeps track of the amount of sea ice over the Arctic and updates it all daily. Over time, each and every year, it keeps getting lower and lower and this January was the lowest ever recorded – the above is their chart illustrating exactly that. Notice that the blue … Read more Arctic Sea Ice : January 2016 was Lowest ever recorded