NSIDC have published their April update, and that of course prompts a question. Has it been a normal average dull April with nothing of note, or do we have a new low? Arctic sea ice extent for April 2017 tied with April 2016 for the lowest in the satellite record for the month. Warm weather conditions and … Read more Was April in the #Arctic regular or record breaking?
The consistent and persistent shrinkage of the sea ice extent in the Arctic means that the question of an ice free summer is not simply a possibility, but rather is a probability. Below is the NSIDC trend illustrating this downward trend. What is shows you is the extent of sea ice each and every March since … Read more When will #Arctic be ice free and what impact will that have?