Was April in the #Arctic regular or record breaking?

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 moreWas April in the #Arctic regular or record breaking?

When will #Arctic be ice free and what impact will that have?

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 moreWhen will #Arctic be ice free and what impact will that have?