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?
Towards the beginning of the month it looked as if we had indeed reached an astonishing new low ice extent record in the arctic, but it really was too early to make that cal then. Well the news is that the National Snow and Ice Data Centre have called it … Update 22nd March Arctic … Read more Record breaking ice extent low in #Arctic
February 2017 saw new records being established. Arctic sea ice extent for February 2017 averaged 14.28 million square kilometers (5.51 million square miles), the lowest February extent in the 38-year satellite record. This is 40,000 square kilometers (15,400 square miles) below February 2016, the previous lowest extent for the month, and 1.18 million square kilometers (455,600 square miles) … Read more Is #Arctic Sea Ice decline natural?
Each month the National Snow & Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) issues an updated #Arctic Sea Ice update, and this week the January 2017 update has been published. 2016 has been and gone, and with it the impact of the cyclic El Niño warm phase has also passed. You might perhaps speculate that some will latch on … Read more The NSIDC #Arctic January update
Thinking about how you say something is rather important if you need to effectively tell a story. Presenting an array of numbers such as the following will simply not cut it because it does not effectively convey the saga of what is actually going on, even if the numbers are meaningful and accurate. 2013 64.570 322.000 0.16 0.18 … Read more #Arctic sea ice update
The Arctic sea ice extent has never been seen this low before at this time of year. Right now in the middle of winter it should be growing, but it is not, the growth has once again stalled. To drive this point home, here are a couple of extracts from Michael Le Page’s Jan 16th … Read more #Arctic Sea Ice Extent – Mid Jan Update