Danish Meteorological Institute: Arctic Sea Ice Now 1.7 Million Square Kilometers Over Last Year!

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That’s 19,000 Manhattans. Arctic open sea water is in a death spiral!

DMI Arctic sea ice

Source: http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/old_icecover.uk.php

The chart shows this year’s current sea ice at about 5.2 million sq. km. Last year it was about 3.5 million sq. km. That’s an increase of almost 50%!

 

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18 responses to “Danish Meteorological Institute: Arctic Sea Ice Now 1.7 Million Square Kilometers Over Last Year!”

  1. pyeatte

    It seems like the AGW predictors go out of their way to be as wrong as possible.

  2. Juergen Uhlemann

    Move along nothing to see here 😉

  3. Jonas

    I think this graph is more up to date and more impressive!
    http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php. Its most likely the end of AGW theory as this was the untouchable icon of the TEAM

  4. John

    But then there is this which claims that we’re still significantly below the 30 year average.

    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

    Honestly, this is you guys:

    http://youtu.be/cXT1fb_TkX4

    1. andy

      Love the way alarmists use the “30 year average” or longer for ice coverage, knowing full well that in the 70s arctic ice was so everywhere that some scientists were predicting an ice age.

  5. John Nash

    No Tricks Zone is an excellent site, but you should be including the information that the DMI graph shows the extent of sea ice covering 30% and above of the sea surface. It is indeed excellent data but it needs qualifying.

    1. Evan Jones

      True. (Of course, most Arctic ice extent measurements are for 15% coverage.)

  6. Loodt Pretorius

    Hi Pierre, Off topic, sorry.

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  7. RCS

    I’m rather suspicious of using 1979-2000 or 1979-2012 averages since these are incorporating a trend, especially their standard deviation, which is wrong for this type of data.

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  9. John

    Let’s say for a second that the gigatons of CO2 we are pumping into the atmosphere are not causing climate change. It is causing the acidification of the oceans, which threatens the entire food chain.

    Bottom line: You can’t pretend that human activity isn’t changing the globe, and it’s not for the better.

    1. DirkH

      Why has life not been destroyed the last time CO2 was 10 times higher than today?
      Why do snail shells survive rain, which is naturally slightly acidic?
      Why do corals survive huge diurnal pH swings?
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffer_solution
      Why do climate scientists eager to prove the end of life under “ocean acidification” really like to achieve the desired pH not by adding CO2 but by adding, for instance HCl (after all, pH equals pH, right? or maybe it does make a difference to life forms?)

    2. DirkH

      Why are there plants, algae and fish in forest creeks, which are naturally slightly acidic? You say “it threatens the food chain”.
      Personally, I love trout.

    3. DirkH

      The vast spaces of the pacific far from the coasts are known as “oceanic deserts” for their near total absence of plankton.

      Maybe life doesn’t like an alkaline ocean all that much. The most productive areas of the sea are near river deltas, where slightly acidic sweetwater enters the sea.

      The desire of climate scientists to warn of ANY change as always negative is bizarre. They have learned that that is how to get funding. They would never dream of characterizing ANY change as positive.

  10. Jimbo

    A low Arctic sea ice extent is nothing new over the last 100 years. It is the norm over the last 11,000 years. What’s the problem? Soot? Natural climate oscillations? Lack of satellite data pre-1965 data? PS the Polar Bears survived them all!
    http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007AGUFMPP11A0203F
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017%3C4045:TETWIT%3E2.0.CO;2

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