Strange how often we keep hearing headlines of “dramatic drops”, but never hear headlines of “dramatic rises”.
With all the “dramatic drops” we’ve witnessed over the years, you’d think we would be ice-free by now. But we aren’t – global sea ice levels are back up to normal.
There’s only one explanation for that: There had to have been an equal amount of “dramatic rises” to offset all the “dramatic drops”. Strange how we never hear about those, isn’t it?
If the description “dramatic” applies when sea ice falls from normal levels, then it also has to apply when it goes back to normal levels, as it obviously keeps doing. Last July when the sea ice extent fell, the media screamed everywhere “dramatic drop”!
How many headlines of “dramatic rise” have we heard this month? Do we ever hear any headlines of a “dramatic rise”? Strange how going from 0 to -2 is dramatic for the media, but going back from -2 to 0 is not even worth mentioning.
With all the headlines of “dramatic drops”, logically there has to be an equal magnitude of “dramatic rises”, otherwise it would be mathematically impossible to be at a normal sea ice level today. Proof of media bias.
Figure 2: NORSEX Arctic sea ice extent dramatically back to normal levels (red curve).
Not only has sea ice extent risen dramatically, it has also thickened “dramatically” too. See Figure 3.
Figure 3: Cryosphere Today. Note how sea ice concentration today is much more solid than 5 years ago, after it had “dramatically” dropped.
But listening to the media, always announcing “dramatic thinning”, you’d thick the sea ice would be paper thin by now. Well it aint. In fact it’s thicker than it has been in a long time. Thanks to the “dramatic” thickening that occurs almost every year.