Just a short post today, following up on yesterday’s polar ice update, where the data show nothing unusual happening at the earth’s poles.
The globe’s surface has warmed over the past 140 years by almost 1°C, but that too is well within the natural range of variability over the Holocene.
The linear trend shows that bare ice area over Greenland has risen from 110,000 square kilometers in 2000 to close to 150,000 square kilometers in 2019. That’s a rise of 36%!
Note: “Bare ice” appears to have a lower albedo than snow, and so may in fact be absorbing heat from the sun rather than reflecting it. So actually this post is one for the warmists!