End Of May Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Highest In Five Years… No Evidence Of Warming Or Melting

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Over the past 40 years of satellite observation, Antarctic sea ice defied global warming predictions and gained impressively. The mean temperature of the southern ice cap also shows no warming.

In 2017, after decades of inconvenient rise, sea ice extent suddenly fell to record low level and panic activity among global warming alarmists began to perk up. Surely the days of a growing Antarctic ice cap were over – at least they hoped.

But since 2017, the ice has grown back and once again has reached near normal levels and the long-term trend continues to be upward:

 Sea ice extent up to 2019. Data source: JMA

Schneefan just posted that latest May Antarctic sea ice extent. The data show that minimum 15% sea ice concentration coverage has climbed to a 5-year high for this time of the year:

Image: NSIDC

So the Antarctic long-term trend for sea ice continues to be robustly upward.

No warming 

One aspect that is supposed to indicate global warming is a rapid warming at the poles. But here too there has been no evidence of warming over Antarctica:

Global warming alarmists likely are going to have to wait a long time before they can begin dreaming about sounding the climate alarms over Antarctica. Things there are going the opposite way.




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4 responses to “End Of May Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Highest In Five Years… No Evidence Of Warming Or Melting”

  1. RickWill

    Sadly, those waiting for the forecast snow free Australia will have to wait another year. 2020 is shaping up to be one of the best snow seasons on record, good snow falls through May and plenty of snow on the first day of Winter:
    https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/icy-blast-to-bring-snow-storms-and-hail-to-australias-south-and-east/news-story/c2edd37ddbcfa1dc91052f867b8cab06

    This is consistent with Antarctic cooling.

  2. RoHa

    I’m pretty sure that the latest climate models show that the increase in Antarctic sea ice is a direct result of Mad made Global Warming.

    And if they don’t, they soon will.

  3. tom0mason

    Thanks P Gosselin for more sanity when looking at the Antarctic weather and climate.
    The Antarctic’s, and arguably Greenland’s, ice cover is the evidence that the planet is not warming particularly rapidly if at all.
    On the other hand the Arctic’s ice coverage is mainly controlled by ocean cycles and prevailing winds and storms, so it varies widely.

    The climate varies and man does not control it.

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