Arctic Sea Ice Stability Extends To 14 Years…Long-Term, Arctic Has Been Stable Since 1900!

Arctic sea ice is not as unstable as alarmists like to claim it is.

This year saw the Arctic approaching a new record low minimum, and the alarmists began setting off the alarms with abandon. Yet the melt stabilized in late July, and a new record failed to materialize.

Chart: NSIDC Boulder

When looking back at the data since sea ice peaked in 1979, we realize that the overall trend for minimum September sea ice extent has flattened over the past 14 years:

Chart: NSIDC Boulder

Okhotsk Sea gaining

Next we look at the sea ice for the Okhotsk Sea, located between Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on the east and the eastern Siberian coast to the west. Here we observe that the maximum sea ice reached each winter has surprisingly trended upwards over the past 16 years:

Data source: JMA

Though global sea ice has bee been relatively low, over the past decade, it has remained quite stable and thus defied all the alarmist predictions made earlier this century. Obviously natural factors are at work that are offsetting the alleged CO2 forcing.

Arctic sea ice stable since 1900

To keep things in their proper context, here’s what Arctic sea ice has been doing since 1900:

Nothing spectacular is really happening.

6 responses to “Arctic Sea Ice Stability Extends To 14 Years…Long-Term, Arctic Has Been Stable Since 1900!”

  1. Brian James

    Sep 23, 2020 The Pandemic is a Test Run – #PropagandaWatch

    Watch as he dissects the latest attempt to leverage the climate scam on the back of the COVID scam, and how both of these distractions are being used to indoctrinate the public into the death cult.

    1. Yonason

      Almost makes the over-hyped “pandemic” itself look deliberate.

      (I don’t mean to minimize the virus. It is nasty, though perhaps not as nasty as it was designed to be.)

      Thx for that link.

      Here’s one for you on the virus.

      It’s a little clunky at the beginning, possibly because it’s a new format for him.

  2. Arctic Sea Ice Stability Extends To 14 Years…Long-Term, Arctic Has Been Stable Since 1900! – Hasslefree Allsort
  3. Chris Hanley

    “Nothing spectacular is really happening” and referring back to a previous NTZ page, the Arctic sea ice extent seems to correlate with the AMO.×574.png

  4. Lasse

    A paper that shows the concern over the melting:
    Heating and glacier retreating.
    From 1953!

  5. tom0mason

    This evidence shows yet again that so called ‘global warming’ is neither excessive or unprecedented.
    For the last 200 years or so, since the end of the Little Ice Age (LIA), this planet has very gradually warmed up, all because as the solar output has been gradually increasing. If this solar increase did not happen then we would still be stuck in the LIA — thankfully we’re not.

    All the hoopla, fancy sophistry, and bluff wordage about this glacier shrinking or the Arctic ice melt season being high or low is all navel gazing and empty rhetoric. Over the last 200 years the melt-back away from the LIA has been poor, by now I would expect minimal Arctic ice and far better crop growing seasons. Instead here we are watching the barely competent ‘climate scientist’ argue over immeasurable 1/10th of a degree of global warming, minuscule amounts of Arctic melting all the while it looks increasingly likely that we are headed for an extended cool period.

    No so much fiddling while Rome burns but fiddling the data while Earth freezes.

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