Massive Expansion Of Thick Arctic Sea Ice Over The Past Decade

The animation below shows the extent of 5+ foot thick sea ice at present vs. the same date ten years ago. Ice thinner than five feet thick has been masked out.

2007      2017

As you can see, the thick ice edge has expanded about 700 miles into the East Siberian Sea.

According to NASA and NOAA, the last ten years have been the hottest on record, and most of the warming has been in the Arctic. Yet there has been a massive expansion in the area of thick Arctic sea ice.

The Arctic is Warming Twice as Fast as the Rest of the Planet – Here’s Why You Need to Care | One Green Planet

Now compare vs. the first half of the 20th century, when the amount of thick ice was rapidly declining.

13 Oct 1940, Page 76 – Hartford Courant at

Similarly, the last two years have seen near record ice gain in Greenland.

Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass Budget: DMI

But in 1939, the glaciers of Greenland and Norway were melting rapidly and facing “catastrophic collapse.”

17 Dec 1939, Page 15 – Harrisburg Sunday Courier at

According to NASA and NOAA, Earth and the Arctic are much warmer now than they were in 1940. Yet in 1940 Arctic ice was melting, and in 2017 Arctic ice is expanding. Ice doesn’t lie, but government climate scientists do – at least 97% of the time.

via The Deplorable Climate Science Blog

November 9, 2017 at 02:28AM

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