During the winter of 1922, there was no sea ice around Spitzbergen (Svalbard.) The water had warmed by 12C and it was too warm for seals. There was a radical change in climatic conditions, with unheard-of high temperatures.
This year, there is lots of ice around Svalbard, and ice in the Barents and Kara Seas is very close to the 1981-2010 median edge.
Temperatures are very cold there, and the ice is growing rapidly.
Experts describe this increase in ice since 1922 and normal ice conditions – as a tipping point of global warming. As is normally the case, the data shows the exact opposite of claims made by climate scientists.
via The Deplorable Climate Science Blog
March 3, 2019 at 04:29AM