Beware ‘Hottest’ Arctic Fake News

Written by Paul Homewood

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Above are recent examples of ‘cut and paste’ fake news. But  actual current Arctic sea ice extent compares extremely favourably with the very low recorded trough of 1930-1960. As we all know, the Arctic has been experiencing a heatwave this winter, with resultant massive ice melt. This is what the new ice free Arctic looks like now:

http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/

According to NSIDC, ice extent has already surpassed last year’s at this date, and is only 111,000 sq km less than back in 2005.

 

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http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/archives.html

The growth in Greenland’s ice sheet has been blowing away records:

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http://www.dmi.dk/en/groenland/maalinger/greenland-ice-sheet-surface-mass-budget/

And NH snow cover extent was amongst the highest on record last month:

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http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/chart_anom.php?ui_set=1&ui_region=nhland&ui_month=1

I hate to think what the Arctic would look like after a cold spell.

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