Arctic Sea Ice Grows By 1 Million Square Miles In 1 Year – Previously Predicted To Be Ice Free By 2013

September 11, 2013 3:30 pmViews: 28838

Arctic sea ice increase

The predictions were dire in a 2007 BBC report that stated the North Arctic could be ice free by 2013. Well here we are in September of 2013 and guess what, we have nearly 1 million more square miles of Arctic sea ice than we had at about exactly this same time last year. That is an amazing 60% increase over last year. Now this doesn't mean there are not deviations from year to year, some high, some low, but a 60% increase, when tree huggers were screaming, "this is the end of civilization" last year about this time, is a huge increase.

Of course the liberal answer to this will be that global warming is causing global cooling. Whatever their agenda is you can bet they will stick to it despite any evidence to the contrary.

The northern Arctic probably will not be ice for many many years, but maybe Al Gore's daiquiris will be ice free by 2015 because his old teeth are getting too sensitive.

Read more below on this Arctic ice story from Fox News:

About a million more square miles of ocean are covered in ice in 2013 than in 2012, a whopping 60 percent increase — and a dramatic deviation from predictions of an “ice-free Arctic in 2013,” the Daily Mail noted.

Arctic sea ice averaged 2.35 million square miles in August 2013, as compared to the low point of 1.32 million square miles recorded on Sept. 16, 2012, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. A chart published Sept. 8 by NSIDC shows the dramatic rise this year, putting total ice cover within two standard deviations of the 30-year average.

Noting the year over year surge, one scientist even argued that “global cooling” was here.

“We are already in a cooling trend, which I think will continue for the next 15 years at least. There is no doubt the warming of the 1980s and 1990s has stopped,” Anastasios Tsonis of the University of Wisconsin told London’s Mail on Sunday.

The surge in Arctic ice is a dramatic change from last year’s record-setting lows, which fueled dire predictions of an imminent ice-free summer. A 2007 BBC report said the Arctic could be ice free in 2013 — a theory NASA still echoes today.

“[An ice-free Arctic is] definitely coming, and coming sooner than we previously expected,“ Walt Meier, a glaciologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md, told LiveScience last month. “We’re looking at when as opposed to if.”

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