Tag Archives: sea ice

Separating truth from error regarding sea level change

Greenland “death sentence” article ignores climate science

“Yet the graph in article shows ice loss decelerating, not accelerating, and they say Greenland gained ice last year. There are many things wrong with this graph, but the point is that it shows other claims in the article to be wrong.”click here

“climate emergency” writers aren’t paying attention to climate science

“Experts describe this very slow melt in August as a “climate emergency” and say we “aren’t paying attention.”  ” click here

Glacial calving is a natural phenomena; Greenland glaciers are growing

Arctic temperatures are cyclical, steady

“Despite endless hysterics based on cherry-picking a few warm days somewhere in the Arctic, there is nothing happening there.  The MASIE record extends back to 2006, and every day in their record is shown in the graph below. The graph shows annual cycles with no trend.” click here

Arctic ice melting claims are simply false

Antarctic sea ice declining — cause unknown

Claire L. Parkinson. A 40-y record reveals gradual Antarctic sea ice increases followed by decreases at rates far exceeding the rates seen in the Arctic, Proc Natl Acad Sci, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1906556116

A newly completed 40-y record of satellite observations is used to quantify changes in Antarctic sea ice coverage since the late 1970s. Sea ice spreads over vast areas and has major impacts on the rest of the climate system, reflecting solar radiation and restricting ocean/atmosphere exchanges. The satellite record reveals that a gradual, decades-long overall increase in Antarctic sea ice extents reversed in 2014, with subsequent rates of decrease in 2014–2017 far exceeding the more widely publicized decay rates experienced in the Arctic. The rapid decreases reduced the Antarctic sea ice extents to their lowest values in the 40-y record, both on a yearly average basis (record low in 2017) and on a monthly basis (record low in February 2017).