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Sea Ice In Both Arctic, Antarctic Hits Record Low

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Sea ice in both the Arctic and Antarctic last month hit the lowest levels on record for January, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization says.

Concentrations in the atmosphere of carbon dioxide, the chief gas said to cause global warming, also hit a January record.

“It is a quite strange situation,” said David Carlson, director of the World Climate Research Program, on February 17. Despite being winter, “it’s extraordinarily warm in the north, and the sea ice…is at a minimum at this point in both hemispheres.”

The heat content of the oceans, which is a more reliable measure of earth’s warming than surface air temperatures, has been “relentlessly going up and up and up,” he said.

There have been at least three periods this winter when Arctic sea ice has retreated, when it should have been expanding, according to satellite records that go back 38 years.

This January, Arctic sea ice averaged 260,000 square kilometers less than the previous record low last January — a shrinkage the size of the United Kingdom.

Sea ice in the Antarctic, where it is summer, was 22.8 percent below average, the organization said.

“The number of years until summer sea ice disappears [is] absolutely shortening,” Carlson said.


28 Comments on "Sea Ice In Both Arctic, Antarctic Hits Record Low"

  1. Midnight Oil on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 6:29 am 

    Must be fudging those figures again…those liberal leftie scientists… Trump will fix that…defund them, by a stroke of a pen!

  2. bug on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 6:44 am 

    Midnight , exactly, The new president will fix this one easily, the administration will just throw the studies in the trash and it will be all better.

  3. John Kintree on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 7:18 am 

    The numbers came from the United Nations World Meteorological Organization.

  4. Cloggie on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 7:32 am 


    Antarctica and the Arctic are two very different environments: the former is a continent surrounded by ocean, the latter is ocean enclosed by land. As a result, sea ice behaves very differently in the two regions. While the Antarctic sea ice yearly wintertime maximum extent hit record highs from 2012 to 2014 before returning to average levels in 2015, both the Arctic wintertime maximum and its summer minimum extent have been in a sharp decline for the past decades. Studies show that globally, the decreases in Arctic sea ice far exceed the increases in Antarctic sea ice.

    Obviously only minimum records count as that is where the headlines are for the globalist media and where the globalist climate change money is.


  5. John Kintree on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 7:52 am 

    I consider myself a citizen of planet Earth, and I would like to see the resources that are currently used for armies and armaments worldwide to be used instead to meet basic human needs and to mitigate the effects of our greenhouse gas emissions.

  6. Sissyfuss on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 9:55 am 

    John K, your response is so rational as to be delirious. We are talking about human beings behavior here. People like Cloggediceflow.

  7. Go Speed Racer on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 11:37 am 

    We can build a gigantic ice machine. Like at the end
    of the hallway at the Super 8 motel. But bigger.
    Take the ice to the North Pole, and dump it out.
    Problem solved. They will do this. Because when
    Trump says there is no global warming, but there is
    no ice at the North Pole, he will have to add some.

  8. John Kintree on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 1:10 pm 

    There actually was something in the news a week or ago about a $400 billion proposal to install wind powered pumps in the Arctic ocean, to pump water over existing ice where it would freeze to create thicker ice.

    Allowing the Arctic ocean to become ice free would be a bad thing.

  9. Buford Bustamonte Jackson III on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 5:34 pm 

    I like the idea that Trump will fix this by getting rid of the data. That’s the brain level of denialists, who probably think that strategy will work. If Trump can’t stop the scientists from continuing to gather data that shows the arctic ice volume is spiraling downwards, then denialists will blame climatologists for wishing this problem into existence.

  10. Daniel in KC on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 6:59 pm 

    Some theories surrounding the reason for the higher maximum ice extent in 2014/2015 in the Antarctic pertain to greater ice melt on the continent, the fresh water entering the sea is both less dense and freezes at a higher temperature)..this coupled with increase winds blowing off the continent are fully in line with increasing global temperatures… But, of course ‘science’ so who ya going to believe /s

    (And there WERE headlines at the time about the record ice extent in Antarctica

    Here is one:

    Here is another:

    Or maybe this source would be more acceptable:

    …but those don;t fit the narrative you want to portray do they Cog?)

    BTW: Nice pictures of ice extent records can be found at (look under the tab Data->Data for Everyone->Arctic Sea Ice news and analysis

  11. twocats on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 7:27 pm 

    “We can build a gigantic ice machine. Like at the end
    of the hallway at the Super 8 motel. But bigger.” [go speed racer]

    good one

  12. Cloggie on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 7:57 pm 

    This sums up my analysis of the globalist leftist conspiracy that only Trump can stop.

  13. Muzzie on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 8:51 pm 

    Wish this fake news was real. Half the planet lives on life support all winter. All you anti global warmists need to be sent to Mars.

  14. Anonymous on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 10:02 pm 

    Go speed, would it be an issue with the Arctic Super 8 ice makers ice being free (for registered global warmers only Im guessing?).

    I mean, they give the ICE for free at Super 8, but its not really ‘free’ is it?, since you have to pay to stay there. BUT, what if a bunch of freeloaders showed up and starting expecting ICE they didn’t pay for? the taker class. I think the ice from that Arctic Super 8 machine should be reserved for Ice-maker class only,not the ice-takers.

    Its a complex issue no doubt, but Im sure trump has a plan to deal with it.

  15. Cloggie on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 12:30 am 

    Polar bears and penguins are mostly leftists so I’m glad their ice palace is being destroyed. Trump has finally taken action against the leftist cabal by destroying the ice that provides sanctuary to the cure polar creatures that the leftists love so much. Immigrants like polar bears too so obviously the world will be better off when the ice is all gone. Although in reality the ice is not disappearing it’s just a commie plot.

  16. Apneaman on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 12:47 am 

    The Last Time Oceans Got This Acidic This Fast, 96% of Marine Life Went Extinct

  17. Apneaman on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 12:50 am 

    Global ‘fish wars’ could break out as climate change and rising nationalism fuel competition for world’s oceans
    Conflicts like the infamous Cod Wars between the UK and Iceland could erupt across the globe unless countries co-operate to manage stocks effectively, expert warns

  18. Apneaman on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 12:53 am 

    The dam truth: Climate change means more Lake Orovilles

  19. Apneaman on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 12:54 am 

    Here’s How Climate Change Can Cause More Air Pollution (All By Itself)

  20. Cloggie on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 3:31 am 

    The Last Time Oceans Got This Acidic This Fast, 96% of Marine Life Went Extinct

    Friday the forum corrupter now begins to post links that undermine his “cancer-monkeys-do-climate-change” theory and instead point at the possibility that Mother-nature couldn’t care less about any particular species, no CO2 necessary for an explanation. Extinction happens all the time… dinosaurs, Permian fish, West-Canadians… every now and then nature undertakes a Spring cleaning to get rid of its failures.

    The dam truth: Climate change means more Lake Orovilles

    America since 1933 was mostly interested in trying to subjugate the rest of the world into its dollar empire by building one carrier, fighter jet and ICBM after another. Now it turns out that the infrastructure at home begins to crumble to the tune that it could wash away an entire mid-sized city. How about selling five of your ten carriers on a per kilo scrap metal basis to your NATO buddies in Europe in the context of the Trump proposed military burden sharing, while Washington uses the money from the fire sale to buy some wooden poles to strut the damned dam.

  21. Apneaman on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 11:49 am 

    Clog, you’re right that mother nature doesn’t care because there is no such thing as mother nature. Most of the extinctions that have taken place were greenhouse gas extinctions and the only things different this time are the trigger (humans vs volcanism) and the unprecedented speed. the little humans have dug up all that carbon that has been sitting in the earth for tens of millions of years and it took tens of millions of years to form. Little cancer monkey’s dug it up and burned it in 250 years and radically altered the carbon cycle. Do they not teach about the carbon cycle in Holland? Apparently not.

    “Many of the great events of evolution cannot be repeated; evolution has had a long period to fill the biosphere with highly competitive and efficient organisms, making it unlikely to repeat, for instance, the Cambrian explosion when all of the basic body plans of animals came into being. But what can be repeated are things antipodal to living and diversifying, such as extinction, or extinction writ larger—the dreadful past catastrophes of deep time, the mass extinctions.”

    “With every molecule of carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere we are ignoring the early sirens that rapid rises in carbon dioxide are the commonality between more than ten mass extinctions of the deep past and what is happening today. Those extinctions were caused not by asteroid impact, but from rapid increases in volancanically produced atmospheric greenhouse gases and the global warming they produced. A terrifying new paradigm of mass extinctions has arisen this century: ‘greenhouse mass extinctions,’ a name overtly chosen to describe the cause of the vast majority of species killed off by mass extinctions in the past”

    “A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries about the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth” by Peter Ward and Joseph Kirschvink” – P.3

    clog you have nothing but cheap rhetorical tricks and everybody know it.

  22. Apneaman on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 11:54 am 

    This is from 10 years ago.

    Mass Extinctions Tied to Past Climate Changes

    Fossil and temperature records over the past 520 million years show a correlation between extinctions and climate change

    By David Biello on October 24, 2007

    “”The rule appears to be that greenhouse worlds adversely affect biodiversity,” Mayhew says.

    That also bodes ill for the fate of species currently on Earth as the global temperatures continue to rise to levels similar to those seen during the Permian.”

  23. Apneaman on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 11:59 am 

    Let’s take a look at the humans score for today, shall we?

    Daily CO2

    February 19, 2017: 405.91 ppm

    February 19, 2016: 403.61 ppm

    January CO2

    January 2017: 406.07 ppm

    January 2016: 402.64 ppm

    Looks to be right on schedule for a pre 2100 endtimes party. Everyone is invited.

  24. Apneaman on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 12:17 pm 

    Climate change doubled the likelihood of the NSW heatwave – let’s be clear, this is not natural

    Rapid warming trend sees heat records in Australia outnumber cold records by 12 to one over the past decade

    Australia’s extreme heatwave is a preview of things to come

  25. Apneaman on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 12:19 pm 

    No Rest: Another Round of Intense Rains Heading for Central and Northern California

    “While southern California tries to dry out from Friday’s watery onslaught, yet another atmospheric river will be pointed at central and northern California from late Sunday through Monday, exacerbating the woes of what’s already been a record-wet winter to date across the northern Sierra.”

  26. Apneaman on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 12:26 pm 

    But why would supermarkets – which are said to have lost sales worth as much as £8m in January thanks to record-breaking, crop-wrecking snow and rainfall in the usually mild winter regions of Spain and Italy – be so keen to fly in substitutes from the US at exorbitant cost?

    Why would they sell at a loss rather than let us go without, or put up prices to reflect the changing market? Why indeed would anyone air-freight watery lettuce across the whole of the American continent and the Atlantic when it takes 127 calories of fuel energy to fly just 1 food calorie of that lettuce to the UK from California?

  27. Apneaman on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 12:39 pm 

    Not looking so good over in Euro land either.

    Spain – Flash Floods in Malaga After 130 mm of Rain in 6 Hours

    “The city of Malaga was the worst affected area. Spain’s meteorological office, AEMET, says that the the port of Malaga recorded 152.6 mm of rain in 24 hours on 19 February, with as much as 130.06 mm of that total falling in a 6 hour period.

    Emergency services say they responded to 230 incidents during the heavy rainfall. However, there have been no reported fatalities or injuries.

    Roads collapsed and buildings flooded. Torrents of water swept through the streets of the city, dragging vehicles along with it. There were also reports of landslides along the A-45 highway in Casabermeja, triggered by the heavy rain.

    AEMET issued a red level (highest) warning for parts of the province of Malaga on 18 February, 2017.”

    130mm in 6 hrs = 5″. Dat shit B biblical!

  28. Go Speed Racer on Mon, 20th Feb 2017 6:36 pm 

    Hi Anonymous and two cats and
    Sleep Apnea, and Clogger.

    Thx for explaining the polar bears and
    penguins, are liberals. That fills in
    the missing piece of the puzzle.

    I bet they tried to throw the election.
    But anyway if Super 8 can have ice
    machines for free, I think it can be scaled
    up at the North Pole. The Mexicans will
    pay for the wall, and the Russians
    will pay for the ice machines.

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