More On The "Temps Don’t Cause Ice Loss"

 

It’s a pretty simple thing to see.  But, for some reason, the nutters keep calling it melt

We’ve probably reached our maximum for the year……

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Which, as you can see is entirely consistent with the last several years, right on line with the last decade’s average.  One can also see that we’ve lost a bit in the last few days. 

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For those without a converter handy, 246 K is about -27.150ºC  or -16.870ºF.

Of course, that’s just 80deg north and above, but for a significant amount of area south of there, it is still plenty cold.  Indeed, Anchorage, AK, which is at 60 deg north is at -1ºF today.   Here are the current temps in the arctic…..

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You can see there’s no melt going on any where.  Except maybe for that place in Greenland, where the H2O has different melting properties. 

If temps dictated ice extent in the Arctic, then we should be increasing, not decreasing, as we’ve seen lately. 

What’s going on is currents and ice drift…….

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6 Responses to More On The "Temps Don’t Cause Ice Loss"

  1. grumpydenier says:

    If temps dictated ice extent in the Arctic, then we should be increasing, not decreasing, as we’ve seen lately. What’s going on is currents and ice drift…….

    Oh! A light bulb moment for yours truly.

    • suyts says:

      Excellent! Happy to be of service! If this year holds to the same pattern as previous years, we’ll get to see much more of the same in September.

  2. rg says:

    http://news.msn.com/rumors/rumor-polar-bears-are-turning-from-white-to-brown
    I guess humans have beenn having an effect on polar bears for longer than i realized

    • cdquarles says:

      Old news, that. Basically, that’s how the bears survived warm periods in the past (if you believe the research papers).

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