Announcements that the Arctic sea ice would soon disappear have been among the most favorite claims made by publicity seeking climatologists and leading American politicians. According to them, there isn’t supposed to be any Arctic sea ice today. (1)
So, what has happened? The Arctic sea ice has not disappeared. It is not doomed in the real world. Clearly over the past years Arctic sea ice has refused to have anything to do with the often claimed ‘death spiral’ and alarmists are always forced to go back a number of years in order to get the sharp downward spiral trend they want to see. Lately, however, it has not been downward at all.
Looking back at the past 10 years, there has been practically no downward trend whatsoever.
After hitting its earliest minimum extent since 1997, Arctic sea ice has been expanding at a phenomenal rate. Already it is greater than at the same date in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Put another way, it is the fourth highest extent in the last ten years. Even more remarkalby, ice growth since the start of September is actually the greatest on record, since daily figures started to be kept in 1987, reports Paul Homewood. (2)