Arctic sea ice rebounds as polar temperatures start to plunge

arctic-icebreaker-shipArctic sea ice extent for 2016 is up nearly 25 percent over 2012 levels as polar temperatures continue to drop. The information comes from satellite imagery provided by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), which has been tracking Arctic ice extent since satellite measurements began in 1979.

Mid-September is when Arctic ice is at its lowest and prior to 1979 #Climate Change experts have had to rely on ship reports, #News articles, and other less scientific means to approximate earlier sea ice coverage. The good news is that the polar ice is growing faster in September than at previous times, indicating a quick recovery for winter.

Ice melt in the Artic summertime is normal, but by how much has only been measured with any accuracy with the advent of satellites. Without melting ice, polar bears would starve to death. They eat the plump baby seals that pop up for air through ice holes in the thinning Arctic ice.

The NSIDC shows that 2016 is about the same as 2007 and better than 2012 through 2015 levels. Based on the most recent compiled data from last week, Arctic ice covered 2.5 million square miles (4.1 million square km) of sea water, up from its low of 1.3 million square miles in 2012.

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    Amber

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    This can’t be so cause oneninetysix2zero says so . Of course one year is not a trend
    and just wait till a carbon tax gets put on. That will slam all this awful warming in reverse . Well at least NOAA can “adjust “the data that way .
    oneninetysix2zero doesn’t want to live in a swamp ,desert or have his city underwater . That means no Florida ,Phoenix ,Venice which seem to appeal to millions of others yet Antarctica that big defrosting freezer has only managed to attract less than 5000 people to an area bigger than the USA . There are no swamps, deserts ,
    and sinking cities for people who worry about such things.
    Oneninetynine2zero I respect you have strongly held beliefs that a warming earth is bad particularly if caused by humans use of fossil fuel . Certainly there are drawbacks and I must say I don’t pick up here that people on this site are opposed to less use of fossil fuels and the innovative use of other sources.
    Even if global warming was occurring as you describe I don’t consider it a one way
    proposition to be feared or really that humans are going to override what ever direction natural climate variables take the earth’s temperature .

    One thing for sure, people with a differing view are not going to do is get on board
    or get out of the way . That’s just bully talk . You don’t like sites like this and claim everything is “settled ” . If so, why bother with this site if you believe what you say .

    No question we can do a lot more to improve our environment and that is hopefully on going at least in parts of the world where people are not burning cow dung to cook and have access to clean water and electricity . Those are the places I don’t want to live .

    I will take global warming over global cooling any day but the truth is we humans make very little difference in the near term and none in the long term .
    You don’t have to live in the desert , a swamp or in a city under water although millions chose to for some reason .

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      JayPee

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      Unless you have the imprimatur , nihil obstat, nolo objectum, and consummo rectum of zero, you have no right to say anything. Everything on the MYTH of the non-existent GHE must go through his clearing house to be recognized as fact despite his very long track record of a CONSUMATE LIAR.

      Never mind. He and his kind will never win. Their never ending stream of lies, tampering of data, as well the conclusively proven fact that there is NO GHE will eventually win regardless of their well leftist funded propaganda campaign.

      Better yet, most if not all of them have no conception of how they’re being used and played for the imbeciles they are.

      WE might have to wait a while yet, but
      We will definitely have the last laugh.

      In the meantime, we can sit back and enjoy the humor of their
      BLATHERING IDIOCY.

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        oneninetysix2zero

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        “Unless you have the imprimatur , nihil obstat, nolo objectum, and consummo rectum of zero, you have no right to say anything. Everything on the MYTH of the non-existent GHE must go through his clearing house to be recognized as fact despite his very long track record of a CONSUMATE LIAR.”

        86: “Would you believe that JayPee says that all GHE information must go through Drewski?”
        Siegfried: “Well Schmart, we arranged for JayPee to infiltrate the sCeptics, but I can assure you his mind is pure KAOS”

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          JayPee

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          The ignorati want to talk as if you have the last word you have won.
          Nothing will surmount that the basis of their ravings is provably false.

          THERE IS NO GREENHOUSE EFFECT

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            oneninetysix2zero

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            No greenhouse effect and yet we have more than 100 years of experimental evidence that says there is not to mention entire sciences like meteorology dependent upon this very fact.
            Perhaps if you had some evidence to the contrary to show us. . . . . . ?

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    JayPee

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    No amount of idiotic verbiage will ever stop the FACT that
    THERE IS NO GREENHOUSE EFFECT.

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    Oneninetysix2zero

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    86: “Chief, JayPee keeps repeating that there is no greenhouse effect.”
    Chief: “Yes Max, we found him trapped under the Cone Of Silence after he broke into our headquarters after the Holiday break. Apparently he was saying that for days thinking there was someone listening before we found him.”

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    oneninetysix2zero

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    Well sCeptics,
    It is that time again where I must say farewell. CCD is your site again. Amber is free to make up her own facts, JayPee can continue to lie without challenge and the others can enjoy their absurd conspiracy theories in peace.
    Please play nice and I will see you all again.
    Love,
    Drewski

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