Sunday, November 28, 2021

Rather Than Melting, Arctic Ice Is Poised To Be Thickest In A Generation

Arctic Ice Is Poised to be Its THICKEST in a Generation

The “Arctic is screaming,” a U.S. government warming-alarmist scientist famously stated in 2010. It turns out this may be true, but what it’s saying is, “I’m freezing!”

In fact, in yet another refutation of the man-caused global-warming (AGW) narrative — and contrary to alarmist predictions — Arctic ice is poised to be its thickest in a generation.

It was in 1975 that Newsweek, reflecting contemporary reportage, ran the story “The Cooling World.” As a young child at the time, I remember the coming-ice-age warnings and, frankly, they were scary. Sure, I loved sledding and snowball fights, but the prospect of living on Snowball Earth wasn’t too appealing.

But sometime later the climate diviners transitioned to doomsayer predictions about global warming. As Electroverse wrote in May:\

Maybe you could have argued that (or anything), but it didn’t come to pass. So the goalposts had to be moved, Fauci-style, and in 2010, “Mark Sereezer [sic], the newly appointed senior scientist at the US government’s Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colo. was famously quoted as saying: ‘the Arctic is screaming,’” Electroverse also tells us.

“Geographer Serreze, who now holds the job as NSIDC director, warned that global warming will render the Arctic ice free by the summer of 2030.”

Yes, à la Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), we’re always just 12 years (or so) away from climate-induced End Times.

Except, there’s this: “This week, Arctic sea ice is approaching 10,000,000 km2 — the second highest ice extent of any of the last 15 years,” Electroverse reported just recently. “Furthermore, the years 2008 and 2005 are on course to be eclipsed in the coming days/weeks, as are many from the early-2000s and mid/late-1990s — this means that 2021 will soon claim the title of ‘the highest Arctic sea ice extent of the past two decades’ (since 2001).”

“According to the latest data from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), Arctic sea ice ‘volume’ has been on something of a tear in recent weeks — it is now tracking above all recent years (black line on the below chart), and shows no signs of abating,” the site later wrote (chart is available here).

A hat tip for the above goes to American Thinker’s Thomas Lifson. Writing Wednesday, he also pointed out that authorities in the Russian Far East have decided to dispatch two icebreakers to free ships stuck in the East Siberian Sea. This “comes as severe sea-ice conditions have taken shippers by surprise,” reports The Barents Observer. “There are now about 20 vessels that either are stuck or struggling to make it across the icy waters.”


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