Time for the sea ice and global warming modelers to discard their equations and to start all over again from scratch

Arctic Sea Ice Not Disappearing

By —— Bio and Archives--October 20, 2016

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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)

Clearly the Arctic sea ice is nowhere near a death spiral, and the polar ice has in fact defied the models and many earlier predictions that is would disappear by 2015 altogether. With all the ice still up there, it’s time for the sea ice and global warming modelers to discard their equations and to start all over again from scratch suggests Pierre Gosselin. (3)


  1. Dietrich E. Koelle, “Why hasn’t the Arctic still not disappeared despite all the announcements that it would?”,  January 5, 2016
  2. Paul Homewood,”Record Arctic sea ice growth in September,” September 25, 2016
  3. Pierre Gosselin, “Tipping points postponed again: Arctic sea ice refuses to melt…no shrinking in 10 years!”, September 6, 2016


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Jack Dini is author of Challenging Environmental Mythology.  He has also written for American Council on Science and Health, Environment & Climate News, and Hawaii Reporter.

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