Over the past eight days, Arctic sea ice melt has been the slowest on record. Antarctic sea ice extent is fifth highest on record for the date.

OSI-420 | osisaf.metsis.met.no

ftp://osisaf.met.no/prod_test/ice/index/v2p1/nh/osisaf_nh_sie_daily.txt

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The extent of sea ice on earth today is higher than 1990, when the first IPCC report was released.

In 2009, experts said all of the multi-year Arctic sea ice was gone.

Multiyear Arctic ice is effectively gone: expert | Reuters

But there has been a significant expansion of thick ice over the past 13 years.

DMI Modelled ice thickness

via Real Climate Science

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August 21, 2021 by tonyheller