By Paul Homewood
Arctic sea ice extent hit its annual minimum on 16th September this year, at 4.65 million sq km, according to NSIDC. This is virtually the same as last year, and you have to go back to 2014 to find a greater extent, and
there is considerably more ice around this year than in 2007 and 2008.
There was a climate shift in the Arctic in 2007, when warm Atlantic waters entered the Arctic basin and ocean currents pushed a lot of the thicker multi-year ice out through the Fram Strait, which lies between Greenland and Svalbard, into the open Atlantic Ocean, where unsurprisingly it melted.
Since 2007, much of the ice has consequently been thinner, new ice, which naturally tends to melt away in summer.
Climate scientists with an agenda to peddle jumped on the bandwagon then, and predicted that the ice would just carry on melting. However, they ignored the lesson of history.
The Atlantic Ocean regularly goes through such cyclical events, with cold and warm phases lasting about 50 to 60 years. The cycle is called the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, or AMO, and it is known to have been occurring for at least the last thousand years.
Back in the 1970s, climate scientists were extremely concerned about the growth in sea ice in the Arctic, which occurred during the cold phase of the AMO. The leading climatologist of his day HH Lamb wrote in 1982:
“a greatly increased flow of the cold East Greenland Current has in several years (especially 1968 and 1969, but also 1965, 1975 and 1979) brought more Arctic sea ice to the coasts of Iceland than for fifty years. In April-May 1968 and 1969, the island was half surrounded by ice, as had not occurred since 1888. “
Satellite monitoring of Arctic sea ice only began in 1979, at the depth of the cold period. Unsurprisingly, the climate mafia always use this period as the baseline, pretending it used to be the “norm”. That way they can attempt to fool the public that the warming in the Arctic and loss of ice since then is due to man-made global warming.
What is astonishing however is that these buffoons are still in a job and living off the taxpayer.
In any other field of science, to be so consistently wrong for so long would have quickly led to a well-earned oblivion.
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September 27, 2022