Sunday, June 2, 2013
Arctic sea ice continues to expand, silently
INTERESTING THAT THE FINANCIAL POST WOULD OFFER THIS CONTENT
There is now more ice in the Arctic for this time of year than in recent years, says the Danish Meteorological Institute’s Centre for Ocean and Ice, which shows 2013 topping every year since 2005. See it here.
Not only do current ice levels exceed those of recent years, says data from the International Arctic Research Center and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Center, but the Arctic is today more ice-bound than it’s been, on average, over the last two decades. See it here.
That’s nothing, says data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, an American organization assisted by NASA. The Arctic now has more ice — 269 million square kilometres more – than in 1995. See it here.
Will the Arctic ice expand or contract in future? I’ll keep you posted periodically should it continue to expand relative to recent years. If it contracts, I won’t need to let you know – you’ll hear about it in the nightly news and all the morning papers.