Arctic ice minimum: 1.97 million sq. miles vs. Al Gore prediction of ice-free 2013

The CBC reports:

The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level, but that is much higher than last year’s record low.

The ice cap at the North Pole melts in the summer and grows in winter; its general shrinking trend is a sign of global warming. The National Snow and Ice Data Center said Friday that Arctic ice was at 1.97 million square miles (5.1 million sq. kilometers) when it stopped melting late last week.

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3 thoughts on “Arctic ice minimum: 1.97 million sq. miles vs. Al Gore prediction of ice-free 2013”

  1. Last time I looked at the JAXA (Japanese agency) chart, the extents were within the 2-sigma bands of the 1979-2000 average. That is a hell of a recovery. Let’s hope it holds through next year, then see what the warmists say.

  2. 2013 was the sixth lowest ice cover on record, talk of a recovery, it is not much above last year’s record low if you look at the charts since we have satellites, about 1979. It’s shrinking, and fast, if not as fast as Professor Wieslaw Maslowski (not Al Gore) predicted in 2007.

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