The Arctic ice and those in Greenland is being watched by many climate alarmists as "catastrophically melting", which will result in rising sea level, flooding of low-lying areas and islands around the world. And more drought and more rains and flood; more snow and less snow; more hurricanes and less hurricanes; more typhoons and less typhoons in the tropics, and so on.
The news report said "at least 97 ships were still waiting for help on Tuesday, down from 160 ships two days ago." Amen to claims of "ever-melting polar ice". Source of picture is The Moscow Times and posted in Steven Goddar's blog today.
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Perhaps thousands of polar bears are drowning there right now because of the lack of ice. And what do the bears eat, salmon and other fishes? Then the population of salmon should be expanding at geometric rate as their main predator are slowly being wiped out from the face of the Earth.
And here is the sea ice extent data as of 15 March 2011, also two days ago. It's around 13.5 million sq.kms. of ice up there. It should peak by next week, before the ice will start melting slowly, for its annual cycle of ice growing-melting-growing-melting. Data is from IARC-JAXA (International Arctic Research Center - Japan Aerospace Administration). This and other graphs of the Arctic and Antarctica ice are found in WUWT Sea Ice Reference Page.
What's that polar ice cycle again? Didn't we hear from Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam, IPCC, UNEP and other groups that polar ice are in dangerous, if not irreversible, melting due to man-made warming?
The same cycle of Arctic ice melt-grow is observed until today. Here's the latest chart from Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/plots/icecover/icecover_current_new.png
Arctic ice is lowest usually during mid-September and highest during March, each year. As of yesterday, it's at almost 6 million sq.kms. wide.
So whenever the climate alarmists tell us, "Arctic ice is melting at dangerous, catastrophic level", just say, "Yes, and Arctic ice will grow at non-dangerous, non-catastrophic level peaking in March" and show this and related charts.
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