Arctic ice cap covers 656,000 sq miles MORE than 2 years ago

Daily Mail trashes Al Gore’s prediction that the Arctic would be ICE-FREE by now.

Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7 million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now,” reads the headline.

“The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff. It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now,” said Al Gore in 2007 as he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaign to fight so-called “global warming”.

But far from melting away, the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in a row – with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63 per cent since 2012.

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Arctic Sea Ice Extent – 30 Aug 2012

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Arctic Sea Ice Extent – 30 Aug 2014

Satellite readings by the US National Snow and Ice Data Center, which is co-funded by NASA, reveal that the area of the Arctic Ocean with at least 15 per cent ice cover is 5.62 million square kilometers.

Figures from the Danish Meteorological Institute suggest that the growth has been even more dramatic. Using a different measure, the area with at least 30 per cent ice cover, these reveal a 63 per cent rise – from 2.7 million to 4.4 million square kilometers.

“Those who just a few years ago were warning of ice-free summers by 2014 included US Secretary of State John Kerry, who made the same bogus prediction in 2009.”

Mr Gore’s office yesterday failed to respond to a request for comment.

For those who are metrically challenged, 1.7 million square kilometers is 656,000 square miles.

That is a HUGE amount of ice!

That amount of ice would totally cover all of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and just for good measure, toss in 45 Washington, D.C.s.

Almost the entire eastern one-third of the contiguous United States would be buried beneath the ice

And remember, this isn’t the total amount of ice in the Arctic. This is just the INCREASE from two years ago.

Note: The above satellite images came from the University of Illinois’s Cryosphere project.

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Thanks to Dean Koehler, Bill Sellers, Gordon Broussard, Roy Harvey, Jeff Rense, Charles Opalek, Scott Bellew Sonya Porter, Jack Hydrazine, Jason Cragg, Benjamin Napier and Keith Phillips for this link


25 thoughts on “Arctic ice cap covers 656,000 sq miles MORE than 2 years ago”

  1. I read the whole article. At the end is the statement, “However, the main international bear science body, the Polar Bear Specialist Group, admits it has no reliable data from almost half of the Arctic, so cannot say whether numbers are falling or rising.” At the risk of being labeled a “doubter” might I ask how PBSG came to justify their original conclusion that the bears are in decline since they now admit they lack data from “almost half the Arctic?” ORRRR, Did they never have it to begin with, just lose it, not get updated data, smooth the curves or make it up?

    • A combination of no real data and making up stuff as they went along.
      It’s just like the old story of the marketing department inventing their own “True B.S.”

    • Jim, I read the entire article too, and I am amazed at how reluctant these professionals are to accept this new information. You think they’re afraid to lose their jobs?

      And in the same article they stated the polar bear decline was a result of computer modelling, projected from 900 to less than 700 in 7 years. It ended up being wrong – an increase occurred instead.

      So we go back to Garbage in, Garbage out. May as well have used a magic 8 ball.

      • “So we go back to Garbage in, Garbage out. May as well have used a magic 8 ball.”

        Or Data In, Garbage Out >> Feeds >> Garbage In, Even better Garbage Out >> Feeds >> Even Better Garbage In, Global Warming Data Out.

        The process of massaging, ‘extrapolating’, losing, ‘averaging’, inventing data takes many steps in a suitable computer model. The most essential step being the losing of the original datasets.

  2. I’m lovin’ it… …this is another nail in the coffin for the warmist propaganda about “The Northwest Passage”. That “passage” on our Canadian side is 100% solid ice. The current satellite image suggests maybe a tiny little passage on the Russian side, but it must be choked with icebergs.

    Bottom line: The shipping giants already ruled out NW Passage shipping some time ago (cool pic here):

    • I can see him doing a pro-football player special bashing people out of the way as he runs past with it “NO! it’s MINE!!!”

  3. In Komi, Russia, the first snowfall is expected. “In the middle of the week in northern Komi first snowfall. In September, the weather begins to readjust to the fall fashion, and in the middle of the week in the extreme northern areas already begin to appear the first snow. (…)In the second half of the week active cyclone again the weather turned bad, it will bring rain to the far north with snow and a cold snap, most noticeable in the northern areas. Daytime temperatures will not exceed 7 … + 12C at night in the northern regions of the thermometer will drop to -3 …- 5C, in the southern regions the temperature is close to the 0 mark.
    Stay for the winter: this week in the Komi snow falls. In the middle of the week in the extreme northern regions of their first snowfall.

  4. The growing polar ice cap expansion seems to be taking place to the west above Alaska (not east or related to Iceland). Is this related to the recent movement of the Earth’s magnetic North Pole now heading west towards Fairbanks? Archeology & Geology Research from the early 1900s shows all four major Ice Ages occurred with the magnetic North Pole located longitudinally above Fairbanks and not Churchill, Canada. This harbinger could suggest that as the pole moves, it changes the tilt of the Earth. Combine this with the current orbit phase and solar proximities, the impacts on the polar ice cap could be dramatic …could it be, The Ice Age Cometh.

    The changing stresses from new western polar ice development could create dynamic pressures on the planet which might explain why Iceland is experiencing tectonic repercussions.

    • Actually I think I can explain that one…the Pacific Decadal Oscillation in the Northern Pacific has flipped into the normal 25 year cold cycle (pretty much Pacific Ocean is cooling) its counterpart in the Atlantic the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation has been switching back and forth between warm and cold (notice less hurricanes in the Atlantic)…since the Atlantic has more exposure to the Arctic Basin and it has not yet moved fully into its cold cycle the arctic ice is a little lopsided…don’t fear though when the AMO finally flips temps will crash in the Northern Hemisphere and ice will expand eastward lol

  5. Maybe Al should actually go outside (the Arctic/Antarctic perhaps?) instead of having his head stuck in a computer reading bogus computer predictions while sitting in his mansion all day. He might actually see that things in a virtual reality(computer) are not the same in real reality. And then maybe he’ll have an epiphany that the only hot air (CO2) that is warming the planet is coming from his own breath that is blowing back in his face. ☺

  6. I followed DonB’s link to the Polar Bear Science blog and found a post from today titled: “Has the tide turned on polar bears as icons of global warming?” In it, a link to a video from the CBC called “The Politics of Polar Bears: Tracking the Celebrity Bear.”
    I haven’t watched the video but, according to the blog, it actually questioned the claim that polar bears are in decline due to “global warming”.

    Video link through:

    or direct at:

    Hope it works outside of Canada.

  7. This doesn’t surprise me at all. When I looked at the ice thickness data at WUWT in late spring/early summer, it was obvious that more was going to survive short of a very strange turn of events.

  8. I still have to smile when I reed something like we have only a small part or the data is not complete.

    In 2012 they didn’t mansion that, no that data was robust. But now it do-sent fit there agenda and there is something wrong whit the data?

    Same story whit America in 2012 when it was hot M.E. Mann told that it was 2% of the world and that was very danger’s. In winter when the cold came in the same Mann claimed that it was only 2% of the world and totally meaningless.

  9. Very stunning! This means we’re going to experience much colder falls and winters as arctic air is now less modified as it crosses over the newly formed ice and snow fields as they continue to grow. So much for all those naysayers!!!
    Better have those long johns and jackets ready.

  10. The hard-core global climate change enthusiasts in western Colorado simply say they “do not want to hear any “biased” comment and simply shy away (in terror)from the horror of FACTS. We have been experiencing the signs of an early fall since the middle of July…..similar to 2013. Another early fall and harder winter seem to be approaching.

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