No global warming in the Arctic.
“This is unusual,” says reader J.H. Walker. “Is the NH melt season finishing?”
This graph from the Danish Meteorlogical Institute shows Arctic temperatures.
The horizontal blue line marks the freezing point. (32F, or 0C).
The green line shows the mean temperature from 1958 to 2002.
The red line shows where we are today, 16 July 2018.
Yes, it was hotter than average during the first part of the year. However, if the present trend keeps on, Arctic temperature will drop below the freezing mark much earlier than usual.
Thanks to J.H. Walker for this link