Sea ice extent in Antarctica greater now than in 1980

Also larger concentration of sea ice than in 1980.

Larger concentration of sea ice in Antarctica in Jun 2020 than Jun 1980

Sea ice extent now is 700,000 sq km (270,272 sq miles) greater than in 1980.

In case you’re having a hard time reading the numbers, here they are:

Sea ice extent in June 2020 = 13.2 million sq km
Sea ice extent in June 1980 = 12.5 million sq km

Sea ice concentration in June 2020 = 10.6 million sq km
Sea ice concentration in June 1980 = 9.6 million sq km

That’s enough extra ice to entirely cover Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, South Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and all six New England states. Oh, and throw in Washington, D.C. for good measure. (Which might be a good idea.)

Do you think the mainstream media will give you even a hint of this?

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this image

22 thoughts on “Sea ice extent in Antarctica greater now than in 1980”

  1. Dear Robert,
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  2. Ah, but the arctic is less, and that is all that matters, is it not?

    What is the total sea ice volume vs 1980?

    • Rhys, Russia isn’t building 11 more icebreakers including massive ones because the ice in the Arctic is going away. Wake up and smell the roses.

    • Hi Rhys,
      1980 lies at the end-point of a well-known 30-year global cooling period which ran from about the mid-1940s to the mid-1970s.
      During those three decades, some 20% of all the manmade CO2 ever produced (up to date), was emitted into the atmosphere.
      Warming alarmists who maintain CO2 is the principal climate driver cannot reconcile the emission of nearly 100 gigatonnes of manmade CO2 coinciding with a corresponding period of cooling.

      According to Alekseev et al. 2016 (and as you might expect after that 30 years of cooling) there was actually more Arctic sea ice in 1980 than at ANY other time during the 20th century.
      So using that particular date as a starting point is useful if your aim is to accentuate the appearance of recent warming.

      In any event, the Arctic ice cap is an intermittent feature. It comes and goes over millennia, and even over decades.
      American nuclear submarines surfaced at an almost ice-free North Pole in 1959 and 1962. And yet by the 1999, the same region was an almost impenetrable field of sea ice.
      Research into beach ridges on the northern coastline of Greenland show that 6000-7000 years ago the Arctic Ocean must have been periodically ice free all the way to the north pole for long periods of time.
      But let’s not forget, there was no human-produced CO2 6000-7000 years ago.

      Interestingly, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute, from 2006 to 2019 Arctic sea ice volume remained essentially constant (in fact a very slight rise may have occurred).
      Once again, during this 13-year period around 20% of all the CO2 ever produced by humans was emitted into the atmosphere – and yet it had no effect on the Arctic ice cap.

      So the volume of Arctic sea ice is irrelevant as far as human-induced ‘climate change’ is concerned. It comes and goes irrespective of our CO2 emissions. It’s clearly a natural variation.

      Antarctic ice data is more difficult to track down but it’s understood that southern hemisphere sea ice increased strongly in the 40 years up to 2014, when it suddenly and inexplicably declined. (During that 40 years about 60% of all the CO2 ever produced by humans was emitted into the air. Yet the Antarctic sea ice grew.)
      But in attempting to explain that sudden reduction in sea ice in recent years, it should be remembered that Western Antartica and the West Antarctic Peninsula were only very recently discovered to be the home of the largest volcanic province on Earth.
      In 2017 University of Edinburgh scientists identified 138 volcanoes, some as tall as 3,800 metres, buried under the ice.
      An increase in activity in this enormous volcanic province would doubtless be a significant factor affecting water temperature and sea ice.

      So Rhys, this is why I and so many like me think it’s important that we set aside human CO2 from time to time and take a good look at the bigger picture. Solar cycles, ocean currents, and volcanic heat are affecting Earth’s energy balance all the time, and always have.
      Human influence, by comparison, is trivial and difficult even to detect.
      None of the apocalyptic predictions of climate alarmism have eventuated. Not one.
      The much-vaunted climate emergency therefore has no basis in science.

    • I wondered the same thing, it’s vertical between the image and temp. The national snow and ice data centre, university of colarado baulder.

  3. The artic has a warming anomaly due to the meridional jet stream over Alaska and Siberia but the Greenland Ice sheet is still gaining mass. You can see this on NOAA’s website.

  4. The importance of this observation is that it shows futility of overall warming conception. As far as I know, cooling trend in Antarctica is long lasting.

  5. The Arctic sea ice cover seems to look healthy enough this Summer, so far, according to the daily map found to the right on the Electroverse web page.

  6. and we dont have our own icebreaker..the Aurora Australis has been flogged off or is about to be.

  7. Growing signs of the GSM! Just in the last week, extreme heat and fires in Siberia, and massive floods in many other areas. Late season, or summer snow and cold temperatures in other places. A new volcanic eruption almost every day, and a definite uptick in seismic activity! Massive crop losses and in some cases crops will not be planted or yields will be paltry, or massive swarms of locusts eating everything in sight! All happening now, while America is totally sidetracked and preoccupied by a politically motivated plague!

  8. With DC under ice, the last thing you want is an icebreaker!!! But I still want to know why we need icebreakers, whereas Russia has no warm water ports and needs them for survival. Maybe thats why they never had much of a navy in the heyday of Western expansion and domination. China could have dominated the world withits 600′ junks in 1421, but as you recall the adventurous emporor died and his son, being a Confucion, harbored the fleet upon its return. Some think Americus Vespucci was privy to the Chinese Admirals charts. …hmmm think about it!

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