Update – Antarctic sea ice NOT at new record maximum

Earlier this week I posted and article saying that Antarctic sea ice had reached a new record maximum.

Turns out that I was mistaken. I based that assertion of a press release from NASA. However, several alert readers pointed out that the press release was issued in 2014.

One reader, Gary H., took the time to send the above graph to me. The purple line shows Antarctic ice extent in 2014, whereas the red line shows ice extent in 2019.

Mea culpa. Thanks to all of the readers who caught this.

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 336 – 2019

Thanks to Gary H. for this link


9 thoughts on “Update – Antarctic sea ice NOT at new record maximum”

  1. Me too! Sorry. But where are the facts? With National Geographic, and Scientific American articles about the race to claim the melting Arctic; and yet icebreakers are caght in ice. The fox running across the ice thats not spose to be there. sea levels falling and islands disappear? it all needs to be put in context and on a bumper sticker! I was called a denier and an a——-e for just opening Suspicious Observers to show him the lack of sunspots! The sheeple believe what they are told.

  2. The lower extent of Antarctic sea ice in recent years (2016-2019) makes sense when you allow for warmer seas caused by increased undersea vulcanism. Greenland and Ellesmere Island icecaps getting thicker in the Northern Hemisphere, and Antarctic and Patagonia glaciers getting thicker in the Southern Hemisphere, due to more snow when moisture from the warmer oceans hits the colder atmosphere.

  3. No problem Robert, it’s an easy mistake to make.

    It might be worth pointing out that in the BIG view one years worth of ice cover ain’t that bigger deal.
    The trend over 10-30 years gives better idea of what is happening, and a mix of log term climate parameter changes show better the general direction that the climate appears to have taken.
    So far (last 10 years) we’ve been heading down the cooling path. Next year is likely to be cooler yet, as the effects of the current solar minimum slowly reveal themselves. With declines in solar EM & particle emissions, solar magnetic changes, and the consequential increase in cosmic rays, and the impact these will have on the Earth atmosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere, the coming years look to be somewhat more ‘dynamic’ than what people are used to.

    So keep-up the good work Robert, showing the world the observed truth.

    • It also worth pointing out that that there looks to be a clear lag by a few years in the solar cycles on the effects on the NAO side of things as well so the hash north America winters may just be starting as we likey start to see the negative NAO blocks become stronger and more prodominent doing the next few years as we get pass the lag.

  4. That NASA thing was all over Facebook, Twitter, the whole internet like a rash. We took it at face value because it was NASA not a spiteful classmate of Greta’s saying so.
    From years ago? I just thought the official media were trying (like they always do) to put out misinformation. Never mind. Interesting article nevertheless.

  5. Thank you Robert for just being Robert. The only perfect man that ever walked the Earth is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You, Sir, have always been truthful and honest. Most of people in media cannot say that. God Bless you Robert.

  6. yah, I checked this graph too and thought I must be missing something, as it didn’t look close to a record at all!

    All good! (bet you won’t see the UN admit they have been wrong all these years!)

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