Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Where's The Sea Ice Going?


Thanks to a rapid rebound in recent months, global sea ice levels now equal those seen 29 years ago, when the year 1979 also drew to a close.

Ice levels had been tracking lower throughout much of 2008, but rapidly recovered in the last quarter. In fact, the rate of increase from September onward is the fastest rate of change on record, either upwards or downwards.

The data is being reported by the University of Illinois's Arctic Climate Research Center, and is derived from satellite observations of the Northern and Southern hemisphere polar regions.

Not that such facts will affect the climate change faithful, of course.

(Hat tip to KauaiMark.)

1 comment:

ChrisA said...

Well that's easy to explain. The world economy goes into the tank, CO2 emissions decline substantially and arctic ice levels grow inversely with the decline in the CO2 with no time lag whatsoever!

The logic's so simple even a caveman could do it. Who needs all those supercomputers and climate models?