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originally posted by: Robotswilltakeover
There seems to be a denial of the facts
"They" predicted that the arctic would be ice-free. It's not. It's gaining ice and getting colder.
None of the predictions are ever specific anyway.
Last September 21, as the Northern Hemisphere tilted away from the sun, scientists reported with unprecedented distress that the North Polar ice cap is "falling off a cliff." One study estimated that it could be completely gone during summer in less than 22 years. Another new study, to be presented by U.S. Navy researchers later this week, warns it could happen in as little as 7 years. -- Al Gore, 2007 speech
Your links are old. The Arctic is cold and ice has been growing.
"The long-term trend of the ice volume is downwards and the long-term trend of the temperatures in the Arctic is upwards and this finding doesn't give us any reason to disbelieve that - as far as we can tell it's just one anomalous year."
Temperatures were about 20 degrees below average but were some way off record lows, Roth said, adding the state was not expected to go above zero until Thursday.
Several weeks ago south Central AK had a week of sub zero cold in which record low highs were set all over the region.
summer ice is either shrinking growing or staying the same .
Arctic sea ice extent averaged for November 2015 was the sixth lowest in the satellite data record. Through 2015, the linear rate of decline for November extent is 4.7% per decade.