The Arctic is on thin ice.”

Such is the cry of global warming apocalyptics who like to broadcast claims of doom-and-gloom surrounding the melting of the polar ice cap at the North Pole.

Unfortunately for team warming, their ice narrative doesn’t hold up under scrutiny.

Global warming campaigners love to talk about ice and weather.

They do this to cover for the fact that the climate computer simulations, upon which the entire climate scare depends, consistently project a warmer world than observations show. They never get to say, “temperatures are as we told you they would be.”

Unfortunately for team warming their ice narrative doesn’t hold up either. Antarctic ice has been reaching record extents in recent years. North pole ice thinned, but then recovered.

Marc Morano posted a report at CFACT’s Climate Depot.

“The narrative from activist ice watchers is along these lines:  2017 minimum is not especially low, but it is very thin. They are basing that notion on PIOMAS, a model-based estimate of ice volumes, combining extents with estimated thickness.  That technology is not mature, and in any case refers to the satellite era baseline, which began in 1979.

The formation of ice this year does not appear thin, since it is concentrated in the central Arctic.  For example, Consider how Laptev and East Siberian seas together added 180k km2 in the just the last ten days.”

Whether there is more or less ice one year to the next is irrelevant to understanding the climate.

All of the temperature data sets, even those upon which climate campaigners appear to have put their thumbs on the scale, record very small temperature fluctuations. There has not been enough temperature change under anyone’s measurement to cause major changes to the conditions we experience today.

Bottom line: It’s time to chill out about fears concerning melting Arctic ice.


  • Craig Rucker

    Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.