Met Office: Hey, Did We Mention That One Year Of Arctic Cooling Isn’t Significant?

by William Teach | September 13, 2013 8:59 am

You really do have to love Warmists. When one little weather event occurs, they hyperventilate and claim that this is proof, PROOOOOOOOOOOOF!!!!!!! that Someone Else driving a fossil fueled vehicle and flushing their toilet too much caused it. When things do not work out, their first step is to say “meh”

(Met Office[1])Arctic summer sea ice extent has a lot of year to year variability because it can be heavily influenced by weather patterns:

– temperatures naturally vary from one year to the next;
– the amount of cloud can affect the amount of surface melting;
– summer storms can also break up ice, which can accelerate the melting process;
– settled conditions can be more conducive to ice forming;
– winds may act to spread out the ice or push it together.

Due to this high degree of variability, it’s important to look past short term fluctuations in sea ice extent and look at the longer records.

Hmm, so nature can affect being colder, but not being warmer?

The seasonal minimum (September) ice extent has declined at the faster rate of 11% per decade, and this rate of decline has accelerated in the past 15 years.

Since there’s been a pause in warming for over 15 years, might there be something else at play?

So all the evidence suggests the long-term decline of Arctic sea ice continues.

2013 was supposed to be the year the Arctic was ice free. Warmists prognostication and “computer models” stated that this huge growth couldn’t happen. Step two will be to provide talking points stating that this is Arctic rebound[2] was completely within what they predicted

“We know sea ice extent is going to vary from year to year due to weather conditions and that’s not at all inconsistent with the overall decline in extent. You wouldn’t expect to see records broken year after year, so this ‘recovery’ is not unexpected.

Step three will be to Blame Mankind when the ice continues to grow.

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