|Fig 1. Antarctic Record Sea Ice: Image Jo Nova|
Can it be true?
As can been seen from Figure 1, there have been daily records set for a number of days recently and have been hovering near record highs all year.
|Fig 2. Arctic Sea Ice Extent: Image DMI.|
Well, no, as you can see from Figure 2.
As Pierre Gosselin points out on his excellent blog, NoTricksZone:
The chart shows this year’s current sea ice at about 5.2 million sq. km. Last year it was about 3.5 million sq. km. That’s an increase of almost 50%!See also the following confirming links:
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/antarctic.sea.ice.interactive.html (Figure 3)
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/arctic.sea.ice.interactive.html (Figure 4.)
Will these be reported in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's forthcoming Fifth Assessment report? Will the MSM be shouting "Hooray! All is good!"