Anthony Watts reports here
on the news from the National Snow and Ice Data Center up the road in Boulder, Colorado that the melting of sea ice in the Arctic has ended (unofficially) and over the last few days ice has been forming faster than it has been melting. As you can see from the chart, the minimum is higher than last years (by about 9%) but a full third less than the average since satellites have kept their watch on the ice and snow of our fair planet. So it was less melting this time, but still a lot, at least compared to the average over a very short period of time (since 1979).
It looks like my prediction
regarding the amount of sea ice on September 21, 2008, was overgenerous, but I still have 5 days.
Labels: Global Warming