There seems no end in sight to the long-term growth of seasonal Antarctic sea ice, reports RTCC (link below). This continues to ‘baffle scientists’, to quote the usual expression.
‘Conventional’ climate theories can’t account for this phenomenon except by stretching the existing logic to the limit and beyond.
Sea ice coverage in the Antarctic continues to increase, according to data released on Thursday by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The ocean’s sea ice levels were 44.6% higher than the 1981-2010 average, breaking a previous record set in 2008 by 220,000 square miles.
The growth came in a month NOAA says was the second warmest January on record since 1880, 0.77C above the 20th century average.
NOAA says the warmest January was back in 2007, 1.84C above the average.
In contrast to Antarctica, the Arctic’s sea ice coverage was down 6.3% on the 1981-2010 average.
RTCC asked Ted Scambos, a senior research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, to explain the high Antarctic sea ice levels.
H/T Talkshop contributor Brett Keane