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Remember those puddles at the North Pole that at first everyone said were not important, then when someone realized that they were only puddles so a new meme formed and everyone said they are not important? They’re important. From the abstract of a new study, just out: The surface albedo of the Arctic sea-ice zone…

Since 2001 the amount of Arctic Sea ice that has melted during the summer has generally increased. There may have been a long term trend in melting of ice in the northern hemisphere generally, including mountain glaciers, the Greenland glaciers, and seasonally, Arctic Sea Ice. But the seasonal melting of Arctic Sea ice seems to…

Arctic Sea Ice Update

Time to start watching the Arctic Sea Ice breakup. This happens every year, but as you know, the total amount of ice left each summer has been reducing, and the “old ice” which forms a basis for the arctic ice refreeze is disappearing. The result of this change in arctic ice patterns has been a…

It is important to get this right. There is something interesting happening in the Arctic right now, and some people are pointing to it and jumping up and down and yelling about how it is a major climate change event. But it may very well not be. Or it could be. The thing that is…

Here’s a graph showing the extent of arctic sea ice as measured directly and indirectly for the last several hundred years: This graphic is from Skeptical Science, where you can also download a higher res version and learn more about the background for these data. Also, on that page is a link to a large…

A New Climate State: Arctic Sea Ice 2012

A new video from Yale: