More melt excitement in the arctic. An unprecedented summer cyclone in the arctic has clobbered sea ice already tracking at record daily low area (58 days in a row now) and near record daily low extent measurements. As always, the go-to place for sea ice watching and discussion is Neven’s:
Yes, the storm is weather, but it is unprecedented weather. It is hitting the ice during a pronounced, long term and accelerating downward trend. Though Wattsians will excuse any new records as the result of weather, what we are seeing is unquestionably the result of climate change.