So as I warned about some weeks ago, almost all of the record lows are already broken in the arctic sea ice front. Neven seems to have the best discussions going, but he is on holiday for the next couple of weeks. You can see almost all (all?) of the scientific surveys of the various ice metrics in this single page jam packed with graphs here. It’s a fantastic resource with links to all the original data sources. I found it at Neven’s, not sure if he created it but many thanks are owed to whomever it was.
And we still have as much as 4 weeks of likely declines remaining! A truly stunning occurrence and something no model out there comes close to explaining, much less predicting.
Meanwhile, in a hilarious grasping at straws attempt at distraction, Anthony Watts points us at the South Pole with an explanation for the observed warming of the Antarctic Peninsula. WAIT! DON’T CLICK THAT LINK!! Not until you have swallowed your coffee at least, because I kid you not, he is telling his ditto-heads that rapid warming on the Antarctic Peninsula is a result of…not anthropogenic CO2, not sunspots, not natural cycles, but urban heat island effects!
I could not have made this sh*t up, bless his black heart.