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Saturday, September 21, 2013

2013 Arctic sea ice extent minimum 50% more than 2012. Antarctic sea ice Sept. 2013 tied with 2012 for record high-BBC

9/20/13, "Arctic sea ice reaches seasonal low," BBC

"Sea-ice extent in the Arctic appears to have arrived at its yearly minimum, scientists report. The US National Snow and Ice Data Center says this summer's marine floes were reduced in cover to 5.10 million sq km (1.97 million sq mi). This low was reached on 13 September.

It represents almost 50% more ice than the spectacular satellite-era record-minimum achieved this time last year- when floes were reduced to just 3.41 million sq km (1.32 million sq mi)."...

[Ed. note: How long has the "satellite era" been? Below it says "space-based observations" began in 1979. Fairly recent. No matter. All climate "records" are "spectacular" proof that US taxpayers must pay billions.]

(continuing): "The NSIDC describes this summer's cover as a "temporary reprieve"."...

[Ed. note: How do they know it's "temporary?" Because there can be no interruption in confiscating US taxpayer dollars.]

(continuing): "Steadily warming conditions in the far north have seen the annual mean ice extent since 1979 - the beginning of continuous space-based observations - fall by about 4% per decade."...

[Ed. note: "Per decade?" What if the decade started in 1974 instead of 1979? Five years can make a big difference in short time spans. What years start and end each "decade?" When they say "per decade" they're only talking about 3 decades so 3+ numbers. All that matters is US taxpayers must pay billions and sign a "climate" treaty.]

(continuing): "This year represents the sixth smallest cover recorded by the satellites. It is close in size to that seen in September 2009.

Dr Julienne Stroeve, a NSIDC research scientist, said the larger extent this year compared with 2012 was evidence of the natural variability in the Arctic system.

"This year, we've had pretty cold conditions in the Arctic compared to the last few summers," she told BBC News....

In the Antarctic, winter sea ice reached its maximum extent on 18 September, NSIDC data shows.

The coverage was a tie with last year's record high of 19.45 million sq km (7.51 million sq mi)."...


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