The temperature at the North Pole was 1degC(thawing) at the end of 2015, when the NP was in the dark for 3+ months.brian_g wrote:
It's winter and there's snow. There is no global warming in the Northern hemisphere.
There is no global warming in the Northern hemisphere.
If there is, it's taken an early pre winter vacation.
brian_g's words fit well with his math errors of 1 million, 1000 & 3000 times & his sub-5th grade comprehension of his hi skule DEE-plooomaa.
Deniers don't look where science evidence would destroy their carefully planned politicking.
Despite the solar TSI being at a 100 record low for 3+years & below normal for years before that, arctic sea ice has lagged considerably behind the earliest accurate sea ice area measurements. Strong indications are that the lagging area measurements also include ever thinning thicknesses of sea ice.
Average Arctic sea ice VOLUME for June 1, for the period 1980-89, was ~ 29,500 cubic kilometers. Present June 1, 2016 sea ice VOLUME is ~19,150 cubic kilometers, 10,350 cubic kilometers less than the 1980-89 period for June 1. The excess AGW infra-red energy absorbed by 10,350 cubic kilometers of ice to melt it, is ~ 32 times the yearly U.S. energy consumption.
With the sun ever higher in the northern hemisphere sky for the year(half arcdeg from most northern position), the present large Arctic sea ice losses are leading to large quantities of AGW generated solar energy absorption by large surface areas of clear Arctic waters,(1.97 million KM2 more, as compared to 1980's--Alaska plus almost Wyoming-sized). As stated often, wherever there are downwellings, excess AGW solar energy is being submerged & taken to continental shelves & even possibly to Arctic Ocean depths, north of Svalbard, for long term energy storage. Even solar energy falling on thin ices can be absorbed by Arctic waters. These large storages in May (now June) are all out of whack with past energy distributions, now occurring both in 2015 AND 2016. Recently, temperatures in the High Arctic have been above average for 160(?) straight days, now above the 140 straight day period two+ years ago, that was also above average High Arctic temperatures. For 100 days High Arctic temperature was AT LEAST 3degC above average to date, 5-6degC above average on average, & hit highs 12+degC over average.