32 Responses to This just in: Great Ice Age of 2008 is STILL over
This is a follow up to the Climate Progress exclusive from April, “The Great Ice Age of 2008 is finally over — next stop Venus!” and May. NOAA’s National Climactic Data Center reported (here):
But don’t worry deniers, you can still cling to the fact that …
“Cooler-than-average conditions occurred across … most of the northern half of the continental U.S.”
The rest of us can worry about the continued heat wave across Russia’s tundra, which is no surprise given the continued record ice loss in the Arctic (see “Breaking News — Tundra 4: Permafrost loss linked to Arctic sea ice loss“).
The year as a whole is still recovering from its cold beginning, so the January-May year-to-date period only ranked twelfth warmest. And yet, in spite of the cold beginning, Arctic ice sea is still on pace to meet or beat the 2007 record low (see here and update here).
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