Disinformers puzzled by reality, try to game prediction contest
In May, I wrote “Arctic poised to see record low sea ice volume this year.” The latest analysis from the Polar Science Center suggests that in fact we are going to break the record of “5,800 km^3 or 67% below its 1979 maximum.”
The anti-science disinformers have been insisting that the ice is getting thicker and, as recently as mid-August, asserted that we would see a ‘recovery’ in Arctic ice to 2006 levels (see “WattsUpWithThat breaks own record for fastest overturning of a prediction by reality“). Not.
That plot is sea ice area from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) tells me that “at this time of year area would be a better indicator of the health of the ice pack than the extent.” NSIDC explains the difference between extent and area here: