Wednesday June 19th saw some pretty tropical beach weather in the Arctic near the Lena River Delta in Siberia. With sea ice and polar bears still in the Laptev, and the area above the Arctic Circle, the Arctic Tree Line and the 10°C Isotherm.
The Year–To–Date average extent is now 3rd lowest for sea ice in the Arctic. And all 5 lowest years are also the 5 latest years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019. Next target is 2016.
The Year–To–Date average volume is still 5th lowest for sea ice in the Arctic. Next target is 2016.
Yesterday daily Arctic sea ice volume was already lower than on September 20th, 1979, with almost 100 melt days to go to that date. 2019 Melt Season average is 2nd lowest. Ten–Year Trend though, is still very stubborn.
Meteorologist Nick Humphrey talks about the Climate Tipping Point in the 1980s. The point of no return, after which we cannot return. Interviewed by Kevin Hester & Guy McPherson. Nobody knows how longRustling leaves unrhymeLullaby breeze unsungBabel of dreams Unwinds in memory As bad as bad becomesIt’s not a part of youAnd love is only sleepingWrapped in …
Still early days for this plot, but it shows the chance increasing as we get into peak melt. And you know the drill by now: This auto–generated plot will update daily and be posted here regularly.
The 365–day running average for sea ice extent is now lower than 9.98 million km² and dropping by about 9 thousand km² per month. The prognosis suggests 2019 may go lowest on record for all–year average.
In the Arctic, the sea ice volume 10-yr average reached a new record low this week due to climate change. The new milestone was 14.2 thousand km³.
Tuesday June 11th saw another case of tropical beach weather on ice in the Arctic for Kuujjuaq, Ungava Bay, Canada. With sea ice still in the Bay, and polar bears roaming the beaches, it’s Arctic, North of the Arctic Tree Line and the 10°C Isotherm, though South of the Arctic Circle.
The 365–day running average for sea ice volume is now lower than 14.05 thousand km³ and dropping by about 60 km³ per month. The prognosis suggests 2019 may go 2nd lowest on record for all–year average.