In mid April we went back below the 10 mark, by averaging lower than 10 million km² sea ice extent. The worm has turned, and explicitly suggested in a dotted way below, is the possibility of 2nd lowest or even a new record low for the full calendar year.
Q: Where’s the data source for this plot? A: Here: https://ads.nipr.ac.jp/vishop/#/extent Q: How can anyone make an annual average graph? A: Easy. Use a computer. Add all the ice for the latest 365 days, divide by that number of days. Q: Why would I even do that? A: Let’s say you want to know how much ice we have in 2019 compared to other years.
Covering climate & sea ice collapse every single day for a 1000 days may seem somewhat strange, or manic or obsessive, to some. But if there is a significant chance that 7 Billion people will die — leaving only One Billion humans by the time those 7 Billions are offed — because of this, don’t you think that merits a 1000 days of close coverage?
If you do the absurd numbers of losing 7 Billion humans by the end of the next decade — that’s 7 Billion excess deaths by the end of 2029 — which is not unlikely when we lose global civilisation because of our collective brain damage, your thoughts will undoubtedly go to the Holocaust of 6 million people during the 2nd World War.
Now, what if your calculator told you that 6 million people would be killed every 3 days?
Another WW2 Holocaust every 3 days would of course “only” be the average kill rate, as spread out over a decade. The actual kill rate per day will be WAY higher. Many orders of magnitude higher.
So, if nothing else, I hope you sort of will be able to begin to understand why I and many other people are so worked up about the ice, and why I’ve chosen to cover it every day for a thousand days. It’s the biggest story in all of human history, and likely in all of planetary history, as these global civilisation collapses do not happen every day on a planet. The brutal Holocaust of 6 million humans every 3 days, not to mention the die–off of every other species of plant & animal, is kind of a big deal, and we need to give it some ink.
Now there’s only 250 days left of those 1000 days. Time flies!
Arctic sea ice volume meltdown has come 2% of the way from Winter Maximum to a Blue Ocean Event per May 1st. The lowest volume year ever, 2017, by the same date, was at 0%.
Q: Where’s the data source for this plot? A: Here: http://psc.apl.uw.edu/research/projects/arctic-sea-ice-volume-anomaly/data/ Q: How can anyone know if there is a Blue Ocean Event? A: Easy. Use a computer. If you have less than 1000 km³ sea ice volume in the Arctic, then you have a Blue Ocean Event. Q: Why would I even do that? A: Let’s say you want to know when the Arctic Ocean goes ice–free. Basing this on satellite measurements instead of gut feeling makes your conversations more interesting.