Saturday, October 18, 2008

Arctic Ice - Some Good News!

Despite the oft repeated media claims that the Arctic ice is melting and we could have an ice free north Pole, there is some very good news.

Using a variety of data sources, but primarily direct observations, the ice in the Arctic is getting thicker – some projections suggest that multi-year ice (perennial ice versus annual ice) will be 200% thicker at the end of 2008 than it was at the beginning. What is more, Arctic sea ice is already 28.7% higher than this date last year.

In addition, the Antarctic is also showing thocker ice than for some time - further evidence of global cooling.

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