Stable Arctic Ice Levels Cast Doubt on Climate Change Alarmism

Arctic ice levels consistent for the last decade.

QUICK FACTS:
  • The extent of summer sea ice in the Arctic has surprised experts who had previously believed that such levels would not be possible.
  • Ice coverage for July and August has remained at the ten-year average of 2010–20, which is in contradiction to some politicians’ predictions that the Arctic would be ice-free by now.
  • This is also in sharp contrast to the prevalent climate narrative, which foresees a decline in the amount of Arctic summer ice.
  • But experts say now that it’s reasonable to conclude that the summer of 2022 saw more ice than the ten-year average because the seasonal Arctic melt is now officially over.
  • Sea ice levels were significantly higher than the previous few years and above the ten-year average on the majority of days in July and August.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR A STABLE CLIMATE:
  • A graph from the Japanese National Institute of Polar Research shows the ten-year average and the levels of the previous few years, including 2012, when the ice had reached its lowest of the monitored period.
  • A model from the Danish Meteorological Institute indicates that the Arctic sea ice is thought to be much greater than in the past five years.
  • Arctic summer temperatures have remained within levels measured for a 44-year average taken between 1958-2002, with no clear indication of warming.
BACKGROUND:
  • Currently, the cost of electricity is rising quickly in Europe, and there is a natural gas shortage in the same region.
  • Governments in Europe have become overtaken with messaging in favor of solar and wind energy which has limited citizens’ access to cheap fossil fuels.
  • This obsession has resulted in high energy prices across the board and China has been found to be scrambling to avoid blackouts.
  • If political leaders had not been propagating the storyline of a climate change emergency, questions remain whether it’s possible these energy crises could have been prevented.