BBC: Arctic sea ice volume holds up in 2014
By Jonathan Amos
Science correspondent, BBC News, San Francisco
Arctic sea ice may be more resilient than many observers recognise.
While global warming seems to have set the polar north on a path to floe-free summers, the latest data from Europe's Cryosat mission suggests it may take a while yet to reach those conditions.
The spacecraft observed 7,500 cu km of ice cover in October when the Arctic traditionally starts its post-summer freeze-up.
This was only slightly down on 2013 when 8,800 cu km were recorded.
Two cool summers in a row have now allowed the pack to increase and then hold on to a good deal of its volume.
And while the ice is still much reduced compared with the 20,000 cu km that used to stick around in the Octobers of the early 1980s, there is no evidence to indicate a collapse is imminent.IOW: ALL THE HYSTERICAL PROCLAMATIONS THAT THE ARCTIC WAS ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR WERE TOTALLY WRONG.
AS IS ALL CO2PHOBIC, CLIMATE ALARMISM.
MEANWHILE, LAST WEEK THE UN'S CLIMATE ALARMISTS HAD MANY NATIONS SIGN CO2PHOBIC PROMISSORY NOTES TO REDUCE CO2.
A TOTALLY IDIOTIC ACT THAT WILL - IF EVER CARRIED OUT - DO NOTHING FOR THE GLOBAL CLIMATE.
BUT IT WILL RETARD ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE THIRD WORLD AND THEREBY HARM A BILLION POOR PEOPLE.
MAN-MADE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE THIRD BIGGEST AND MOT HARMFUL HOAX EVER PERPETRATED UPON THE HUMAN RACE - AFTER SOCIALISM AND ISLAMISM.