Saturday, September 18, 2010

Arctic Ice Fake-out

Everyone thought that Arctic sea-ice extent had bottomed out on Sept 10th, because it increased for a few days after that, but then it started to decrease again -- and is still decreasing. It's not going to threaten 2007's record low, but it still might come in 2nd place. In any case, it's fun to watch it defy simple expectations.


William M. Connolley said...

Yes, people are too quick to jump on these things. anyway, I prefer September average and I'm still waiting until the end of the month.

Steve Bloom said...

The important point is that its ending up thinner and more vulnerable than ever.