Another mainstream media muck-up
A photograph of the Arctic ice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ice in the Arctic has shrunk to its lowest level on record, scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center announced Monday, smashing a mark set in 2007. The ice typically doesn't reach its smallest point until September, so more melting is likely in the weeks ahead.
The data center reported Monday that the extent of Arctic sea ice shrank to 1.58 million square miles on Sunday. That breaks the old record of 1.61 million square miles from 2007. Figures are based on satellite records dating back to 1979.
And the truth:
Turquoise represents ice present in 2012 which wasn’t present at the 2007 minimum. Red shows the opposite. There is 28% more ice than there was at the 2007 minimum.
Passive microwave measurements are missing vast areas of ice, because an early winter storm broke the ice up into chunks which the satellites are unable to detect. Alarmists are going hysterical, based on garbage data.