Ice Now Melts At Minus Ten Degrees
Temperatures around the Arctic “ice cap” are well below freezing, and new ice is forming very quickly. How is the ice melting at -10C?
Idiotic comments about Arctic melt are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how sea ice works. Arctic ice comes and goes every year. All of the ice melts sooner or later, and gets replaced by new ice. That is why the ice is never much more than five years old.
From 1988 to 1996, most of the old, thick ice blew out into the North Atlantic and melted. This set the stage for the decline in average extent over the last fifteen years, which has become a religious icon for the terminally dense. If winter weather patterns become conducive to retaining sea ice, then we will likely see an increase in average extent.