Sea ice is getting thinner and younger. A new NASA study combined satellite data and declassified submarine sonar records and found Arctic sea ice cover is much thinner overall. Approximately 70 percent of all Arctic sea ice is now seasonal. This ice forms in the winter and melts in the summer, instead of lasting from year to year. That’s an important change. Seasonal ice is thinner and weaker than perennial ice, which builds up and lasts for many years. For 40 years, NASA has tracked the extent of the Arctic sea ice as it reaches a minimum every September. This annual minimum has been trending lower for decades because of climate change. However, the loss of most thick perennial ice might change that trend. The thinner ice is more vulnerable to weather and wind, so the observed changes are now more variable, not just dominated by warming.

Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years
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44 thoughts on “Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years

  • October 11, 2018 at 6:34 pm
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    Stop scaring people!

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  • October 11, 2018 at 6:36 pm
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    Wow

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  • October 11, 2018 at 6:38 pm
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    Yha

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  • October 11, 2018 at 6:40 pm
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    Not long now Humans ☠️👎🏻enjoy your paper Money 💵 hope it was worth it.

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  • October 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm
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    And nobody is even bothering himself to watch this , humans are chronic earth disease which can’t be cured

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  • October 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    This is really huge problem 😥🙀

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  • October 11, 2018 at 7:26 pm
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    So this means that the sea level is dropping right? Because ice takes up more volume than water.

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  • October 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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    👽👽👽👽👽👽👽🙋

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  • October 11, 2018 at 8:37 pm
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    Something similar being done for the Antarctic?

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  • October 11, 2018 at 8:56 pm
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    Thin and young is good in almost every case but this one 😀

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  • October 11, 2018 at 9:25 pm
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    Meanwhile Antarctic ice is increasing

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  • October 11, 2018 at 9:40 pm
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    Stupid Humas Polluting Our Earth. Our Earth Is Dying Slowly….

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  • October 11, 2018 at 10:50 pm
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    New ice is always thin, duh

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  • October 11, 2018 at 11:39 pm
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    why was it thinner 65 years ago more global warming?

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  • October 12, 2018 at 1:35 am
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    I can’t fathom the Facebook jokes from wine moms that this headline will spawn.

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  • October 12, 2018 at 7:52 am
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    A study on the causes of geo-engineering would be interesting. The effects, not as interesting, but perhaps could be included.

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  • October 12, 2018 at 12:27 pm
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    FAKE NEWS!!!

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  • October 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm
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    What was the reason it was so thin 60 years ago when pollution wasn't as bad as now?

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  • October 12, 2018 at 12:39 pm
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    Sea ice thickness well within multi decadal avg . based on the data looks like less summer melt during summer 2018 months Granted there was a warm period ice melt but looks to me reversal is underway

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  • October 12, 2018 at 1:52 pm
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    Sea ice thickness and volume have been increasing for the last three years. DMI sea ice thickness gives the real data. NASA is pushing fake news to support a global warming agenda. Shame!

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  • October 12, 2018 at 2:41 pm
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    Where's the wikipedia plug for global warming?

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  • October 12, 2018 at 4:37 pm
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    What is the scariest thing about climate change (previously called global warming)??

    Rising sea levels ! bffff !

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  • October 12, 2018 at 6:04 pm
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    The Danish meteorological Institute says exactly the opposite. Sea ice is well with in natural variability and getting thicker over the past three years. NASA is lying to you.

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  • October 12, 2018 at 6:25 pm
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    nasa is lieing!!!

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  • October 12, 2018 at 7:04 pm
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    Fake News

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  • October 13, 2018 at 1:04 am
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    =}

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  • October 13, 2018 at 2:18 am
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    60 years is not even but a speck of sand on our planet, when compared to records over millions.

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  • October 13, 2018 at 7:03 pm
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    If you did YOUR homework and read some of the ICE AGE SCARE Newspaper TV HYPE HEADLINES of the 1970's, you would be struck by the 'identical phrases'used throughout.
    .
    Proposed largely by 3-4 scientists in the 1970's.((not the scientific communith))
    .
    ((( with the help of Phillips & EXXON Oil Co. money & thousands upon thousands of Press Releases promoting the obscure assertion of a new ice age / sudden cooling )))
    .
    (plus 1 book (though roundly critiqued by Mainstream Science)

    A GLOBAL COOLING !
    A NEW MINI ICE AGE !

    Oil & Coal Company PR departments were high-fiving by the end of the 70's!
    ((millions of dollars in support of a new ice age…1 million new OIL furnaces sold )))
    .
    In the 1970's and again in the late 90's and then again, in the early 2000's thousands of press releases promoting the idea about a new ICE AGE &/or a NEW WORLD COOLING, from the Fathers-of- Disinformation the COAL and OIL Monopolies Billionaires.
    .
    ( hence the identical phraseology from newspaper to radio announcer )
    .
    by the end of the 70's, Public Relations Departments OIL & Coal Energy Monopolies were high fiving one another…since they had peddled a million new OIL FURNACES
    and
    had successfully diverted politicians from dealing with the scathing Research and Warning Reports given to the presidents
    .
    Pres. EISENHOWER in 1958
    &
    Pres. JOHNSON IN 1965
    .
    …about the DANGERS of CO2 Caused GLOBAL WARMING & its changes to the climate of the entire world.
    EVEN
    NATURE'S Warnings inflicted on the world in the form:
    .
    ACID RAIN
    and
    .
    OZONE Depletion
    ((proven to be caused by Human/Industry dumping of Chemicals into the atmosphere))
    have been ignored or ridiculed by the USUAL SUSPECTS. (pro fossil fuels disinformation propaganists)
    *
    and
    then
    We have the newer nearly identical PREDICTIONS of a NEW ICE AGE in the 90's THROUGH LAST YEAR, by FAMED DENIERS of GLOBAL WARMING Dr. Roy Spencer and Dr. John Christy
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    "Global Warming will cease to exist around 2000" as the Earth returns to its cyclical fall in temps.into the next glaciation (ice age)
    .
    How's that working out for them??
    Well,
    1st
    THEY came with thousands of press releases about a GLOBAL WARMING PAUSE.
    > > > > Kinda like filling in the blanks while waiting for the ice age to start ?
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    2nd
    THEN THEY came with thousands of press releases about a GLOBAL WARMING HIATUS.
    > > > > > Kinda like filling in the blanks with NOTHING but a Name Change.
    .
    3rd
    AND THEN THEY came with thousands of press releases about a GLOBAL COOLING.

    and then
    and then
    Then they pronounce a Grand SOLAR MINIMUM was about to hit in 2007-2009…
    Look out snow in summer !
    ….except, of course, temperatures continued rising!
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    HMMMM ! Something smells rotten in Denmark.

    Roughly every two years, we’re treated to headlines repeating that 70's myth ! Earth is headed for an imminent “mini ice age.”
    It happened in 2013, 2015, and again just recently at the tail end of 2017.

    Now
    we are hearing about a NEW SOLAR MINIMUM.
    what's the old cheer?
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    " We want another one just like the other one"
    .
    A new Solar minimum is coming.
    …a new ice age,
    ….terrible cold
    …. BOOOO !

    TALK ABOUT SCARE TACTICS
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    and
    now
    these 2
    SHOW UP
    EATING
    CROW !
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    FROM
    THOSE LEADING
    CLIMATE CHANGE
    DENIERS.
    .
    " A STUNNING ADMISSION:
    .
    "The UAH’s Dr. Roy Spencer & Dr. John Christy?
    —both leading deniers?
    —Both having predicted that Global Warming would End
    around 2000 as the Earth would return to its falling temps. as we enter the next Glaciation.
    —reported just last month that the UAH data
    shows a
    “Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978 [of]
    +0.14+C
    [0.22+F] per decade.”
    .
    THAT is 1.4C per century…………….FAR HIGHER THAN ANY STATISTICAL NORM.
    In Geologic History,
    a truly rapid rise in temps, causing large specie Die Offs was 1C in 7500 years.
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    Temperatures have been increasing all along !
    1.
    NO Global Warming PAUSE ! NONE !
    2.
    NO Global WarmingHIATUS ! NONE !
    3.
    sure as hell,
    > > NO COOLING ! NONE !
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    Dr. SPENCER:
    “my UAH cohort & boss John Christy, who does the detailed matching between satellites, is pretty convinced that the RSS data is undergoing " SPURIOUS COOLING " because RSS is still using the old NOAA-15 satellite which has a decaying orbit…"
    ..
    Spencer & Christ found it " ideologically convenient " to allow the decay inaccuracies to support their previous fallacious predictions.
    .
    So
    2014 was the hottest temperatures ever recorded
    until
    2015 was the hottest temperatures ever recorded
    until
    2016 was the hottest temperatures ever recorded
    and
    2017 was the hottest 2nd to 2016 !
    ********************************
    A Maddening Corrupting Influence of Commerce & Capitalism and ANTI SCIENCE!

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  • October 14, 2018 at 8:55 am
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    This correlates with the data as predicted, right?
    It'd probably be surprising to learn how far back this prediction was made.

    Thanks for the report.

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  • October 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm
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    In Russia every years colder that last years???Is it global hot?When?

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  • October 15, 2018 at 1:58 pm
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    LOL! Show the actual ice wall 😂

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  • October 16, 2018 at 12:30 pm
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    Great news soon people can live on the north pole 🙂

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  • October 17, 2018 at 6:29 pm
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    Wait a minute. Their own chart at :52 shows that it was the thinnest in 2012 and has gotten thicker since then.

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  • October 19, 2018 at 11:32 pm
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    No worries, trump says it'll change back. (Insert vomit here).

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  • October 27, 2018 at 9:58 am
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    Enjoy the great health affects of breathing all that carbon monoxide. What silly people?

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  • October 29, 2018 at 2:14 pm
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    No technology's exist that could refreeze the arctic sea ice on the scale necessary to save us. There is no saving us . Sad but true. Time to stop repeating that old platitude.  Nothing that humans can do will stop the sea ice and glaciers from melting and the seas rising. This summer the arctic suffered an almost blue water event. Fresh water is pouring into the seas right now and perma frost are melting at a rapid rate all over the world. The release of methane that comes with permafrost and sea bed melting will accelerate warming. Located within zones that will be severely damaged by seas rising are man's greatest folly, the nuclear power plant. Fuchushima has multiple meltdowns doing it's job to help heat the planet with cores burning hotter than the sun. Releasing man made radiation in volumes that dwarf the 2500 nuclear bomb test of the 1940s,50s,60s  combined. We where exposed then and now. There are many things that could possibly happen to bring man to extinction. The fact is glacial and sea ice are rapidly melting right now. Humans are sick in ways never known before our biosphere was irreparably irradiated with man's folly. We are living in uncertain times for sure. There are things to be done now to alleviate suffering in the near future. Move away from the rising sea before you become a climate refugee. These are the things to be thought about now. There is no stopping or fixing this predicament. A mass human migration from the seaside now is the only hope. Humans changed the world for the worse now they need to change to keep from suffering from it. Food could be the next problem. might have to utilize caves and subways etc. to grow in a more controlled environment. Stop thinking about how we can fix it and start thinking about how we are going to live with it. Good Luck we might not can live with it. But what fun to try

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:17 pm
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    Let's aim for 4C increase by 2030. If we all put in the work, we can do it

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  • November 1, 2018 at 9:51 am
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    Yes, humans your time has come: greed, war, discrimination, hate, pollution will soon end. By the way, warming up the planet is one problem, BUT rotation and axis will change and will have far more impact. I knew this already 20 years ago that this would happen, it’s just mathematics, every year it speeds up temperature (x2). But doesn’t matter; there are endless universes, dimensions and lifeforms. We will never learn from the past and we are not rational beings.

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  • November 8, 2018 at 4:38 am
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    If you deny scientific facts and refuse to recognize climate change and what IT WILL DO, then you're a fool. The only thing scientists may have been wrong about is that IT'S HAPPENING FASTER THAN THE MODELS PREDICTED. This is no game and the world is going to change drastically for EVERYONE on the planet .

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  • November 19, 2018 at 8:52 pm
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    I'm really looking forward to the 1st BOE. I wonder how the deniers will try to spin it. Good luck fellow humans, it's going to be an epic century.

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  • December 4, 2018 at 1:39 pm
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    This video is past it's prime, sea ice extent is now large and getting thicker all the time. AGW loses again

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  • December 17, 2018 at 12:59 pm
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    so 60 years ago it was thinner and younger!

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  • March 17, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    Thanks Rick Kooi, for some interesting commentary, contrary to the most of illiterate hordes accessing this page.

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  • June 6, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    We are on a suicidal path !

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