JPL: Missing ice in 2007 drained out the Nares strait – pushed south by wind where it melted far away from the Arctic

Nares Strait 2007 IceJPL: Missing ice in 2007 drained out the Nares strait – pushed south by wind where it melted far away from the Arctic“. Anthony presents a JPL news release that concludes that Arctic Ocean ice loss in 2007 was partly because ice arches in Nares Strait failed to form. This allowed more ice than usual to flow out of the Arctic Ocean and melt in the North Atlantic.

Anthony’s implicit conclusion is see, this means there is no global warming! An inquiring mind might go a step further and ponder why the ice arches failed to form. Too bad he didn’t draw his reader’s attention to these paragraphs a bit further down the report:

“We don’t completely understand the conditions conducive to the formation of these arches,” Kwok said. “We do know that they are temperature-dependent because they only form in winter. So there’s concern that if climate warms, the arches could stop forming.”

and

“If indeed these arches are less likely to form in the future, we have to account for the annual ice loss through this narrow passage. Potentially, this could lead to an even more rapid decline in the summer ice extent of the Arctic Ocean”

I guess Anthony’s readers aren’t expected to look past his bullet points.

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