Arctic Sea Ice 2022 Maximum

With Arctic ice having reached its Maximum for 2022, it is time for the annual update. My figures come from NSIDC https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/.

2022 is the tenth lowest on record. That is to say that nine years had LOWER winter sea ice maxima that this year.

The last sixteen (16) years show the lowest annual arctic sea ice maximum in the satellite record (ie since 1979). However, the trend over the last sixteen years 2006 – 2022 is -0.13% per annum. That seems to me to be as close to flat as makes no difference.

With the correct use of the english language present tense, the world IS not warming.

Figures for annual minima are:

Arctic Ice Sheet Minima

 Year  m Km2
2006 14.78
2007 14.85
2008 15.35
2009 15.20
2010 15.35
2011 14.70
2012 15.31
2013 15.20
2014 15.01
2015 14.55
2016 14.57
2017 14.45
2018 14.50
2019 14.90
2020 15.07
2021 14.87
2022 14.93

Here is a graph of these figures:

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