Death spiral stops
Sep 11, 2015
Bishop Hill in Climate: Surface

The Arctic death spiral seems to have been postponed for another year. Based on the Danish graphs below, it looks as if the summer minimum may have been reached, although it is not beyond the realm of possibility that we get another downtick.

I'm sure it was summer 2015 when the sea ice extent was meant to hit zero.

And looking at the anomaly record from Cryosphere Today, you could be forgiven for thinking that the pause in the Arctic death spiral has now extended to ten years.

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