This is significant, more-so as a recent scientist claimed that by the end of Sept 2017, the Arctic would be “ice-free”!
From the arcticmission reports, where they try to put the best spin on this colossal failure as reported by the BBC:
Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts
British explorer Pen Hadow and his crew have set sail from Alaska, in an attempt to become the first people ever to sail to the North Pole.
With Arctic ice melting at an unprecedented rate, previously inaccessible waters are opening up, creating the potential for their planned 5,500 km (3,500 mile) journey for the first time in human history.
Um, no. Here is the view of the North pole today, as reported by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC):
Image source: NSIDC, captions by WUWT
Cooler conditions, slower melt
A cooler than average first half of the month kept ice loss at a sluggish pace with little change in the ice…
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