Antarctic Sea Ice at Record High, but Global-warming Doomsayers Unimpressed

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seal pup on artic iceA report posted by the National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) on October 7 stated: “Sea ice in Antarctica has remained at satellite-era record high daily levels for most of 2014.”

The report noted that during the period between September 10 and September 22 very rapid late-season ice growth in Antarctica pushed the total sea ice extent upward by nearly 23,000 square miles per day. This was the first time since 1979 that Antarctic sea ice extent exceeded 20 million square kilometers (7.7 million square miles) since 1979.

As to what this means, Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the NSIDC stated: “What we’re learning is, we have more to learn.”