‘Shortest summer on record’ for Arctic
It’s been rather cold at the North Pole this summer:
“Normally the high Arctic has about 90 days above freezing. This year there was less than half that,” says Steven Goddard.
And there’s this:
“The Arctic ice extent is showing a remarkable recovery from the great oscillations of 2012,” says Guimaraes.
This COULD (strong emphasis on could) have implications for the Northern Hemisphere winter on down the road. That should be a little more clear in another 6-7 weeks.
Meanwhile, the thing that really jumped out at me was the second statement. There is a lot of hand-wringing and cries of alarm when satellite imagery shows the Arctic ice extent shrinking. What we seldom hear about is nature’s resilience . . . ice can be rebuilt as quickly as it melts.