The extent of Arctic sea ice has held up exceptionally well during the 2021 summer melt season. During August, due to cold conditions and favorable wind conditions, more ice and snow remained than usual.
As a result, Arctic sea ice area is now the highest in 8 years, and if this year's trend continues for another week or two (as expected), 2021 will have the highest ice area in 15 years (since 2006).
Only 2014, 2013 and 2009 remain on its way to the record - although the gap is rapidly closing:
In 2021, ice area exceeded ALL years since 2006 (excluding 2014, 2013 and 2009, which will be exceeded in the next few weeks) [NSIDC].
Under normal circumstances, the highest Arctic sea ice area since 2006 would not be a cause for pride.
But we do not live in an ordinary world
We exist in a staged narrative of "catastrophic global warming," in which linearly rising temperatures threaten to melt all the ice at the poles, flood cities and wipe out entire countries. This is an existential threat to humanity, we are told daily; a threat that requires political intervention, tax increases and further restriction of our freedoms, i.e. "climatic lock".
So yes, in today's paradigm of fake temperature charts and incessant apocalyptic publications in mainstream media, the increase in Arctic sea ice to its highest level since 2006 is something worth writing about.
Such growth - according to "science" - simply should not have been possible: the ice sheet was supposed to free itself of ice by the summer of 2008, and then, when that date has passed safely, by 2012, then by 2013, then by 2015, then by 2016, and now … well, 12 years from now …? How long will they postpone the "man-made apocalypse"?
The Arctic is a poster of global warming - if it does not melt, then the IPCC will have no footholds, especially given the fact that the average global temperature in recent years also refuses to play the game of "warming" (a decrease of about 0.7C from 2016 of the year):
And all this without mentioning perhaps the biggest obstacle in this matter: the events at the South Pole, where 90% of the Earth's fresh water is concentrated.
In the Southern Hemisphere, over the past 40-odd years (in the era of satellites), there has been a trend towards an increase in the ice area:
After a recession in 2015-2019, the ice at the South Pole recovered strongly in 2020 and 2021 to levels about three decades ago - this reality maintains the trend of significant growth recorded since 1979, at about 1% per decade.
Over 42 years of satellite data, Antarctica's sea ice area in 2021 was the fifth largest on record, surpassed only by the exceptionally strong ones in 2015, 2014, 2010 and 2006:
The above graph is of course a little cumbersome, so here's an easier way to convey the growth state …
Antarctica's sea ice volume this year is well above EVERY multi-decade average according to NSIDC:
If alarmists insist on "climate change" in Antarctica, that is all well and good, but they have to admit that the change is in "falling temperatures" and "sudden accumulation of snow and ice", which is what the data says.
But good luck to "climatologists" in fitting this to the "anthropogenic global warming" theory.