Polar Bear Habitat in Canada Over the Last Decade: Spring Sea Ice Not in a Death Spiral

From Polar Bear Science

Dr. Susan Crockford

Sea ice extent in Canada at the height of Arctic spring over the last 10 years has been more like a gentle roller coaster than a death spiral. See for yourself.

Today in Canada:

A trip down memory lane…

Closest chart I have in my archive to end of May in 2014 is from May 17:

Closest chart I have in my archive to end of May in 2013 is from May 23:

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Tom Halla
May 29, 2022 10:11 am

The ice coverage looks more like a cycle than a trend.

John Tillman
May 29, 2022 10:17 am

Arctic sea ice extent was higher yesterday than in any year since 2013 on that date.

It’s even a bit above the 2001 to 2010 average. The down trend from near century high in 1979 reversed in 2012.

The Arctic sea ice cycle is roughly three decades of waxing, then three of waning.

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Jim Hartley
May 29, 2022 10:24 am

Note the correspondence of the greatest melt with 2016, the last great El Niño, and a period of strong solar activity in Solar Cycle 24.

May 29, 2022 10:32 am

Actually, when checking Arctic Sea ice extent data, it is starting to be noticeable that the year to year melting trend is starting to slow down.
Warmists predicted the Arctic ice free in 2012, but I think it won’t happen for a while.

Michael Palmer
Reply to  Julien
May 29, 2022 3:09 pm

The earth was supposed to be ice free by 2016, according to famed politician and author Al Gore. More recently we have yet another government official, John Kerry, who has effectively reset Al Gore’s Doomsday clock, giving us until about 2030 to enjoy our Polar Ice Caps. Let’s get out there and enjoy them while we can, folks.



Climate believer
May 29, 2022 11:13 am

This years melt is pretty slow, around the 10 year average.

Polar bears have everything they need at the moment to feed their young and fatten up for winter.

May 29, 2022 11:58 am

“Spring Sea Ice Not in a Death Spiral”

But alarmism is…

“”The Arctic is unravelling. And it’s happening faster than anyone could have imagined just a few decades ago. Northern Siberia and the Canadian Arctic are now warming three times faster than the rest of the world.””


Clearly, the Graun has an acute case of climate anxiety

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Dave Fair
Reply to  fretslider
May 29, 2022 12:09 pm

But they won’t report it when the pendulum swings and it cools three times faster than the rest of the world. Somebody should tell them that Arctic Amplification works both ways. See some of Bob Tisdale’s work at his “Climate Observations” site.

Chris Wright
Reply to  fretslider
May 30, 2022 3:11 am

As is well known, everywhere is warming three times faster than everywhere else.

Gerald Machnee
Reply to  Chris Wright
May 30, 2022 12:11 pm

It was even faster in 1922.

Michael Palmer
May 29, 2022 2:49 pm

Sun cycles are 11 years. Why should this be any different?
(Unless solar activity has no effect on our climate at all)

May 29, 2022 4:26 pm

Alarmists stopped talking about polar bears 10 years ago

Reply to  Eben
May 29, 2022 10:39 pm

We should remind them of their false prediction.

Kent Gatewood
May 30, 2022 9:49 am

Support Global Warming! Protect cute baby seals against White bears!

Kent Gatewood
Reply to  Kent Gatewood
May 30, 2022 9:50 am

I apologize for capitalizing white.

Ireneusz Palmowski
May 30, 2022 12:52 pm

Ice extent as of May 29 compared to the 1981-2010 average.comment image

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