|Fig. 1 Antarctica 2016|
At the south pole, as usual, the opposite is true.
With one difference.
Both poles are setting all time records for the lowest (minimum) sea-ice extent since records began to be taken and recorded.
This record setting trend began last year, and all things considered, seems to be a trend (the new abnormal).
|Fig. 2 Antarctica 2017|
Not only that, there is the potential to set the record for the lowest summer and fall sea ice extent.
Everyone will be watching for, in a few months, the lowest summer / fall minimum ever.
Regular readers will remember that I am also watching the OMG project closely (OMG: Oceans Melting Greenland).
I want to see what impact the sea-ice extent's ongoing extinction might have on the Greenland Ice Sheet, and the Antarctica Ice Sheet.
|Fig. 3 Arctic Sea-ice 2016|
The NSIDC graph at Fig. 5 is another way of "saying" the same thing regarding the Arctic sea-ice extent.
The downward turn in the size of the sea-ice there is unmistakable, and it is a sign of even more startling things that are going to come our way.
|Fig. 4 Arctic Sea-ice 2017|
They forewarned us that this was going to happen as a result of the spread of climate change denying politics and pseudo-science.
Together with the denialists' refusal to heed hard science in favor of soft, dishonest political dementia, the catastrophe is spreading like a cognitive cancer (Etiology of Social Dementia, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16).
|Fig. 5 NSIDC Graph 3/21/17|
In terms of extinction of biological species, including human civilization, they too will slowly melt away (sans a nuclear war which would be the quickest dead end).
History and herstory are the same in this respect: "In other words, a society does not ever die 'from natural causes', but always dies from suicide or murder --- and nearly always from the former, as this chapter has shown." - A Study of History, by Arnold J. Toynbee
The previous post in this series is here.