The Arctic warms up when it snows,
and Greenland gains ice, yes it shows.
Snow comes down from the cloud
like a mid-winter shroud.
The Arctic blast blows, burr, it grows!
In November the global land temperatures had its steepest 8 month drop recorded.At the same time the Arctic icecap temperatures were unusually warm, spiking one day at 36F above normal.What happened? Look at the Greenland ice cap
That was over land. How is the accumulation over the Arctic ice cap? After a summer that will go down in history, where the Arctic suffered not one, but two devastating storms, equivalent to category 2 hurricanes, breaking up mush of the outer ice rims the, ice volume has recovered at an above normal rate. The total ice coverage still lags, but the gap is narrowing.
So, is this climate change, and if so, is it getting warmer or colder, or is this just weather?
The climate change alarmists seems to selectively report the weather news showing it is warm somewhere and ignore a more balanced picture. The science is by no means settled, the climate modellers still grossly underestimate the importance of clouds, not only the average coverage, but what time of day or night they appear, and how much thermal energy they carry, and, most important of all, if they come through dry or result in snow or rain.
Finally here is the current snow cover, about 10% above normal for this time of the year. And it isn’t even astronomical winter yet!