|Note added red arrows show current sea ice anomalies in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres compared to 5 climate model simulations.|
Monday, October 14, 2013
New paper shows climate models falsely predicted Antarctic sea ice would decline more than Arctic sea ice
A paper published today in Quaternary Science Reviews shows that climate models falsely predicted Antarctic sea ice would decline more than Arctic sea ice over the 20th century. In reality, Antarctic sea ice is currently near the highest levels recorded by satellites since 1979, and has almost completely offset the Arctic sea ice changes since 1979. The current Antarctic sea ice anomaly of +1 million square km is shown by the added red arrows below, and is about 2 million square kilometers above the decline falsely predicted by the mean of five climate models for the year 2000.
Posted by MS at 5:47 PM