Heavy ice off East Coast 2017 caused by winds, cold temperatures, and icebergs

Dr. Susan Crockford with some good background on the ‘unprecedented’ ice on the East coast

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Heavy sea ice off Newfoundland and southern Labrador has been an issue for months: it brought record-breaking numbers of polar bear visitors onshore in early March and April and since then has hampered the efforts of fisherman to get out to sea.

Newfoundland fishing boats stuck in ice_DFO_May 26 2017 CBC

Let’s look back in time at how the ice built up, from early January to today, using ice maps and charts I’ve downloaded from the Canadian Ice Service and news reports published over the last few months.

The tour is illuminating because it shows the development of the thick ice over time and shows how strong winds from a May storm combined with an extensive iceberg field contributed to the current situation.

Bottom line: I can only conclude that climate change researcher David Barber was grandstanding today when he told the media that global warming is to blame for Newfoundland’s record thick sea ice conditions this year. …

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3 thoughts on “Heavy ice off East Coast 2017 caused by winds, cold temperatures, and icebergs

    • Trends to agree but it’s this blocks that gets repeated and becomes the new truth. It’s why we have such high levels of ignorance because we have those that believe what the prophets of science like Barber spout.

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