“Barring an about face by nature or adjustments, it appears that for the first time since 2001, Arctic Sea ice will hit the “normal” line as defined by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) for this time of year.” –Steven Goddard and Anthony Watts
Read the full article here: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/03/31/arctic-sea-ice-about-to-hit-normal-what-will-the-news-say/
Goddard and Watts’ article explores the science behind this GOOD development.
And for a classic Global Warmist response to the GOOD news… light on discussion of the science, heavy on the fretting that this might lead people to doubt their (the Warmist’s) dubious claims:
“Only two months ago, it looked as if the Arctic sea ice extent was trending so far below normal that it might set a new record… But, lo and behold, so much new ice froze in March that the overall extent for this winter will end up nearly normal, as compared to the long-term average… Still, if the Arctic does indeed have one good year among many bad ones, it could further erode public opinion of climate science at a time when the Senate is on the verge of debating sweeping energy and climate legislation. Given the long-term trend, it should not.” –Dan Shapley