Remember how former US Vice President Al Gore famously predicted in 2009 that the Arctic ice caps would be completely ice-free in five to seven years because of Global Warming.
Well, FEE reports on the latest data that we have on the Arctic ice caps provided by NASA.
In 2021, the Arctic sea ice extent was 4.72 million square kilometers, about 11 percent more than the 4.16 million kilometers in 2007, according to NASA’s estimates.
We are still setting records when it comes to CO2 emissions, so these fluctuations in the size of the Arctic ice cap reveal that there are other forces at work.
Meanwhile, in the Antarctic
While the climate change fanatics have warned the Southern Antarctic ice cap is shrinking because of global warming, others are suggesting there might be a different cause.
I am just guessing here, but I wonder if the heat that can turn rock into molten lava can also melt ice?
Are there volcanoes under the Arctic?
Apparently, the answer is yes, and they are active, as Live Science explains in its 2008 article:
New evidence deep beneath the Arctic ice suggests a series of underwater volcanoes have erupted in violent explosions in the past decade.
Hidden 2.5 miles (4,000 meters) beneath the Arctic surface, the volcanoes are up to a mile (2,000 meters) in diameter and a few hundred yards tall. They formed along the Gakkel Ridge, a lengthy crack in the ocean crust where two rocky plates are spreading apart, pulling new melted rock to the surface.
2017 study suggests volcanoes contributing to Arctic ice melt
Weather.com also reported on a study in 2017 suggesting volcanoes are melting Arctic ice caps. Of course, no one in the mainstream media is reporting on this.
As warming temperatures continue to threaten Arctic sea ice, a recent study suggests that volcano eruptions are also playing a role in depleting the frozen sheets.
A team of researchers from Columbia University has found that volcanic eruptions have likely been accelerating the rate at which Arctic ice sheets melt.
READ (published in 2017): Volcanic Eruptions May Be Rapidly Melting Arctic Ice Sheets, Study Says