What this is really saying is that there are so many reasons why the earth should be cooling (including a solar minimium) – yet, despite that, mankind is managing to heat it
Global Warming Continues During Natural Cooling Period: Despite Weak La Nina, June Was Earth’s Second Hottest On Record
(Daily Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies. Image source: NOAA)
18 July, 2013
This is from author Sam Carana:
"Thanks for spotting that, Risa, I've added a photo of the North Pole webcam to the post, showing lots of water and, yes, that it's raining. Indeed, Robin, there are areas close to the North Pole where the ice is actually thinner (or absent) than some areas closer to Europe or Siberia, as discussed in the post at http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2013/06/open-water-in-areas-around-north-pole.html
High methane readings over Kara Sea
18 July, 2013
Even more worryingly, sea ice is very thin, as the Naval Research Laboratory animation below shows; large areas with a thickness of 1 meter to zero persist close to the North Pole, as discussed in an earlier post; the animation further shows the retreat of sea ice from the Kara Sea, north of Siberia, over the past 30 days.
As can be expected, high sea surface temperature anomalies show up in areas where the sea ice has retreated, as shown by the DMI image below.
Most worryingly, high methane readings appear over the Kara Sea, as shown on the image below.