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Largest Summer Sea Ice Extent Since 2008 Traps Arctic Ships; + Coldest July Airmass In 70 Years Blows Through The Bering Strait

The mainstream are heat-chasers. They report only on stories that fit the AGW Party agenda. This cherry-picking leads to a painfully misinformed public when it comes to the climate–which is exactly where they want us.

It usually stands, however, that if the MSM goes silent on a particular locale then it’s probably because that particular locale isn’t ‘behaving’ as they would like.

Case in point today: we have the Arctic and Greenland refusing to play ball.

Earth’s most-northern reaches are actually experiencing persistent and long-lasting COOLING, which is far more telling than a brief burst of heat in, for example, Western Europe, which, 1) is forecast to be over before it’s even really begun, and 2) can be tied to entirely natural forcings–namely low solar activity and a violently ‘buckling’ jet stream flow (more on that below).

Largest Summer Sea Ice Extent Since 2008 Traps Arctic Ships

The mainstream’s silence re. the Arctic this year is deafening. Why is it that ice loss is newsworthy yet substantial GAINS are deemed irrelevant? What we see from the likes of the BBC and CNN isn’t a honest account of worldly events, it’s selective programming.

These corporate-backed agencies never question vaccine safety issues, either, let alone efficacy — and it’s the same thing: their masters, those financial backers on high, are paying for the delivery of a narrative; and although the truth is forever circling the peripheral of said agenda, these backers have the wealth and influence to prevent it from ever infiltrating — truth is treated like a nuisance, like a swarm of flies that need swatting, constantly, forever –‘firehosing’– and they’re very good at it.

The Svaytoy Petr set sail from the far eastern Russian port of Petropavlovsk on June 23, on course for Arctic waters. Two weeks later, the oil tanker had reached the Bering Strait, but it encountered an issue — unusually thick summer ice.

The ship, built in 1992, with only limited ice-protection, called for assistance to break through an ice sheet that, even in mid-July, still covers major parts of the Arctic shipping route.

Help was quickly dispatched, and on July 12 nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir busted its way through the East Siberian Sea and met the Svaytoy Petr.

On Sibir’s tail was another old oil tanker, Ice Eagle, on its way from Murmansk to Pevek.

These two aging oil tankers are among the first ships to tackle the Northern Sea Route this year.

So far, only LNG carrier Nikolai Yevgenov has managed to transit the route. The natural gas carrier sailed eastwards towards Asian markets in mid-June; and while It managed to traverse most of the route independently, the powerful vessel still required an icebreaker escort on some particularly thick stretches.

As reported by thebarentsobserver.com, it is mid-summer, but major parts of the waters that connect the eastern Bering Strait with the Barents Sea remain covered by sea-ice.

Ice maps from Russian meteorological service Roshydromet (shown below) reveal that ice layers in late June were most comprehensive in the area of the Vilkitsky Strait, the New Siberian Islands and in the Chukchi Sea.

Sea-ice in the Arctic in late June 2022. Map by Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute.

Russia’s Arctic shipping ambitions have been increasing, in part spurred by the sever sanctions imposed on it.

The Russian government argues that the sanction regime will only make shipping on the Northern Sea Route more important. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev underlined that better transport corridors to Asian markets are needed as western markets close.

However, and as revealed above, stubbornly thick Arctic sea ice has proved an issue this year.

Looking at NASA’s Seasonal Cycle of Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice chart, which extends back to 2011, this summer has seen Arctic sea ice area fire above all previous years:


Moving on to the NSIDC’s chart, it shows that Arctic sea ice extent is sitting at its highest level since 2008:

Likewise with the Danish Meteorological Institute’s Arctic sea ice volume (thickness) chart –which mysteriously ‘disappeared’ large volumes of ice last year– here we have another data point giving out noteworthy readings:


And while we’re up north, let’s also take a look at Greenland — the poster child for anthropogenic global warming.

Unfortunately for the AGW Party, and the reason you’re hearing nothing about Greenland in the press either, is because the ice sheet is refusing to melt as scheduled, even as we approach the height of summer.

Acc. SMB is trending well-above the 1981-2010 mean (bottom chart):


More on that here:

Coldest July Airmass In 70 Years Blows Through The Bering Strait

In related news, an unusually frigid mass of air is currently spinning through the Bering Strait region, bringing rare July snowfall and high surf advisories.

“These kinds of things spin around the higher latitudes all year long,” said Rick Thoman, Alaska climate specialist at the International Arctic Research Center at UAF. “Usually, this cold would stay farther north. If this was happening on the North Slope, it would be chilly but nothing particularly to write home about. The fact that it’s moved so far south is really the news here.”

Flicking through the climate records, Thoman notes that this is coldest July airmass of the past 70 years.

“I would chalk this particular storm up to one of those random variabilities that are going to happen from time to time, even in a warming climate,” added Thoman–which serves as another example of a so-called expert being led by a narrative rather than the data in front of them.

The low-pressure area saw the wind at the Nome Airport reached 48 mph on Monday. Such a speed might be expected for a November storm, but gusts of that force have not been seen in the month of July since such records began in the mid-1980s.

Just as obscure, summer snow has fallen on the Diomede islands, Ear Mountain near Shishmaref and the mountains near Dexter and Banner Creek, too. Thoman said he would not be surprised if downtown Nome saw snow overnight Monday, which he said would be an unprecedented event after failing to find documented July snow in Nome’s entire climate record, which stretches back more than a century.

Thoman closed with a note on wildfires, which he said are likely to be over in Alaska now, given the early onset of Fall.

“The Nome area could see smoke aloft from fires in Siberia … [but] it’s been comparatively quiet over central Siberia as far as wildfires this summer”–which, again, is why media mentions of this region are lacking.

The media are heat-chasers.

And cherry-pickers.

They are frauds.

Yet the gullible masses continue to fall for it.

However, when the penny finally does drop, which it inevitably will, the mass disillusion and confusion that will follow as the framework that so many have had their reality built upon crumbles before their eyes will shake the foundations of our modern civilization.

Picture the distrust and chaos that will ensue as decades of damaging lies are exposed.

Many of us are already there, of course, but imagine the scene when the remaining 80-90% cotton on. It will bring carnage and destruction, it will see a level of anger rarely witnessed throughout human history.

Moreover, that anger will be directed at the right place, too: at ‘the system’.

This our best hope of defeating the elites.

Their day of reckoning is approaching, and they know it.

They are preparing for war.

And so should we.

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12 Thoughts to “Largest Summer Sea Ice Extent Since 2008 Traps Arctic Ships; + Coldest July Airmass In 70 Years Blows Through The Bering Strait”

  1. Bwana Neusi

    The adverts are back with what must be a welcome cashflow, but it was superb watching without all the popups. That said, we will willingly put up with the adverts, just to get the good oil from electroverse

  2. Warren Storm

    Keep up the great work Cap.
    Down here in New Zealand (not to be confused with our woke PM Jacinda Ardern trying to promote our beloved country as Aotearoa to the virtue-signalling wokesters of this world) we have been witnessing very colourful clouds over the past few months.

  3. Zulugroove

    Don’t much care for the adds but it’s really no bother . Great work ! Love & look forward to each article !

  4. Anthony

    Just managed to hit 100F or roughly 38C here in sunny Manchester but the forcast for tomorrow is 19C or 66F…… English cities are not designed for heat. The coolest place is the local Wetherspoons pub with air conditioning ha

    1. Matt Dalby

      After all the media hype about the U.K. recording it’s first ever 40C it appears that the highest temperature was 40.2C.
      If anyone is struggling to guess where that was recorded it starts with H and is one of Europe’s largest airports. Need I say more.

  5. Bucky

    If the climate gets warmer, the alarmist will say “This is Your fault”.
    If the climate gets cooler, the alarmist will say “Yes! We did it”.
    I don’t think even one penny will drop.

  6. Mystic’s Mystic

    Looking pretty scary. The cosmic rays are still elevated and the Arctic wasn’t able to absorb much heat this summer. Snow hits the lower 48 in mid August?

  7. LF

    Hola, ¿cuál es la situación del calor (altas temperaturas) de aquellos países que están en el borde cálido de la Corriente en Chorro?

  8. Andy l

    Hi Cap, hope you and your family are doing ok there in Portugal as we have seen footage on MSM about the wildfires in Spain, Portugal and France. ” unprecedented temps” was the catch-cry stating the reasons for these wildfires! As I agree with others in regards to the cooling trend this does not follow the AGW hypothesis of overall increasing global temperatures. For if that truely was the case then the Bering Sea and Arctic region would be relatively clear of sea ice allowing easy passage of tanker vessels since it is the NH Summer now. If anything it bodes a warning for the NH Winter later in the year, as the remaining sea ice will be a catalyst for most likely the largest accumulations on record for 2023 and beyond. Mark my words Cap.

  9. GeertVB

    Based on the extreme amounts of snow and ice in the NH you reported on, I would have expected a cold spring as those snowpacks would cause prolonged snowmelt runoff through Russian rivers to the North Pole. The air would also blow longer over the snow cover due to the reflection of the sunlight on that snow, remain ice cold until well into the spring and be carried further south by the jet stream. But when I see how much green is colored over Russia and Siberia, the snowfall has also affected the Arctic ice sheet over Russia/Siberia.
    This does surprise me. I had estimated the influence of that shorter and smaller to be honest.

  10. Kokitsum

    People running the “Geoengineering Program” are like 5 tear olds playing with flamethrowers. It should be be obvious by now.

  11. gambeir

    Probably posted here already, but as a safeguard the basis for the science behind Ice age’s currently resides in the and around the work of Anthony Peratt and David LaPoint. Both noted for their work in plasma physics and astrophysics. Working together the theories of David LaPoint were validated at Los Alamos Labs.
    I’ve studied this extensively and there is little doubt in my opinion that the theories of both men have been validated by physical testing. We are heading to another ice age which will begin sometime after or around about’s 2030 to 2950.
    Some of Davids work is linked below. Just do some digging. The PTB are desperate to bury this information. LaPoint had to literally give away his own discovery in order to bring to light both the information and his own medical therapy creation which arose from it.

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