ya ever notice how an iced drink behaves on a hot day? the ice gets smaller sorta steady like, then theres a pause, where the cubes are about 1/3 their starting size, and they don’t change size much for a bit. then, suddenly they’re gone? saw a version floating on the net without any attrib, so this version of the graph is direct from NSIDC, the folks who actually count the icebergs.
and why ? well it seems the ocean warming has warmed right up to the doorstep of the icepack, and the “plugs” in the straights aren’t forming. see the really dark red spots in the bering straight? and like all from Greenland to russia?
don’t worry, Santa has water pontoons on the sled.
too bad for the reindeer tho,