Northern Sea Route was ice-free during some two months, from middle August until last decade October. Pole region wasn’t ice-free, at any time, in this or any other year, for that matter.
Now some excerpts from one Mia Bennett’s article, published by The Maritime Executive https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/the-arctic-shipping-route-no-one-s-talking-about
She’s an avid enthusiast of a new Arctic route, Transpolar Route, because she believes, that “…a transpolar passage is likely to open up by mid-century, if not sooner… As climate change accelerates and the Arctic Ocean reluctantly exchanges its year-round ice cap for merely seasonal cover, a transpolar passage is likely to open up by mid-century, if not sooner…In other words, forget needing nuclear icebreakers… Like the zeppelin and the Concorde before it, icebreakers will become a futuristic technology lost to history…”
In other words, the US Merchant Marine and Russian Merchant Marine authorities are apparently, behaving like idiots, when planning, designing and building new powerful icebreakers. Hordes of climate scientists know better. Al Gore predicted ice-free Arctic by 2005. Others said it will happen by 2009. When it didn’t happen, they moved timeline to 2019. Sorry, ice cover still there.
Mia Bennett expects Pole to be ice-free in “next few decades”. Well, at least not in next few years or months.
There are other scientists, who’re warning about an oncoming mini ice age: Russian Research Institute of Arctic and Antarctic forecasts Arctic temperature decrease cycle beginning 2020, decrease will last until 2030-2040, causing ice cover growth. During last decade average temperature in Arctic rose some 3C degrees, which is explained by 60-year cyclic climate fluctuation.
Whom to listen to? To Mia Bennett, who is an assistant professor in the Geography Department and School of Modern Languages & Cultures (China Studies Programme) at the University of Hong Kong, or to Arctic/Antarctic scientists, working in one of the oldest research Institutes of the world, specializing in Arctic ice and climate? Am I to believe my own eyes when I look at ice-cover maps, or am I to believe to what mainstream media “experts” say, and their beloved “computer models”?
Sci-Fi movies and computer games are all built on computer models. Am I to believe, that Sci-Fi movies were filmed live, and show the real world?