By Paul Homewood
According to DMI, temperatures in the Arctic last summer were pretty average.
This is not the message we are repeatedly given, which says that the Arctic is screaming.
How do the DMI figures compare though with atmospheric temperatures as measured by satellites?
Though there were some colder summers in the 1980s, temperatures appear to have been pretty stable since the late 1980s.
The coldest year of the lot was 1992, due to the eruption of Pinatubo the year before. It is significant though that the summer last year was virtually bang on the 1979-2015 mean.
Whatever else is happening in the Arctic, it is not getting any warmer in summertime.