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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2012 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum looks to blow waaay past 2007

This is a comparison of the ice cover on September 16, 2007 (left) and on July 21, 2012 (right).  Basically, we can expect all of the orange-colored ice to melt away by mid-September and possibly some of the purple.  That leaves us with  precious little.


Dale Lanan said...

Going to the sited source and putting in same date of July 07 as 2012 and toggling back and forth to compare it looks like the NE passage will be open water this year. This is very scary because I know what ice loss means. Acceleration of rate of ice loss means Earth is losing its lid on CH4 and the large buffering effect provided by reflectivity of ice and the balance point of heat transfer properties of states of water between solid, liquid and gas.. Erosion is likely to be immense as shoreline isn't used to open water.
-If in the 50s someone had said Arctic Sea would be ice free in summer by around 2014 and it was due to mankind's use of fossil fuel and land conversion no one would believe it. They'd sooner believe in Santa as adults coming from time of WW2. But the pressure for war will go up as temperature and the people with an eye to profit from open water and oil drilling are in charge.. Corporations have become monsters.
Monsters merged with governments..

Tenney Naumer said...

I'd have to agree.