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Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:41 AM

Arctic Sea Ice in Steep Decline

Weekend Edition June 6-8, 2014
The Great Melt

Arctic Sea Ice in Steep Decline


For years now prominent scientists have warned of the dangers of global warming and a concomitant tipping point for the Arctic. Because of abnormal heat, things are not looking good. Arctic sea ice is in a vertical free-fall. But, the melt season only just started!

This makes Obama’s call for regulation of coal-burning power plants look like a fanciful ephemeral wish list, too little, too late.

Do not expect to see this story on the nightly news. This news story comes by way of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) obtained whilst comparing images of sea ice concentration on May 14, 2014 to June 2, 2014.

Confirmation of the NRL images comes from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC – Boulder) reporting that ice concentration values plummeted by more than 286,000 square kilometers, an area the size of the state of Nevada (286,351 sq km), which alarmingly disappeared over a period of a day, not weeks or months, leaving glaciologists flat-footed and startled.


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muriel_volestrangler Jun 2014 #1
sue4e3 Jun 2014 #2

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Fri Jun 6, 2014, 05:33 PM

1. Except the NSIDC data doesn't show a specially steep decline


The decline was actually faster before May 14 than after, but not out of the ordinary in either case.

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Fri Jun 6, 2014, 06:08 PM

2. I agree I looked this up at NSIDC

Not that any of it's good but this article doesn't quite add up

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