Sunday, March 30, 2008

Arctic Sea Ice Gone in Summer Within Five Years?

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An already relentless melting of the Arctic greatly accelerated this summer—a sign that some scientists worry could mean global warming has passed an ominous tipping point.

One scientist even speculated that summer sea ice could be gone in five years.

"The Arctic is often cited as the canary in the coal mine for climate warming," said Zwally, who as a teenager hauled coal. "Now as a sign of climate warming, the canary has died. It is time to start getting out of the coal mines."


And just like lazarus, this arctic canary has risen from the dead, in what is seen had the biggest ever recorded increase in ice in the arctic.

The Facts

2007 shattered records for Arctic melt in the following ways:


Still to be released is NASA data showing the remaining Arctic sea ice to be unusually thin—another record


(or) The Facts:

2008 shattered records for Arctic growth in the following ways:

- Never before has the arctic increased in ice as such quickness and magnitude, so that earth's total ice is at 1 million square kilometers greater than normal.

7 comments:

siriusfox said...

Because I ran back and looked at data I could verify this (http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/global.daily.ice.area.withtrend.jpg) but you'd best make sure that you link to the data again each time.

Demesure said...

Wayback machine has kept records of the past data for ice areas: Cryosphere keeps changing the mine all the time, so it's easy to find sometimes somewhere a dead canary:

See this comparison of the SAME data at different times. Hey, that's climate "science".
http://plasmaresources.com/ozwx/climate/images/ArcticMysteryArea.gif

Wayback machine link:
http://web.archive.org/web/*//http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/current.area.jpg

Anonymous said...

And total sea ice has increased by more than 3 million square kilometers in less than 12 months (measured by the anomaly), which shows dramatic climate cooling.

If this continues, the question will be is it little ice age or big ice age here we come.

Phil

Anonymous said...

demesure, those links don't work, please try again.

Jonathan Lowe said...

demesure, are you saying that if someone were to correct their analysis and data that it must be wrong?

If that is the case, then does that mean that the hadley climate research unit are wrong too?

Richard said...

Hi Jonathan,
a great task to test the climate claims against facts on both sides. Keep it up.
For me, I am concerned at the nil sunspot this year, the year of supposed very high activity. (still nil today!). I just hope I won't be able to walk over to see you to chat this over! (I am in Wellington, NZ) Do you have a site where your research progress is posted?

Jonathan Lowe said...

thanks Richard,
at the moment I am on holiday and will re start research shortly.
thanks again for your comments