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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low (Again)

Summer hasn't really started in the Arctic yet, but the ice is melting at an unprecedented rate...

The sea ice area has just dropped below the long-term record:

But as everyone should know by now, the area is really not the story, it's the Volume of ice that really matters....

I find the last four years on the volume grid very scary - we are now losing ice much faster than the long term trend. - Not good!

While ice melting in the Arctic Ocean doesn't raise sea levels, all that resulting open water absorbs a lot more of the Sun's heat, which DOES raise temps, which will then accelerate Greenland melting...

We are SOOO screwed!

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