Thanks once again to a friend who alerted me to this I can present the latest wisdom from Pauline Schneider which you can watch if you like;so far I have resisted the temptation.
Apparently I join the legions of people who have “betrayed” the great man.
I had the opportunity to look at their cult Nature Bats Last Facebook page and could not but notice that on the little they had about the Arctic summer ice melt they seemed to swallow the line of “4th greatest ice melt”. No doubt this is so they don’t have to deal with the possibility of a Blue Ocean Event, which is when there is less than 15 percent ice cover.
What if there is 30 percent slush? Have a look at today’s map and you will see just how little ice more than 1-2 metre thick, I am picking that the area in turquoise and blue may well be the only ice left by mid-September.
Whether that fits into the definition of BOE I do not know but you can bet it will have an effect on world weather and Arctic methane emissions
To see how quickly that 1 metre thick ice can disappear just have a look at this .gif with the last 30 day’s melt.
One might have thought that this was a better subject for discussion than personal grudges.