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Arctic sea ice disappearing fast

Arctic sea ice disappearing fast

Arctic News, 6 July, 2021 Above image, from the National Institute of Polar Research in Japan, shows Arctic sea ice extent at a record low for the time of year, on July 4, 2021, at 8.4 million km². Subsequently, the NSIDC also indicated that Arctic sea ice was at record low extent for the time of year, on July 5, 2021, at 8.867 million km² (image above).  Arctic sea ice is getting very thin rapidly, threatening the latent heat tipping point to get crossed…

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There is virtually no latent heat buffer left to consume further heat flowing from the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean into the Arctic Ocean. 

There is virtually no latent heat buffer left to consume further heat flowing from the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean into the Arctic Ocean. 

Latent heat Rapid thinning of the sea ice in the Beaufort Sea indicates that there is virtually no latent heat buffer left to consume further heat flowing from the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean into the Arctic Ocean.  [ feedback #14: Latent Heat ] Above image shows a number of feedbacks that are accelerating warming in the Arctic. Feedback #14 refers to the heat that is (less and less) going into melting the sea ice. The reason this heat is called…

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Arctic sea ice is deteriorating quickly

Arctic sea ice is deteriorating quickly

I shall repeat this same format throughout the melt season. Here is Margo’s report. SEA ICE EXTENT This is what the NSIDC is showing and places like Neven’s sea ice blog emphasise. By concentrating on sea ice extent and ignoring the state of the ice as is now being revealed by Polarstern (and what I have been talking about with Margo for 3 years) they are in denial and guilty of seriously misrepresenting the situation. Even a mainstream outlet of…

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The media hints at the possibility of a Blue Sea Event in the Arctic

The media hints at the possibility of a Blue Sea Event in the Arctic

“Could..may…might” Mainstream media hints at what a small handful have been warning about and even fewer have been providing evidence for – a Blue Sea Event, all delivered with the usual mantras about “reducing emissions” Mostly the reaction to the evidence has been denial, including from scientists. The truth is this is all baked into the cake and has for quite a while. Wait for the demands to blot out the sun. Here is my report. Somehow they think there…

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NORTH POLE SEA ICE COVER BREAKING RECORD EARLY

NORTH POLE SEA ICE COVER BREAKING RECORD EARLY

This is from Facebook. I am afraid that when it comes to the Arctic I have had my eye off the ball. The entire main icepack on the Atlantic side shows heavy fracturing to within 300km of the North Pole, extraordinary at this early point in the melting season. The degree of mobility of sea ice is also very high. April 26 was a particularly clear day over the Atlantic side of the icepack. It looks like the fracturing of…

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Who needs climate change deniers?

Who needs climate change deniers?

I think I have found a good fellow traveller for those who think that melting of the Arctic ice is a myth and we are headed into an Ice Age. The difference is that the Ice Age folk are merely ignorant. Kathryn Hansen IS NOT.   After Arctic Sea Ice Cover set a new record low in 2020, NASA claims ‘no records set in 2020-21’ Graph from JAXA: https://ads.nipr.ac.jp/vishop/data/SeaIceExtentGraph/graph/image/SIE_annual_n.png NASA’s Kathryn Hansen at NASA Earth Observatory yesterday wrote an article for SciTechDaily,…

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