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[Merged] Arctic ice melting at 'amazing' speed,

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:45 PM

Scientists in the Arctic are warning that this summer's record-breaking melt is part of an accelerating trend with profound implications.

Norwegian researchers report that the sea ice is becoming significantly thinner and more vulnerable.

Last month, the annual thaw of the region's floating ice reached the lowest level since satellite monitoring began, more than 30 years ago.

It is thought the scale of the decline may even affect Europe's weather.

The melt is set to continue for at least another week - the peak is usually reached in mid-September - while temperatures here remain above freezing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-19508906

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:41 PM

good bye penguins.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:48 PM

View Postnotoverrated, on 07 September 2012 - 04:41 PM, said:

good bye penguins.

You do realize that there are no penguins in the Arctic.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:48 PM

View Postnotoverrated, on 07 September 2012 - 04:41 PM, said:

good bye penguins.

Don't you mean Polar Bears? Penguins are in Antarctica, not the Arctic.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:19 PM

...meanwhile the antarctic ice has been growing

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:24 PM

More or less because of the same that you are denying happens somewhere else, not because of the accumulation of CO2 but because of the depletion of Ozone. Wait another 40 years when the ozone hole is fixed and see the change.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

Lets compare the trends and see which is more significant;

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A decline of almost 50% compared to an increase of barely a single % per decade and even that is very localised.
I let you draw your own conclusions on that one.

The argument that the Antarctic is growing is pathetic.

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Since the start of the satellite record, total Antarctic sea ice has increased by about 1 percent per decade. Whether the small overall increase in sea ice extent is a sign of meaningful change in the Antarctic is uncertain because ice extents in the Southern Hemisphere vary considerably from year to year and from place to place around the continent. Considered individually, only the Ross Sea sector had a significant positive trend, while sea ice extent has actually decreased in the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas. In short, Antarctic sea ice shows a small positive trend, but large scale variations make the trend very noisy.

http://earthobservat...a_ice_south.php


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Edited by Br Cornelius, 07 September 2012 - 06:30 PM.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:56 PM

I am wondering what all that fresh water will do to the gulf stream.

Polar Bears will have a harder time hunting for food I suppose.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:59 PM

View PostHilander, on 07 September 2012 - 05:56 PM, said:

I am wondering what all that fresh water will do to the gulf stream.

Polar Bears will have a harder time hunting for food I suppose.

There is a theory that it will shut off the deep ocean conveyor belt plunging us into an ice age in a very short period. Current best opinion says that the natural system is purturbed enough to prevent that happening - but Northern Europe would start to look like Labrador (not nice).

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:10 PM

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There is a theory that it will shut off the deep ocean conveyor belt plunging us into an ice age in a very short period. Current best opinion says that the natural system is purturbed enough to prevent that happening - but Northern Europe would start to look like Labrador (not nice).

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The biggest risk is not an ice age but much more radical temperature changes as the buffer (growing and receding ice) will be gone. That is much more dangerous than an ice age as then there is nothing for the biosphere to adapt as "normal" to.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:38 PM

more water for the fish :D


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:32 PM

View PostBr Cornelius, on 07 September 2012 - 05:42 PM, said:

The argument that the Antarctic is growing is pathetic.
what do you think is causing the sea ice extent to grow at one pole, and shrink at the other?


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:41 PM

View PostLittle Fish, on 07 September 2012 - 10:32 PM, said:

what do you think is causing the sea ice extent to grow at one pole, and shrink at the other?
Global warming and climate change.

Simple.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:13 AM

View PostBr Cornelius, on 07 September 2012 - 11:41 PM, said:


Global warming and climate change.

Simple.

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so if the antarctic ice extent started shrinking and the arctic ice extent started increasing I suppose it would be explained by climate change and global warming?

you know who makes the most money on stocks and shares?
it ain't the guy who buys into a rising stock price, its the guy that sells a rising stock.


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:16 AM

View PostLittle Fish, on 08 September 2012 - 02:13 AM, said:

so if the antarctic ice extent started shrinking and the arctic ice extent started increasing I suppose it would be explained by climate change and global warming?

you know who makes the most money on stocks and shares?
it ain't the guy who buys into a rising stock price, its the guy that sells a rising stock.

The arctic is shrinking at 10 times the rate of the antarctic. Its a question of degrees.
Only one area of the antarctic is growing - other areas are shrinking.
There is a specific reason why the antarctic has cooled slightly (in parts) which is the ozone hole.

That is why the tiny growth of the antarctic is in no way as significant as the half shrinkage of the Arctic.

As I said this line of argument is pathetic.

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