Less white is not really green

Less white is not really green

Summary: There may be another record coming this year, not most home runs in a career or home runs before the age of XXX. No, this one has to do with Arctic ice.

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There may be another record coming this year, not most home runs in a career or home runs before the age of XXX. No, this one has to do with Arctic ice. Least amount in recorded history. According to researchers at the University of Colorado September may bring a record low ice cap for the north polar region.

That's one the factors expected to play into continued climate change. Less ice, more water in the ocean, and a Northwest Passage. We recently wrote about political positioning by northern hemisphere powers expecting the Arctic Sea to trump the Panama Canal.

And if you want to keep track of ice and snow, the Colorado folks have just the web satie for you. The National Snow and Ice Data Center. Good thing to watch if you live near sea level.

And a reminder that less white does not necesssarily make for a greener planet.

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  • Cal Thomas and Co. Unconfirmed! Declare War on Cimate Fanatics!

    Just a little update:

    1.Since July, the smallest record of sea ice area in the Arctic Ocean has been broken every day.
    2.Since the beginning of August, the shrinkage of sea ice has been accelerated by a low pressure system generated and lingering off Siberia.
    3.On August 15, the total sea ice area in the Arctic Ocean reached a new low.
    4.If this pace of melting continues, the sea ice area reduction pace may significantly exceed the IPCC forecast, and it may actually reach the forecasted values for 2040 to 2050.

    Did someone mention something about a N?rnberg Tribunal?
    Lucky7Star