Monday, September 12, 2011

Arctic Sea Ice at Lowest Levels Recorded

Directly from a report from the Universityof Bremen:
Alerting message from the Arctic: The extent the the Arctic sea ice has reached on Sep. 8
with 4.240 million km2 a new historic minimum (Figure 1). Physicists of the University of
Bremen now confirm the apprehension existing since July 2011 that the ice melt in the Arctic
could further proceed and even exceed the previous historic minimum of 2007. It seems to be
clear that this is a further consequence of the man-made global warming with global
consequences. Directly, the livelihood of small animals, algae, fishes and mammals like polar
bears and seals is more and more reduced.
 The full abstract of the report is here.  Also interesting is that CNN reported this without any caveats or weasel words.  The press may be finally getting behind what science has been saying all along.  Global warming is real and it is caused by man.  Now what are we going to do about it?

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