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marmar

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Thu May 12, 2016, 08:10 AM May 2016

Arctic Sea Ice Could Disappear This Summer


Arctic Sea Ice Could Disappear This Summer

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report


Climate scientists tracking anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) have long feared what is referred to as a blue ocean event.

A blue ocean event means a complete absence of Arctic sea ice, allowing the heat of the sun to fully penetrate the open waters of the Arctic, which would then dramatically accelerate the rate of warming in the Arctic.

This dramatic shift would then cause a profound disruption of both atmospheric and ocean-current circulation around the globe, contributing to an increasingly ice-free Arctic, rising sea levels and dramatic increases in ACD everywhere.

This March, Truthout reported on the Arctic sea ice nearing a record low total volume, a measure that many scientists believe to be the single most important factor in determining the health of the Arctic sea ice. That same month, NASA reported that the winter Arctic sea ice extent had already hit an all-time low.

These trends, coupled with ongoing record heating in the Arctic, mean that it is not out of the realm of possibility that the blue ocean event could occur as early as this September. ..............(more)

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/35975-arctic-sea-ice-could-disappear-this-summer





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Arctic Sea Ice Could Disappear This Summer (Original Post) marmar May 2016 OP
Maybe THAT will wake people up. Oh -- Nay May 2016 #1
Not until they see surfboards in Hudson Bay. rug May 2016 #2
K&R demmiblue May 2016 #3
Just think about the new beach front property. LiberalArkie May 2016 #4
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