scientists tracking anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) have long
feared what is referred to as a blue ocean event.
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
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.
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
the winter Arctic sea ice extent had already hit an all-time low.
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.