Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Research funding cuts at Noth Pole

No more pics of melting ice

(North Pole Camera 2 goes for a swim during the summer of 2013 as a period of extensive near-polar melt set in. Most indicators show that ice conditions at the North Pole this summer were as bad or worse. Image source: North Pole Environmental Observatory.)

In 2013 during the melt season it was photos like this of buoys at the north pole that helped my to understand what was happening at the North Pole (thanks to Robertscribbler and his reporting)

I had wondered why we had not been treated to any more photos like this.
This sentence from Robertscribbler's latest article explains:

"Unfortunately, sea ice buoy observations near the North Pole have seen cuts to research funding and no camera buoys are operating near the Pole"

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