Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The disappearing Arctic ice

Just 2% of ice in Arctic is older than 5 years



Eric Holthaus, via Twitter

A truly shocking moment: Multi-year sea ice is essentially gone over large parts of the Arctic. Just 2% of ice is older than 5yrs. Carry on with banging pots and pans, warning everyone who can hear you. This is an emergency. (Now with updated graphic.) 

https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2018/05/arctic-winter-warms-up-to-a-low-summer-ice-season/ …

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Passageway through Bering Strait is ice-free


As can be seen from the satellite image, the passageway through the Bering Straight is ice-free. Thank you to Matt Nelson, Climatologist for this image.

(H/T Environmental Coffee House)





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