Friday 28 October 2016

Discussing the melting Arctic ice

Blue Ocean Event - 10/27/16

Wolfgang, Schneller als Gedacht

I am honored to have the opportunity to present five great personalities, who share their knowledge about a burning issue, the melting of the Arctic sea ice and consequential a massive change of the global climate. We may listen to Sam Carana, Guy McPherson,Jennifer HynesPeter Wadhams and Kevin Hester, all short and condensed interviews or statements. It may be reasonable to repeat sections a few times. Some arguments recur, but everybody has a different view on it.

The top of the world is turning from white to blue. To call it "blue ocean event", if the Arctic ice is nearly gone in the summer, is quite a beautiful metaphor for an event with such dire circumstances. The air conditioner of the northern hemisphere is not only overheating but also burning through. The temperature of the Arctic is yet increasing three times faster than the rest of the planet. Without the snow and ice cover it will skyrocket and overrun any threshold and tipping point. Release of methane is the strongest driver of an exponential increase of temperature, but there are other self reinforcing feedback loops.

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