Browsing All posts tagged under »Arctic sea ice«

Climate Change Since the Industrial Revolution

November 24, 2013


Father Theo goes to climate school 7 Weather changes day-to-day, year-to-year, but beneath this noisy everyday record, climatologists have discovered clear trends in our modern climate.  Temperatures have risen about 0.6o C in the last 50 years, and almost 1o in the past century.  Most of the detected warming has occurred over land and in […]

Shattered Ice and Climate Change

April 2, 2013


Perhaps you heard about the cracks in the sea ice in the Beaufort Sea?  They are fairly spectacular, and the question fairly arises, What does it mean? Well, in one sense it doesn’t really signify much, in that the forces which created the cracks are ones which circulate around in the Arctic system, and have […]

Outside of Normal: Sea Ice Loss 2012 [video]

September 29, 2012


Peter Sinclair of Climate Denial Crock of the Week is one of the finest climate hawks around, with his always spot-on, well-researched and -argued videos explaining climate science and attacking climate change denial.  Here is a recent vid he put together for the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media relating to this year’s devastating summer sea ice […]

Down the Arctic Sea Ice Escalator

September 8, 2012


The Arctic sea ice minimum, the point of every year where Arctic sea ice reachest its greatest melt–before the sea begins freezing up again in the six month Arctic night–has been getting lower every decade.  In 2007, special conditions conspired to bring about a record melt, and that record has stood until this year, where […]

Carbon Is a Loan Shark

September 7, 2012


Anybody who has followed the (fictional) career of Tony Soprano knows that it doesn’t pay to get involved with a loan shark.   The vig, the juice, the shy, the points—the interest the loan shark charges on the loan (characteristically 2% a week if those who speak wiseguy on the internet tell true)—is usually too ferocious […]

Arctic Sea Ice Retreat Shatters Previous Record – A Month Early

August 26, 2012


On August 15th I posted a note about how the Greenland ice melt had already set a new record—a month early.  The thing about that record was that, although we knew a new record was set, we didn’t yet know what the record was, and wouldn’t know until some time in September when the Greenland […]

Arctic Sea Ice Loss Pictured

December 23, 2011


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