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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Arctic is a huge, icy cap on the planet that acts like a global air conditioner. But the air conditioner is breaking down, according to scientists who issued a grim "report card" on the Arctic today. They say the North Pole continues to warm at an alarming pace -- twice the rate as the rest of the planet, on average. This year was the Arctic's second-warmest in at least 1,500 years, and possibly longer. The warmest year ever was 2016. Researchers say there was less winter ice in the Arctic Ocean than ever observed. And ocean water in parts of the polar Barents and Chukchi seas was a whopping 7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than just a few decades ago.

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It's a trend that has some calling the state of the Arctic a "new normal." Arctic scientist Jeremy Mathis says that term doesn't work for him.

"There is no normal," he says. "That's what so strange about what's happening in the Arctic. ... The environment is changing so quickly in such a short amount of time that we can't quite get a handle on what this new state is going to look like."

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Antarctic sea ice levels hit record low, but experts are not sure why
Australian Associated Press

Tuesday 26 September 2017 04.42 EDT
Last modified on Tuesday 26 September 2017 19.29 EDT

Sea ice levels in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, but experts say there is not a clear link to climate change.

More than 60 meteorologists and scientists from around the world are holding a week-long meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, to better understand sea ice changes on the frozen continent.

Dr Jan Lieser from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre said sea ice levels had experienced a "massive increase" in variability over the past few years. Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

Sea ice coverage fell to 2.075m sq km in March, the lowest since satellite observations began in 1979. But just three years earlier it hit a record high of more than 20m sq km.

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-12 01:15 PM | Reply

So you're a climate change believer now, sniper?

BTW you do know that the arctic is different from Antarctica, right?

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-12 02:43 PM | Reply

It is all part of this earth, but I suppose you don't know it is, the earth you claim is going to burn up in 10 years.

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-12 06:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

the earth you claim is going to burn up in 10 years.

#3 | Posted by Sniper

That has never been claimed by myself or any other climate scientist.

Maybe by astrophysicists who predict the sun will eventually expand and become a red giant, engulfing all the inner planets in the process. But that isn't for a couple billion years.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-12 10:40 PM | Reply

Here's the best thing I've seen on global warming in a long time. I particularly like the one on gravity:

www.dallassierraclub.org

#5 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-12-13 06:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1


OK, so I watched the first video. It showed me that someone who does not want to "believe" in something, may experience uncomfortable consequences.

So, I have to ask, what's yer point?

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-14 12:24 AM | Reply

what's yer point?
#6 | Posted by LampLighter

That stupidity kills. "that someone who does not want to "believe" in something, may experience uncomfortable consequences." So you got it, first time! Congratulations! Good job.

#7 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-12-14 09:07 AM | Reply

It is all part of this earth, but I suppose you don't know it is, the earth you claim is going to burn up in 10 years.

#3 | POSTED BY SNIPER

It's always hard to underestimate how stupid Sniper is.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-14 09:15 AM | Reply

Here's the best thing I've seen on global warming in a long time. I particularly like the one on gravity:
www.dallassierraclub.org

#5 | POSTED BY SOMEBODYELSE

They made videos about Sniper. He's a star now.

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-14 09:19 AM | Reply

Well, they can send some of that heat to Michigan. It's been in the low teens all week and we've already had two snowstorms this week. Yesterday we had 9 inches of snow dumped on us.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-12-14 11:30 AM | Reply

Well, they can send some of that heat to Michigan. It's been in the low teens all week and we've already had two snowstorms this week. Yesterday we had 9 inches of snow dumped on us.

Posted by JeffJ at 2017-12-14 11:30 AM | Reply

Lucky ass. I'm still looking for 20 below and at least 12 inches myself.

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-14 11:33 AM | Reply

" Lucky ass. I'm still looking for 20 below and at least 12 inches myself." - #11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-14 11:33 AM

Laura, without proper context that can mean something totally different all together, especially the part where you're looking for "at least 12 inches myself".

:-)

#12 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-14 11:49 AM | Reply

It is all part of this earth, but I suppose you don't know it is, the earth you claim is going to burn up in 10 years.

#3 | POSTED BY SNIPER

You are very weird. And a rednecky stupid 🤪 kind of weird,too. Not the cool 😎 kind of weird. You literally posted a story about the wrong pole and tried to defend it. Take walk. Breathe. And get a frickin better grip on reality bro. You are losing it.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-14 07:29 PM | Reply

Getting HOT? Buster agrees! www.youtube.com

#14 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-12-15 02:15 AM | Reply

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