Arctic Death Spiral

The latest, updated, Arctic Death Spiral graphic from Andy Lee Robinson ...

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The surface ice in the Arctic has been melting to historic low levels every year for the last several years. The graph above shows the first ten years in the National Snow & Ice Data Center records, meant to indicate what Arctic Sea Ice "normally" does as it melts off during the northern warm…
Every year the sea ice that covers the northern part of the Earth expands and contracts though the winter and the summer. The minimum extent of the sea ice is usually reached some time in September, after which it starts to reform. Human caused greenhouse gas pollution has increased the surface…
Andy Lee Robinson's latest visualo-info-graphico-depiction of the loss of Arctic Sea Ice:
For the last 25 years or so there has been a decrease in the amount of ice that remains on the surface of the Arctic Ocean every summer. This is a trend that can be attributed to global warming, which in turn, can be attributed to the steady release of previously fossilized Carbon to the atmosphere…

I find it interesting that if you look from 1998, when Global Warming supposedly stopped, to now the death spiral has continued with a vengeance.

By bill smith (not verified) on 08 Apr 2014 #permalink