Polar Albedo Loss Captured On Film By Catlin

http://www.catlinarcticsurvey.com/

Coldest night at Catlin Ice Base recorded to date –

Explorers celebrate Ann’s polar milestone with a packet of celebratory sweets

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14 Responses to Polar Albedo Loss Captured On Film By Catlin

  1. PJB says:

    Seems to me that the lack of open water and sunny/warm temps have resulted in much less attention being paid to these (publicity-seeking/adventurer/insert-your-choice-here) individuals. Sadly, perhaps, even less attention is being paid to the real science while the world implodes under its own financial burden WITHOUT the help of carbon exchanges/taxes/caps.

  2. PJB says:

    From the Caitlin blog on ocean “acidification”:

    On the pH scale the oceans are actually basic – the current average pH level of the oceans is about 8.2 (compared to freshwater which is pH 7). By continually adding more carbon dioxide, and increasing the amount of hydrogen ions, the ocean is becoming more acidic – the pH level is dropping. The pH level will continue to decrease into the future as long as carbon dioxide keeps being taken up by the oceans.

    Ocean pH is regulated by a process called ‘buffering’. Hydrogen ions reacts with calcium carbonate (both limestone and chalk are types of calcium carbonate). Continued buffering relies on there being enough chalk in the water to cope with the increased levels of carbon dioxide being dissolved into the seas, but this is a slow process and happens over thousands of years. So the rate of buffering at the moment does not match the rate of carbon dioxide addition and so the ocean buffering system is not able to prevent the rapid decrease in pH that we are seeing in the oceans today. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, there has been already been a 0.1 drop in pH level. Models predict that the pH level will continue to lower (become more acid) to 7.8 in the next 100 years and to 7.4 in 300 years.

    Models, models everywhere but hardly any sense in sight… as a chemist, I found the entire post most unscientific.

  3. Andy Weiss says:

    Will anything bad happen as a result of the increased acidity?

  4. David Schofield says:

    Are the warmists double dipping? Is the amount of CO2 absorbed by the oceans deducted from the amount used in the atmospheric models. Somehow I doubt it.

    • Bill Williams says:

      I was wondering the same thing. I thought all the CO2 was supposed to be in the atmosphere in order for it cause warming.

      Perhaps anthropogenic CO2 is special in that it can assume a quantum-style superposition and actually be in the sea and the atmosphere at the same time.

  5. M White says:

    VIDEO

    http://www.catlinarcticsurvey.com/tag/2011/

    “Dr Victoria Hill talks about her specific area of research, the effect solar absorption has on the surface waters of the Arctic Ocean”

  6. Andy Weiss says:

    Thanks for all the interesting info! Apparently another concocted horror story to scare the public.

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