Question For Julienne : Is PIOMAS Realistic?

PIOMAS is showing that current ice volume is about 50% of 2008. Do you think that is credible?

In 2008, Mark Serreze warned that the North Pole was likely to melt away because the ice was so thin. According to PIOMAS, it is only half as thick this year as it was in 2008. The ice must be doomed to all melt away this summer.

FRIDAY 27 JUNE 2008

It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice is on course to disappear entirely from the North Pole this year.

The disappearance of the Arctic sea ice, making it possible to reach the Pole sailing in a boat through open water, would be one of the most dramatic – and worrying – examples of the impact of global warming on the planet. Scientists say the ice at 90 degrees north may well have melted away by the summer.

“From the viewpoint of science, the North Pole is just another point on the globe, but symbolically it is hugely important. There is supposed to be ice at the North Pole, not open water,” said Mark Serreze of the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado.

Exclusive: Scientists warn that there may be no ice at North Pole this summer – Climate Change – Environment – The Independent

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8 Responses to Question For Julienne : Is PIOMAS Realistic?

  1. Eric Barnes says:

    That depends on the amount of funding you are willing to provide.

  2. jak says:

    Looks pretty likely to me. The weather in the Arctic has not been very conducive to ice melt, but the sea ice area is collapsing:

    http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/arctic.sea.ice.interactive.html

    Question for Steve: Could we please have a few reposts of your own numerous posts about the certainty of a recovery soon. Failing this, anything from Joe Bastardi never fails to raise a smile.

    • How about a $1,000 bet on a record minimum this summer?

      If you believe that I have made such predictions, please feel free to locate them and post them here. Use the search bar on the right, or google if you prefer. Given that you say that I have made numerous such posts, you should have no difficulty finding them.

      In other words, you are completely full of s**t

  3. gator69 says:

    I almost miss her. I’m sure she feels the same.

  4. kirkmyers says:

    NSIDC currently shows sea ice extent (15% or greater) right at the 2007 minimim line. There’s still plenty of melt season left, so it’s quite possible that this year’s sea ice extent will exceed the 2007 minimum.

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