Arctic To Be Ice Free By 2013 – Or Sooner

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Arctic summers ice-free ‘by 2013’

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9 Responses to Arctic To Be Ice Free By 2013 – Or Sooner

  1. kbray in california says:

    This is the way the (Arctic) ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.

    apologies to TS Eliot

  2. Andy DC says:

    With enough icebreakers, anything is possible.

  3. NikFromNYC says:

    A few atmospheric nukes each 4th of July would take advantage of Sagan’s nuclear winter effect. Doing so would be arrogantly blasphemous to Church of Climatology paganism which still represents the state religion of all Western countries, circa 2012.

    • Otter says:

      Erm. I know you are joking, but atmospheric explosions would wipe out electronics over a significant portion of the globe… So, NO.

  4. Mickey says:

    What happened to the ice extent graph at the website below? It used to show a 10-year history, and now it just shows a 4-year history.

    Is this to purposely hide the low extent from 2007?

  5. snafu says:

    @ Mickey above:

    Below the graph;
    The plot above replaces an earlier sea ice extent plot, that was based on data with the coastal zones masked out. That implied that the previous sea ice extent estimates were underestimated. The new plot displays absolute sea ice extent estimates. The old plot can still be viewed here for a while.

    What the new graph shows more clearly is the devistation cause by the August storm.

  6. jak says:

    Hey, after this year’s melt, these guys are looking like they’re bang on the money!

    (But why not update this story from 2007 with some data from this year, Steven? You could show how right they were.)

    2016 +/- 3 years for a complete melt of the Arctic sea ice. Just the sort of excellent analysis you’d expect from the US Navy.

    Thanks for bringing this to the attention of the world, Steven.

    The US armed forces clearly owe you a vote of thanks.

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