Ice-Free Winter Update

…if you lose the summer sea ice, there are phenomena that could lead you not so very long thereafter to lose the winter sea ice as well. And if you lose that sea ice year round, it’s going to mean drastic climatic change all over the hemisphere.

– John Holdren – Obama’s Science Advisor

http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/ideas_20090119_10989.mp3

Barrow Sea Ice Webcam

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6 Responses to Ice-Free Winter Update

  1. johnmcguire says:

    Doesn’t look like things will be melting anytime soon . 🙂 I imagine their winter gardens are wilted .

  2. Andy DC says:

    Where are the palm trees and bikini girls?

  3. “…if you lose the summer sea ice, there are phenomena that could lead you not so very long thereafter to lose the winter sea ice as well.”

    This “phenomena” of which he speaks was first postulated by Dr Hans Zarkov, who theorised that the change in mass balance at the pole would cause the planet to lean to one side and subsequently hurl itself into the sun.

  4. Billy Liar says:

    How could anyone be stupid enough to believe that a place with no sun for 6 months is going to remain above -1.8C?

    if you lose the summer sea ice, there are phenomena that could lead you not so very long thereafter to lose the winter sea ice as well

    Oh, I forgot, a politician.

    Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. (© Mark Twain)

  5. cdquarles says:

    How could anyone be stupid enough to believe that a place with no sun for 6 months is going to remain above -1.8C? Strictly speaking, that’s only true near the pole. A place at 70N or 70S will be dark only about 8 weeks out of the year and have about 8 weeks of 24h daylight.

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