Norway’s Top Expert : Arctic Has Been Ice Free For Five Years

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Polar ice cap melting away in 2008 ?

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5 Responses to Norway’s Top Expert : Arctic Has Been Ice Free For Five Years

  1. Glacierman says:

    Yes, the polar ice cap was a stable monolith before AGW took hold and started melting it all away at the begin of time…..1979. Since then the laws of physics as defined by Post-Normal scientist do not allow for this precious resource to be renewed by the ancient process known as freezing. It can only melt under the evil influence of CO2. What a bunch of morons.

    • Ben says:

      It would be interesting for the planet if it did not freeze. Since the vertical column can only exchange a finite amount of heat before freezing, the only way NOT to freeze is by moving that cold unfrozen 40m column of water into the pacific and atlantic basin, and replacing with warmer water, which would also NOT freeze.

      Unfrozen winter water gives far more energy back to space than winter ice.

  2. Andy Oz says:

    I’ve always wondered how much influence do the russian, canadian and US Icebreakers have. If you keep chopping up the ice at the turn of the seasons, it would have to have some effect on promoting movement in the ice floes. And we’ve got some serious ice breakers these days.

  3. GaryHalm says:

    Ben has an interesting point here with frozen water columns. It sounds like less freezing would mean more heat loss to space, leading to – more freezing. Conversely, more freezing in the Arctic would lead to less heat radiated into space, leading to – ultimately more freezing. This sounds suspiciously to a hell of a good negative feedback system. And as an Electronics Engineer with more than 30 years of systems experience, negative feedback systems are good for – ready for it – STABILITY! Just kind of exaclty how the planet has behaved over billons of years. Even with major, life extinguishing asteroid hits, massive volcanic actions, changes in the solar visibile, UV, and magnetic field, the planet sure seems to keep coming back to a reasonably comfortable place over and over again.


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