Monday, September 17, 2012
Update to My Last 2 Posts
At this time, Arctic sea ice extent has now reached about 3.47 mkm2, about 21 % below the previous record; area has reached about 2.23 mkm2, about 23% below the previous record; and scientists report that up to 150 miles from the Pole (as far as they investigated) ice was very thin and broken into small pieces. Apparently, this means that present measures of extent are overestimating it. For the first time since monitoring began, measures of air temperature above 80 degrees North are not decreasing towards the refreeze point. What more can I say than I have said?