Unfrozen Arctic Saturday

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Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe.

The Arctic Resilience Report found that the effects of Arctic warming could be felt as far away as the Indian Ocean, in a stark warning that changes in the region could cause uncontrollable climate change at a global level.

Temperatures in the Arctic are currently about 20C above what would be expected for the time of year, which scientists describe as “off the charts”. Sea ice is at the lowest extent ever recorded for the time of year.

“The warning signals are getting louder,” said Marcus Carson of the Stockholm Environment Institute and one of the lead authors of the report. “[These developments] also make the potential for triggering [tipping points] and feedback loops much larger.”

@ THE GUARDIAN

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13 Responses to Unfrozen Arctic Saturday

  1. Den says:

    Finally feeling back to semi-normal, pain subsiding, I’m recovering but the planet is not doing as well, 50% of the critters are extinct already, the air is full of aircraft fuel that is unburned along with exhaust gas, Coal and oil are being used to excess everywhere and production is causing toxic waste on the land and in the water. The oceans are being used as landfills for plastic waste. Yet humanity plods onward, unaware and caring less. Our end is nearer than we think..

    Get that Holiday spirit, go out and buy more crap you don’t need so you can throw it away next year anyway.
    It’s the American way.

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  2. micki says:

    “No way am I going to stick around to see that fucker in the White House.”
    — Castro’s last words

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Just 45 minutes to the Tokyo Seoul for salmon teriyaki bento box dinner.

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  4. Den says:

    30 seconds to the stove to boil some wieners…

    I mock, therefore I am.

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  5. Den says:

    Possible snow here tonite, depending on temps, 35 now. All back up plans in place in case of power outage, could use a snow shovel tho.

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  6. Den says:

    I have conflicting weather reports here with 10 degree differences, WTF?

    I’m confused and therefore shalt retire for the evening.

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