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Arctic's strongest ice is breaking up
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Author:  frozentripper [ August 22nd, 2018, 10:43 am ]
Post subject:  Arctic's strongest ice is breaking up

Seems to be happening much faster than first predicted.

The Guardian

Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record

Jonathan Watts 1 day ago

The oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, even in summer.

This phenomenon – which has never been recorded before – has occurred twice this year due to warm winds and a climate-change driven heatwave in the northern hemisphere.

One meteorologist described the loss of ice as “scary”. Others said it could force scientists to revise their theories about which part of the Arctic will withstand warming the longest.

The sea off the north coast of Greenland is normally so frozen that it was referred to, until recently, as “the last ice area” because it was assumed that this would be the final northern holdout against the melting effects of a hotter planet. ... spartandhp

Author:  joshmanicus [ October 14th, 2018, 7:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Arctic's strongest ice is breaking up


We're really in it now.

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