Arctic Death Spiral: Sea Ice Passes De Facto Tipping Point. Thanks to Deniers, Media Blow The Story, Again

September 19, 2011 • Climate Change & Mitigation, Daily Email Recap

From http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/08/09/291788/arctic-death-spiral-sea-ice-tipping-point/ with thanks to Rod Abbott.

Arctic Death Spiral: Sea Ice Passes De Facto Tipping Point. Thanks to Deniers, Media Blow The Story, Again

Joe Romm on Aug 9, 2011 at 4:02

Arctic sea ice volume by month in cubic kilometers. The bottom (black) line is September volume. The plot makes projections with simple quadratic trend lines, which likely oversimplify matters as we approach zero volume (especially for non-summer months). But reversal of the overall death spiral is highly implausible absent an even more implausible reversal of current climate policies – policies which are promoted by denier disinformation and sustained by media stenography.

The Arctic is all but certain to be virtually ice free within two decades (barring extreme volcanic activity). I’m happy to make bets with any bloggers, like Andy Revkin, who apparently believe otherwise.

To read the full article, please click here: http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/08/09/291788/arctic-death-spiral-sea-ice-tipping-point/


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