I would expect an extended summer/fall season in this regards to artic melt and is the coming months are forecasted to be above average temperatures.
Perhaps even go as far as saying to expect an Gulf hurricane in November/December.
Seasonal Outlook for Oct, Nov, Dec - Temperature
More long range forecasts here:
Recent News Articles
Fears over climate as Arctic ice melts at record level
· Coverage is 20% below average for time of year
· Destructive cycle could affect Earth's weather
Satellite pictures show that the extent of Arctic sea ice this month dipped some 20% below the long term average for September - melting an extra
500,000 square miles, or an area twice the size of Texas.
Arctic: Sea Ice Melting Faster; Air Temperatures Rising Sharply
The observations showed 2.06 million square miles of sea ice as late as Sept. 19. That's the lowest measurement of Arctic sea ice cover ever
recorded, the researchers said. It's also 20 percent less than the average of end-of-summer ice pack cover measurements recorded since 1978.
The Arctic is melting faster then ever
"We see global warming hitting every corner of the planet," says Jennifer Morgan, Director of the WWFClimate Change Programme. "The rapid melting
of Arctic Sea ice should send shivers up the spine of political leaders, spurring them to commit to the deep emissions reductions necessary to slow
down this melting in the future."
Sea Ice Decline Intensifies
All four years are well below the long-term 1979-2000 climatology, which is shown in black (daily climatology values interpolated from monthly means).
From July through the beginning of August, the 2005 extent was consistently 1 million square kilometers (360,000 miles) below the long-term mean, and
500,000 square kilometers below the previous three low years. By September 2005, the trend slowed to just below the previous low year in 2002.
However, after mid-September, the ice began to melt again, only stopping on September 21. This means that the 2005 minimum came later than any year in
the satellite record.
Study: Oceans becoming more acidic
They have found the level of carbon dioxide in the ocean has increased 50 per cent in the past 100 years and they predict it will double again in the
next 50 years.
Perhaps the oil supply dilemma is a blessing in diguise, but in any event current standards of living will be changed in some form or another.
[edit on 29-9-2005 by Regenmacher]