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Arctic Sea-Ice Melt At Record Low

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posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 05:31 PM

There was less sea ice in the Arctic on Friday than ever before on record, and the melting is continuing, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported.

Satellite measurements showed 2.02 million square miles of ice in the Arctic, falling below the Sept. 21, 2005, record minimum of 2.05 million square miles, the agency said.

The polar regions have long been of concern to climate specialists studying global warming because those regions are expected to feel the impact of climate change sooner and to a greater extent than other areas.

Live Science

This is disturbing, but at the same time does open up an interesting possibility.

It is disturbing because more ice melt means higher global ocean levels which leads
to massive flooding of coastal and island regions.
It's interesting in that it means a true North-West passage may open very soon.

Even though there are natural causes to this, this is not an entirely natural event,
and is another sign of Artificially Induced Climate Change, more often known
by the misnomer of Global Warming.

Comments, opinions?

Mod Edit: Reduced External Quote.

[edit on 17/8/2007 by Mirthful Me]

posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 06:40 PM
Ok I've moved.

[edit on 17-8-2007 by wigit]

posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 06:47 PM
Already here:

Please contribute to the existing discussion

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