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26 August 2008 Figure 1. Daily Arctic sea ice extent for August 26, 2008, fell below the 2005 minimum, which was 5.32 million square kilometers (2.05 million square miles). The orange line shows the 1979 to 2000 average extent for that day. The black cross indicates the geographic North Pole. Sea Ice Index data. See the full announcement Media Advisory: Arctic sea ice now second-lowest on record Sea ice extent has fallen below the 2005 minimum, previously the second-lowest extent recorded since the dawn of the satellite era. We will know if the 2008 record will also fall in the next several weeks, when the melt season comes to a close. The bottom line, however, is that the strong negative trend in summertime ice extent characterizing the past decade continues. On August 27, 2008, at approximately 9:15 am MT, we issued an update with finalized numbers.
Originally posted by darkwingduck
guess people should hold off on buying any carbon credits. i've never really believed in global warming, anyways. i kind of think it's a little vain of mankind to think that we can influence the weather like that.
Originally posted by welivefortheson
this growth is in comparision to last years record low.
the cause of the growth is an usually strong siberian wind.
the world is unusualy cold at the moment due to the conjunction of the la nina and a solar minimum
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Due to "La Nina" we will see cooling this year, no biggie, next year it will come back 10 times worse....