posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 12:04 PM
This image shows places where Arctic sea ice was above (blue) or below (red) average in June 2005, the end of the first month of the melt season.
The images are made from data from the satellite-based, Scanning Multi-channel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) and Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
(SSM/I). Ice-free areas appear in light gray, and landmasses appear in dark gray. The black line shows the median ice edge for 1979 through 2000.
Except for a small area in the East Greenland Sea, Arctic sea ice has retreated almost everywhere in June 2005. The month set a new record low: 6
percent below the long-term mean for June sea ice extent.
Again proof of global warming... lets hope the Asia-Pacific Partnership for Clean
Development and Climate
will finally do something about greenhouse gas emissions in the US, China & India...