Global Warming, Arctic Ocean Sea Ice Loss


Global Warming - Arctic Ocean Loss of Sea Ice, Special Information

Global Warming is Causing Not only Arctic Ocean loss of sea ice, but a World Wide Loss in Sea Ice, Read the articles below about the Polar Ice Loss on the North Pole, Arctic Ocean and Opening of the Northwest Passage.

Arctic Ocean Opens at Summers End,
Sea Ice Loss is a Major Concern.

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A letter from one of our viewers. 

Good for you, Jeff!  Please do continue your work on climate change because at some point  - which will be sooner rather than later - we will point at all of  them, look them in the eye and say, "SEE, I TOLD YOU SO!" But by then  it will have been too late to reverse it.

Both Routes Around Arctic Open at Summer's End

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* Headlines from the press, radio, and television:
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    - Sea Level Rise Limited to Just Over Six Feet
    - African Dust Linked to Hurricane Strength
    - Asian Soot, Smog May Boost Global Warming in USA
    - Supercontinent Pangaea Pushed, Not Sucked, Into Place
    - Earth's Windiest Region Confirmed by Crewed Flight
    - Seas Will Rise Much Faster Than Thought
    - Major Ice-Shelf Loss for Canada
    - Strongest Storms Grow Stronger Yet
    - Some Seaweed Hampers Coral Recovery
    - Why Hurricane Gustav Didn't Become a Monster
    - Hurricane Forecast: "No Let Up" in Weeks Ahead
    - Climate 'Hockey Stick' is Revived
    - Beyond Carbon: Scientists Worry About Nitrogen's Effects
    - A Blow to the Oxygen Theory of Extinction
    - Eruption Gave Several Weeks' Notice; May Aid Forecasts
    - The Weekends are More Rainy – and it May be Our Fault
    - Sponges Feel the Heat from Climate Change
    - Arctic Sea Ice Drops to Record Levels
    - Arctic Sea Ice Drops to Second Lowest Level on Record
    - Not-So-Permafrost: Big Thaw of Arctic Soil May Unleash Runaway  Warming
    - Earth's Air in Four Big Cells
    - Fewer April Showers for U.S. Southwest as Climate Changes

We are having changes in our worlds environment and we are seeing them right now.  These links above will show you exactly what is happening and how it will effect you depends on where you live.  But it will affect you and you will notice a huge change wherever you live.  You will not be able to escape because it's happening world wide.

This letter came to me from an anonymous reader who read the article on the North Pole Expedition Travel page where I now say that it is too dangerous for tourist to go to the North Pole, and it is.

C. Jeff Dyrek, North Pole Expedition Guide and North Pole Expedition Leader.  9-11-2008




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Arctic becomes an island as ice melts

By Auslan Cramb

Last Updated: 4:01pm BST 31/08/2008

The North Pole has become an island for the first time in human history as climate change has made it possible to circumnavigate the Arctic ice cap.

The historic development was revealed by satellite images taken last week showing that both the north-west and north-east passages have been opened by melting ice.

Prof Mark Serreze, a sea ice specialist at the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) in the US said the images suggested the Arctic may have entered a "death spiral" caused by global warming.

Shipping companies are already planning to exploit the first simultaneous opening of the routes since the beginning of the last Ice Age 125,000 years ago. The Beluga Group in Germany says it will send the first ship through the north-east passage, around Russia, next year, cutting 4,000 miles off the voyage from Germany to Japan.

Meanwhile, Stephen Harper, Canada's Prime Minister, has announced that ships entering the north-west passage should first report to his government. The routes have previously opened at different times, with the western route opening last year, and the eastern route opening in 2005.

The satellite images gathered by NASA show that the north-west passage opened last weekend and the final blockage on the east side of the ice cap, an area of sea ice stretching to Siberia, dissolved a few days later.

Last year the extent of sea ice in the Arctic reached a record low that could be surpassed in the next few weeks, with some scientists warning that the ice cap could soon vanish altogether during summer.

Four weeks ago tourists had to be evacuated from a park on Baffin Island because of flooding caused by melting glaciers, and polar bears have been spotted off Alaska trying to swim hundreds of miles to the retreating ice cap.

Measurements on August 26 showed an ice cap of just over two million square miles, confirming the second biggest ice cap melt since records began. New of the opening of the passages emerged as the British explorer and adventurer Lewis Gordon Pugh began a kayak expedition to the North Pole aimed at drawing attention to the dramatic impact of melting polar ice.

"I want to bring home to world leaders, on this expedition, the reality of what is now happening here in the Arctic," said the 38-year-old environmentalist in his blog.

"The rate of change is clearly faster than nearly all the models predict, which has huge implications for climate change and how to tackle it."

Meanwhile Prof James Lovelock, of the University of Oxford, has claimed "planet-scale engineering of the climate" may have to be attempted to counter global warming. 



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