More on Less Arctic

Dr. Jeff Masters has a couple of recent posts on the shrinking ice cap. Check them out.

Where’s spring? More support for the idea that the rapid decline in Arctic ice is profoundly altering the jet stream and the weather.

Greening of the Arctic Stunning satellite imagery from NASA of ice and snow loss north of the Arctic Circle. Why is the Arctic warming faster than the rest of the planet? Mostly because the disappearance of the ice and snow is part of a positive feedback loop. Once the ice and snow began to go, revealing land and water, sunlight was absorbed rather than reflected, making the area warmer, which melted more ice and snow, which revealed more land and water…


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