05 Aug '11, 3pm

Arctic Ice Still Melting, But We May Never Seen An Actual Tipping Point

There's no doubt that Arctic sea ice is melting at record rates, with rising temperatures in the region outpacing the global average increase, but a new article in Science questions whether there will ever be a tipping point in Arctic ice melting . Looking at the historical record, report author Dr Svend Funder says, quoted by BBC News : I think we can say that with 50% of the current ice, the tipping wasn't reached. I don't say that our current worries are not justified, but I think that there are factors which will work to delay the action in relation to some of the models that have been in the media. I think the effect of temperature and global warming may cause a change in the general wind systems which maybe will delay the effects of the rapidly rising temperatures a little bit. More on Global Climate Change Arctic Sea Ice Melt On Track To Set New Record Low in 2011 
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