14 Sep '11, 12am

Scientists to confirm 2011 as lowest level of Arctic sea ice EVER. How long will politicians keep ignoring the data?

Scientists to confirm 2011 as lowest level of Arctic sea ice EVER. How long will politicians keep ignoring the data?

Why care? Extreme weather patterns at home, rising sea levels around the world affect us all (Florian Schulz / visionsofthewild.com) We’ve all heard about the rapid pace of the Arctic ice and glaciers melting. The sea ice at the end of this summer's period of melting is predicted to match or beat the all-time record low of 2007 and one research group at the University of Bremen in Germany has already announced that the ice this year has already set a record. Another ice-analysis team, closer to home, the National Snow and Ice Data Center , in Boulder, Colorado has yet to make their annual determination but is expected to within the coming days and offers daily monitoring maps to prove their point. Earthjustice attorney Erika Rosenthal says the rapid loss of Arctic sea ice is important because “it’s a powerful indicator of the rapid warming occurring throughout the Arctic. ...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-september/arctic-ice-me...

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