08 May '11, 6am

Sea Level Rise Could be more than twice as high as 2007 IPPC Projection #green

Sea Level Rise Could be more than twice as high as 2007 IPPC Projection #green

The Arctic temperature increase and the decline of snow and ice feed upon themselves, in an accelerating feedback loop that is causing more rapid melting and sea level rise. The reflective Arctic ice and snow act as a protective shield, sending solar radiation into space. As the ice and snow disappears it is replaced by darker seawater or land, which absorbs more of the incoming radiation. This absorbed energy is released as heat during the summer months, further adding to Arctic warming, which in turn accelerates melting.

Full article: http://www.celsias.com/article/sea-level-rise-could-be-mo...

Tweets

Arctic Assessment bombshell: "Global sea level ...

climateprogress.org 04 May '11, 2pm

The past six years (2005–2010 have been the warmest perio ever recorded in the Arctic Higher surface air temperature are d...

Washington Post story about impact of warming o...

climateprogress.org 13 May '11, 3pm

David F – from what I’ve read Greenland’s rebound will play out over a very long timescale, and it has already started. A ...