25 Sep '12, 2pm

Ice isn’t the only thing melting in the Arctic

Ice isn’t the only thing melting in the Arctic

This is a melting ice cube, in case you forgot what “melting” is. (Photo by Steven DePolo .) A recent estimate from climate researchers suggested that the melting of Arctic sea ice could result in the warming equivalent of 20 years of CO2 emissions , due largely to the loss of huge swaths of the color white. White, you’ll remember from elementary school, reflects light — including sunlight. More white means less absorbed heat. Other researchers made another discovery: On-land snow is also white. From NPR : A study by Canadian researchers finds that springtime snow is melting away even faster than Arctic ice. That also has profound implications for the Earth’s climate. Springtime snowmelt matters a lot: It determines when spring runoff comes out of the mountain to fill our rivers. And Chris Derksen at Environment Canada in Toronto says snow also reflects sunlight back into ...

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