Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Creaky ice movie

My friend John Ryan recommends this computer-generated video from the Polar Science Center at the University of Washington. It shows the record-breaking retreat of the polar icecap this summer.

Also worth a look is John's check story on Glacier Bay National Park’s rapid melt-off and "suspicions of an attempted coverup at the National Park Service".
"According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, September sea ice was 39 percent below the long-term average from 1979 to 2000. Sea ice cover is in a downward spiral and may have passed the point of no return, with a possible ice-free Arctic Ocean by summer 2030".
-- from Melting Ice Pack Displaces Alaska Walrus

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