Category Archives: Arctic Warming

Methane: The Movie

An attempt at humour in a darkening world …. A ship rests on the Arctic waters below a kaleidoscope of colours bouncing around the northern sky. A group of scientists sit chatting about methane emissions and hockey while enjoying a … Continue reading

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Ice Sheet Loss Following An Exponential Trend

Up until recently the general scientific consensus was that the large ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica would melt at a rate that would cause a very limited rise in sea levels this century. The predictions for sea level rise … Continue reading

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Putting The Pieces Together: Climate Change

When looking at the predicament facing humanity, it can be comforting to take an individually positive piece of information as proof that things may not be so bad. Unfortunately, such false optimism is not warranted even though it tends to … Continue reading

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Arctic Amplification: Water Vapour, Permafrost and Peat

Water Vapour             The previous posts about Arctic Amplification1,2 covered the albedo (reflectivity) effect, and the breakdown of climate zones and the Jet Stream as the temperature difference between the Arctic, the non-Arctic Northern Hemisphere, and the Equator becomes smaller … Continue reading

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Arctic Amplification, Weird Weather and Agriculture

Fossil-fuel powered human civilization has existed for just over two centuries, a mere blink of an eye compared to the billions of years that the earth has existed, and has been aided by a relatively benign and stable global climate. … Continue reading

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Arctic Amplification: White reflects and dark absorbs

The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as the rest of the planet due mainly to the simple fact that white ice and snow reflect up to 80% of the sun’s energy that hit them while dark water and … Continue reading

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