Arctic Ice Melting Much Faster Than Scientists’ Most Pessimistic Projections

The head of the largest climate change study ever undertaken in Canada says the Arctic sea ice is thinning faster than expected.  The 3-year study by nearly 400 scientists from around the world found disturbing trends:

It’s happening much faster than our most pessimistic projections,” said University of Manitoba Prof. David Barber, the lead investigator of the Circumpolar Flaw Lead study. A flaw lead is the term for open water between pack ice and coastal ice.

We know we’re losing sea ice — the world is all aware of that. What you’re not aware of is that it has impacts on everything else that goes on in this system.
Click here to read more at, or here for the Reuters.UK article.Vancouver Online also has a discussion of the findings, with links to the journal Geophysical Research Letters in which the investigation’s initial findings were published.

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