Climate Emergency: Arctic Sea Ice Bombshell

arctic sea ice decreased by 80%*

As Joe Romm at ThinkProgress points out, this should be the story of the week/year/decade:

Now the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the UK’s primary agency for funding and managing environmental sciences research, has made it official. In a Wednesday press release, they report:

Arctic sea ice volume has declined by 36 per cent in the autumn and 9 per cent in the winter between 2003 and 2012, a UK-led team of scientists has discovered….

The findings confirm the continuing decline in Arctic sea-ice volume simulated by the Pan-Arctic Ice-Ocean Modelling & Assimilation System (PIOMAS), which estimates the volume of Arctic sea ice and had been checked using earlier submarine, mooring, and satellite observations until 2008.  

Read full article on ThinkProgress.

Now is it time to take action on climate change, Prime Minister Harper?