Arctic ice thinning at a record pace

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    Arctic thick ice disappearing at dramatic pace, NASA says

    By Wolfgang Gruener
    Thursday, July 09, 2009

    Chicago (IL) – NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) provides new clues about the presence of ice in the Arctic and you already know the picture isn’t pretty. Critical thick ice coverage has dropped by a staggering 595,000 square miles, more than the land size of the U.S.’ largest state - Alaska - in just four years.

    NASA found that Arctic sea ice is thinning much faster than previously thought. The area covered by thick ice, which is ice that survives several summers, apparently decreased by 42%. That number translates into 595,000 square miles, which exceeds Alaska’s 570,374 square miles and is more than twice the size of Texas (260,914 square miles), almost four times the size of California (155,973 square miles) or about ten times the size of Georgia (57,919 square miles).

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    Does Al whore know?
     
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    Which means what, you silly bastard? Can't face the reality of the world so you resort to meaninglyess nonsense. Pathetic.
     
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    Alzheimers giving you trouble again, Roxy?
     
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    When you have the law,

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    As classy as ever, old boy.
     
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    I take it your table is broken?
     

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