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    Arctic sea ice could disappear within 10 years as global warming increases speed of melting


    By Daily Mail Reporter

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    Rate of arctic summer sea ice loss is 50% higher than predicted

    New satellite images show polar ice coverage dwindling in extent and thickness

    Credit: Giulio Frigieri
    Arctic Sea Ice
     
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    From the Gaurdian article:
    "However, the summer figures provide the real shock. In 2004 there was about 13,000 cubic kilometres of sea ice in the Arctic. In 2012, there is 7,000 cubic kilometres, almost half the figure eight years ago. If the current annual loss of around 900 cubic kilometres continues, summer ice coverage could disappear in about a decade in the Arctic."
     
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    If we see an increase in the amount of methane released from the Arctic Ocean clathrates again this September, it could happen in half that time.
     
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    Comparing this years ice thickness to 2007. Well, there wasn't much under 1.5 meters to melt in 2007 from here on out. This year close to half the god forsaken sheet is below 1.5 meters. This isn't a good melting pattern either.

    If that occurs this year will get into the lower 3 million^2. At the very least we will beat 2007.
     
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    Arctic runnin' low on ice, Granny says if it all melts it gonna be like Noah's flood...
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    Arctic sea ice reaches record low, Nasa says
    27 August 2012 - The melt season is expected to continue until the second half of September
     
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    What's causing this melt, if it really is a trend? The sun? soot?
     
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    Are those damn seals farting again?
     
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    I kind of assume that your post was meant to be witty but unfortunately it comes across as kind of half-witty. Do you not even know what methane clathrates are?
     

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