Arctic sea ice set to hit record low

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    Arctic sea ice looks set to hit a record low by the end of the month, according to satellite data.

    Scientists at the US National Snow and Ice Data Center said data showed that the sea ice extent was tracking below the previous record low, set in 2007.

    Latest figures show that on 13 August ice extent was 483,000 sq km (186,000 sq miles) below the previous record low for the same date five years ago.

    The ice is expected to continue melting until mid- to late September.

    "A new daily record... would be likely by the end of August," the centre's lead scientist, Ted Scambos, told Reuters.

    "Chances are it will cross the previous record while we are still in ice retreat."

    BBC News - Arctic sea ice set to hit record low
     
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    I thought AGW cause droughts?

    Can't it make up it's mind?
     
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    Ice has been retreating for a while now, right?

    Do we want ice to cover north America down to the Bronx again?
     
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    It would clean the place up nicely! Think of all the benefits before you pooh pooh the idea!
     
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    nobody cares s0n.
     
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    The argument against climate change is so ridiculous,
    it's like arguing gravity plays no role in plane crashes!​

    (and the people who make these arguments,
    are nothing more than corporate bitches,
    doing what they're told like good little whore's)​
     
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    Sure thing buckwheat. Now, if only you could produce some actual physical evidence to support what you say you would have a point. However, as you can only provide useless computer model derived crapola you can take your infantile, science hating, uninformed opinion and stick it where it will do you some good.
     
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    Northern hemisphere snow cover (on land) is also at record low levels. That's not going to help matters, because of the lower albedo (darker ground) absorbing more heat. Another positive feedback to amplify the greenhouse gas warming.

    But then, that's just more direct physical evidence. How can that even hope to compare to denialist cultists crying out that there's no evidence but models?
     
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