Saturday, April 6, 2013

VIDEO: Arctic Death Spiral - a marine scientist talks about the Arctic

Kenneth Dunton, Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of Texas, Austin, has a somber video - A marine scientist talks about what the disappearing ice means for humans and animals in the "new" Arctic.

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If you were wondering whether “death spiral” was the right visual metaphor for the collapse of Arctic ice, Here is a graphic for you:
It is almost certainly too late to save the Arctic’s summer sea ice from near-total destruction. Let’s hope the same isn’t true for the biosphere. The time to act is now if we don’t want to betray our children and future generations.

The climate has shifted to a new state capable of delivering rare & unprecedented weather events.”
 - Dr. Jeff Masters, Weather Underground director of meteorology 

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