Sunday, June 22, 2008

North Pole ice gone this summer

This image shows the Arctic as observed by the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite on September 16, 2007. The image shows a record sea ice minimum in the Arctic.Image via Wikipedia
Aalok Mehta aboard the C.C.G.S. Amundsen
National Geographic News

June 20, 2008

Arctic warming has become so dramatic that the North
Pole may melt this summer, report scientists studying the effects of climate change in the field.

"We're actually projecting this year that the North Pole may be
free of ice for the first time [in history]," David Barber, of the
University of Manitoba, told National Geographic News aboard the
C.C.G.S. Amundsen, a Canadian research icebreaker.

North Pole May Be Ice Free for the First Time This Summer
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1 comment:

reader Wil said...

Thanks for your visit! We have recently had an exhibition about the North Pole and people living in the Arctic regions. It was called "When the ice melts"...It was very impressive and scary at the same time. I wrote something about it on my blog in April. I feel sometimes very frightened of the fact that this all goes so fast!