Saturday, January 22, 2011

Warmer Oceans, Decreasing Sea Ice, Warmer Oceans, etc.

"Hey! Where the hell has all the sea ice gone?"

  • Oceans have been hiding a lot of Earth's warming by burying it in the deep sea. The deep waters are now surfacing and melting ice on the Western Antarctic Peninsula. The trend means that we're already locked into long term melting and sea level rise.

Graphs are from a "Real Climate" update of model - data comparisons.

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