Return to Previous Arctic Conditions Unlikely Says NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Arctic Report Card 2010 says that warming conditions in the Arctic are pushing the region into a new and different climate state.

For an overview of how warming in Greenland is causing accelerated melt rates and contributing to sea level rise, read Tom Yulsman’s post. Tom interviewed Konrad Steffen,  director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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2 thoughts on “Return to Previous Arctic Conditions Unlikely Says NOAA

  1. Next summer’s melt season in Greenland could very well make news. Jakobshavn Isbrae, the world’s fastest moving glacier, jumped back by one mile in just two days this past summer. It may be poised to speed up even more in coming years. If it does, it could start to drain even more ice from Greenland, contributing to sea level rise.

    And now there are signs that the same process might get started with larger glaciers farther north.

    Here are the details: http://www.cejournal.net/?p=4225

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