At this time of year, it truly is the land of the midnight sun. Normally it is very cold but something weird is forecast to happen again. Jason Samenow a weather enthusiast since age 10 and the weather editor for the Washington Post, wrote a heads up article about this a couple of days ago. There he … Read more Weird North Pole Forecast – #Arctic
Each month NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) issues a global analysis for the preceding month. The Nov data is now available. Basically they aggregate information from many different sources. This all then comes together to construct a global and near-global understanding of large-scale conditions. That of course takes time, hence these reports are typically … Read more What does the NOAA Global Analysis for Nov tell us?
The annual Arctic Report card has been published and it spells out some rather dire facts. Global warming in the Arctic region is accelerating and 2016 has been the warmest Arctic year ever recorded. “temperatures in the region continue to climb at double the rate of the planet as a whole.“ What is the Annual … Read more What does the latest Arctic Report Card tell us? – #Climate
I reported earlier, a few weeks ago, that #Arctic sea ice was in a rather dire condition and that something crazy was going on because in the middle of winter it was melting. So where do things now stand, has it all turned out to be a blip and things are now back to normal, or … Read more #Arctic Sea Ice
Fiona Harvey writes in the Guardian the following story … Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level Scientists warn increasingly rapid melting could trigger polar ‘tipping points’ with catastrophic consequences felt as far away as the Indian Ocean She is not alone. Andrew Griffin is writing a similar story in the … Read more Are we facing uncontrollable climate change at a global level? – #arctic
The extent of sea ice in the Arctic follows a very predictable seasonal variation for rather obvious reasons. (Hint: Winter tends to be a tad cooler than summer). Right now towards the end of November the sea ice should be rapidly expanding due to the reduced winter temperature, but it is not following the normal curve. 2016 … Read more Something Crazy is happening in the #Arctic right now – we should be worried