Phineas Fahrquar:

Must be heresy. Obviously the man-evoked demon CO2 must be the source of the shrinking ice cap, and not something as straightforward and logical as a natural process.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum (Photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video)

UPDATE: Perhaps in response to criticism here, MIT has changed the press release wording. See below.

From MIT, now if they could work the wind patterns in, as NASA suggests, we might have a clearer picture of why the Arctic summer sea ice extent has changed.

Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice

Discovery of feedback between sea ice and ocean improves Arctic ice extent forecast.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Each winter, wide swaths of the Arctic Ocean freeze to form sheets of sea ice that spread over millions of square miles. This ice acts as a massive sun visor for the Earth, reflecting solar radiation and shielding the planet from excessive warming.

The Arctic ice cover reaches its peak each year in mid-March, before shrinking with warmer spring temperatures. But over the…

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  1. theebl says:

    Interestingly I have heard global warming supporters argue that wind patterns in the Southern Hemisphere explain why Antarctic sea ice has increased.

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