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?:
UPDATE: Perhaps in response to criticism here, MIT has changed the press release wording. See below.
Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice
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 last three decades, this winter ice cap has shrunk: Its annual…
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