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Arctic defrosting and today's snowpocalpyse

Put simply, melted Arctic ice is playing part in the relentless blizzards and snowstorms across the rest of the country this winter and the world. Note the article was published 4 days ago.
Published on Friday, January 28, 2011 by Inter Press Service
Arctic Defrost Dumping Snow on U.S. and Europe
by Stephen Leahy

UXBRIDGE, Canada - The world's northern freezer is on rapid defrost as large volumes of warm water are pouring into the Arctic Ocean, speeding the melt of sea ice, according to a new study.

The world's northern freezer is on rapid defrost as large volumes of warm water are pouring into the Arctic Ocean, speeding the melt of sea ice, according to a new study. (NASA Goddard Photo)Surface temperatures in parts of the Arctic have been 21 degrees C above normal for more than a month in recent weeks.

"Boats were still in the water during the first week of January," said David Phillips, a senior climatologist with Environment Canada, referring to southern Baffin Island, some 2,000 km north of Montreal. This is a region that receives just four or five hours of weak sunlight during the long winter. Temperatures normally range from -25 to -35 degrees C but were above zero on some days in January.

"It's impossible for many people in parts of the eastern Arctic to safely get on the ice to hunt much-needed food for their families - for the second winter in a row," Phillips said in a report.

The warming and melting of the Arctic is happening much faster than expected and new data reveals that huge volumes of warmer water from the North Atlantic are now flowing into and warming up the Arctic Ocean, researchers reported Friday in the journal Science.

"In the past hundred years the waters in the Fram Strait have warmed about two degrees C," says co-author Thomas Marchitto, of Colorado University's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.

The Fram Strait between Greenland and Svalbard (Spitsbergen) is the major connection between the Arctic Ocean and the world ocean. An international team of researchers analysed marine sediments and found that temperatures of the northward inflowing Atlantic water varied by just a few tenths of a degree Celsius during the past 2,000 years. However, in the last hundred years temperatures have shot up by two degrees C.

"What's happening here is very unusual compared to the last 2,000 years," Marchitto told IPS.

Climate change is believed to be behind this warmer water because over 90 percent of additional heat trapped in the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas is going into the oceans, he said.

"The accelerated decrease of the Arctic sea ice cover and the warming of ocean and atmosphere in the Arctic, as measured during the past decades, are in part related to an increased heat transfer from the Atlantic," said co-author Robert Spielhagen, a palaeoceanographer at the Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Literature in Mainz, Germany.

Sea ice has declined dramatically during the short Arctic summers in recent years, with some experts now projecting that the ice cover will be essentially gone in as little as five years. Just a few years ago, no one thought a summer ice-free Arctic could happen before 2060.

The warming Arctic and melting sea ice is a planetary-scale change since the Arctic Ocean covers 14 million sq km, an area almost as big as Russia. The Arctic and Antarctic polar regions are key drivers of Earth's weather and climate. The rapid defrosting of the Arctic has already altered the climate system, researchers now agree.

IPS previously broke the story revealing that the snow and cold in the eastern United States and Europe during the winter of 2009-10 was likely the result of the loss of Arctic sea ice. The same thing has happened this year.

As more and more sea ice melts, there is more open water to absorb the summer sun's heat. A day of 24-hour summer sun in the Arctic puts more heat on the surface of the ocean than a day in the tropics, James Overland of the NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in the United States told IPS.

That extra heat in the ocean is gradually released into the lower atmosphere from October to January as the region slowly re-freezes months later than normal. This is a fundamental change - a large part of the Arctic Ocean is radiating heat instead of being cold and ice-covered. That has disrupted wind circulation patterns in the northern hemisphere, reported Overland and other researchers at the International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference in Norway last June.

The result: the Arctic stays warm and mid-latitude regions become colder and receive more snow for much of the winter. Last December was the coldest south Florida has experienced in more than a century of record-keeping.

Most of Britain suffered through its coldest December ever. Up in the Arctic, Coral Harbour on the northwest corner of Hudson Bay was above zero degrees C for two days in early January for the first time in history. Much of the eastern Arctic centred around Baffin Island averaged +21C above normal between Dec. 17 and Jan. 15 this year.

This looks to be the new normal since Arctic experts agree the melting sea ice is now locked into a death spiral.

"In future, cold and snowy winters will be the rule rather than the exception" in the eastern United States and Europe, Overland previously told IPS.

This week the U.S. northeast suffered through its sixth major snowstorm this winter, breaking all snowfall records.

Copyright 2011 IPS-Inter Press Service


No. The climate cult brainwashed you into joining Jonestown 03.Feb.2011 19:23

me

Think a bit more clearly. The only anthropogenic climate change is HAARP and chemtrails. Some background follows.

WRONG: "The world's northern freezer is on rapid defrost as large volumes of warm water are pouring into the Arctic Ocean, speeding the melt of sea ice,"

--Arctic Ice is at a very large extend now, more than previous years. And non-salt water would freeze faster anyway. These are just bought and paid for scientists.

CO2 is such a minuscule amount of natural CO2 it's not worth bothering about. CO2 as a poster boy is mere advertising to sell corrupt carbon credits in the hundreds of billions of dollars, instead of worry about 'the climate.' There are many more documented poisons in the atmosphere that are far more important to our health and the health of the world's life. Since when did environmentalism get shrink wrapped to only sell global carbon credits and ignore the far more documented health dangers of many other real dangers?

You are being manipulated by psychopaths who want centralized global development jurisdiction when they talk CO2.

REMEMBER THIS NEXT TIME YOU POST: Trenberth, the arch-warmist, perhaps is best known for writing the Climategate email which went:

"The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't."

The lack of warming. Read it once more. In private they talk science like in the email above.

In public they scare you for their paymasters and their (now) bankrupt scientific careers.

Meanwhile, the data against the warming hypothesis keeps growing:

1.

The glaciers that are actually GROWING, not shrinking: Climate change not as catastrophic as scientists first thought

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:25 PM on 27th January 2011

* Comments (153)

Climate change may not be as catastrophic for Greenland's icecaps as scientists first thought after researchers found hotter summers may actually slow down the flow of glaciers.

Increased melting in the warmer summer months is causing the internal drainage system of the ice sheet to 'adapt' and accommodate more melt-water, without speeding up the flow of ice toward the oceans.

...

2.


HIMALAYAN GLACIERS 'ARE ADVANCING' (NOT SHRINKING) AS WELL

Scientists today said Himalayan glaciers are actually growing and not shrinking.

Half of the ice flows in the Karakoran range of the mountains are advancing and not retreating, researchers announced in the first major study since a 2007 United Nations [LIE FILLED] report warned the glaciers would melt by 2035.

The new research, carried out by scientists at the University of California and the University of Potsdam, concluded that global warming is not directly responsible for how glaciers fare.

Dr Bodo Bookhagen told the Daily Telegraph that 'there is no stereotypical Himalayan glacier' and said the UN's report 'lumps all Himalayan glaciers together'.


 link to www.dailymail.co.uk

So with all these advancing glaciers (i.e., more ice year after year), there's nothing to worry about. The worry was put in your brain with Gore's 300M dollar campaign of manipulation over the past decade

The arch warmist himself, Al Gore, leaves his car on when he attends such 'Jonestown-style' climate conferences:

A VERY inconvenient truth: Al Gore 'left car engine running during hour-long environment lecture'
By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 3:57 AM on 30th October 2010

"His mistake was compounded further by the fact that he had asked his distinguished guests to attend the event by public transport in order to minimize CO2 emissions...Swedish law prohibits - for environmental reasons - any car engine being left running without its driver for more than 60 seconds. The fines for breaking that law are severe but it appears Gore has not been fined."

 link to www.dailymail.co.uk

"US is going to grow increasingly bored with the Great Global Warming Scam. Cap and trade will go the way of the failed Chicago carbon exchange - and with it all prospects of a binding global agreement on carbon emissions. But that's only the beginning of the fun. Thanks to the glorious mid-terms, the House is about to fill up with red meat conservatives who know "Climate Change" is a crock and will be hoping to secure some kind of Climate Nuremberg. Then, when Obama goes in 2012, the whole AGW issue will as far as America is concerned be dead in the water."

 link to blogs.telegraph.co.uk

"Informed people know about "Anthropogenic Global Warming" (ie, it's a crock) and what our governments are doing in response (ie, "Nyah nyah. Not listening. We're going to go ahead with our crazy tax, regulation schemes anyway") I refer you to this superb summary by M'Learned Friend Booker. Since then, despite a series of unconvincing attempts to clear the Climategate scientists, it has become clear that the 20-year-old climate scare is dying on its feet. The money draining away from the Chicago exchange speaks louder than all those inquiries - and the same point will be made obvious in a fortnight's time in Cancun, Mexico, as the UN attempts to salvage something from the wreckage at a conference that will draw scarcely a tenth of the numbers that met in Copenhagen."

I repeat, the only documentable 'anthropogenic climate change' is the HAARP and chemtrails. CO2 assumptions are projections only from a computer model that doesn't predict anything that has been occurring.

The military-industrial complex is letting the world flounder around under major ocean and land storms to perfect its weather control. They have the power to disrupt these storms already. Whether they have perfected the storm steering of storms yet is unknown though they have had the storm abatement technologies for DECADES:

Ben Livingston on how the US government has manipulated the environment for over four decades
 http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-father-of-weaponized-weather.html

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.tv
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Veteran weather modification expert Ben Livingston is a former Navy Physicist who briefed President Lyndon B. Johnson on the effectiveness of weather control back in the 1960′s during the Vietnam era, when he was involved in cloud seeding programs that worked to slow down the advance of Vietnamese and Korean troops. Livingston asserts that asserts that hurricane control was a national priority of the government more than 40 years ago and that the technology was fully operational to control the weather at the time.

In this exclusive interview for Prison Planet.tv subscribers, Livingston explains how for decades the US government has had the power to both lessen and increase the severity of adverse weather for their own purposes.

It's an inside job 05.Feb.2011 15:55

Cheney's brain

The ice is melting because explosives were placed on the arctic ice sheets by the zionists. Anyone who disagrees is stupid and is part of the conspiracy.