Re: [asa] Arctic melt worse than predictions

From: Jim Armstrong <jarmstro@qwest.net>
Date: Wed May 02 2007 - 20:07:42 EDT

There were also these two headlines.
Nothin's simple.
JimA
Kilimanjaro's Glaciers May Last Longer Than Predicted
<http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/05/070501-kilimanjaro.html>
The First Refugees of Global Warming
<http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/921961/the_first_refugees_of_global_warming/index.html>

Dave Wallace wrote:

> Arctic sea ice is melting at a rate far quicker than predicted by climate
>
> change computer models and could disappear completely before the
> middle of
>
> the century, scientists have warned.
>
> The study, published in the latest edition of the journal Geophysical
> Research
>
> Letters, found that the actual rate at which summer sea ice had shrunk
> per
>
> decade during the past 50 years was more than three times faster than
> an average
>
> of 18 of the most highly-regarded climate simulations.
>
> http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/05/02/arctic.ice/index.html
>
> This is not a good way for the models to be wrong as it probably will
> work as positive feedback until the ice is all gone. As the albedo
> goes down the temperature goes up which in turn melts the ice faster
> and faster.
>
> Dave W
>
>
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