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Melting Arctic Sea Ice Causing More Warming Than Expected

Using satellite data researchers find effect of melting Arctic sea ice has greater impact on global warming than expected

Scientists have long modeled the expected warming due to the decreased albedo effect as melting Arctic sea ice exposes more open ocean. As early as the 1960’s climate researchers have predicted how this phenomenon will amplify global warming. Arctic ice melt, albedo and global warming Albedo is measured as a percentage, in this case the percentage of solar radiation a surface reflects back into …

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Climate Change News Round-Up: 2nd Hottest US Summer, Record Low Arctic Sea Ice, US CO2 Emissions Record, La Nina Returns

There's certainly no shortage of news, events, discussion and controversy to do with climate change and global warming these days, and this past week has been no exception. Several significant reports based on actual scientific data and analysis were released. Unfortunately, they don't bode well for the near or longer term future.

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NASA Data Shows Rapid and Accelerating Ice Loss, 2008 10th Warmest Year on Record, 2000’s Warmest Decade on Record (Despite Insistence of Deniers)

Nasa satellite data was presented today in San Francisco at the American Geophysical Union conference showing that up to two trillion tons of land ice has melted away since 2003. Primarily impacted are Alaska, Antarctica, the Arctic, and Greenland, which lost almost half of the total ice melt measured by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE). The ice tells us in a very …

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