We have lessons to learn, but we ignore them.Some of this might be to do with reduction in aerosols (SO2)
Aerosols reflect sunlight back into space, causing some cooling. Because of the COVID19 pandemic there is less aerosol biproduct from industry, car exhausts and especially shipping etc. It is having a MAJOR impact on Arctic ice!
Thanks to DRAH for alerting me to this.
https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,3017.msg275622.html#msg275622- 2020 area is at position #3 in the satellite record.
- 2020 Area is 403 k less than the 2010's average
- 2020 Area is 1,213 k less than the 2000's average
- 2020 Area is 209 k less than 2016
- 2020 Area is 95 k more than 2019
- 2020 Area is 89 k more than 2012
https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,3017.msg276533.html#msg276533There ain't no stoppin' it now .. https://go.nasa.gov/39oSyYL
for the 1'st time in 10 days we get to see the unfolding horror of the Atlantic side . Pagophilus showed the damage north of FJL . I see it extends as far as can be seen .. 86.5'N . The state of the ice here is as bad or worse than the ice between Laptev and pole . Coupled with the video of Polarstern and the ice flow , I see no reason for any of the ice on the Eurasian side of the meridian 0/180' to survive .
this update has just been patched into worldview .. between G'land and the pole .. the hue of the blue has darkened and it is easy to see water between the rubble = trouble . It looks as if even here in the bastion of ice there is no defence . Looks like only 5% of the ice here would make it through a serious assault .. the whiter blocks and specks .