Visualizing Changes In The Arctic Summer Minimum Since The 2007 Low

After writing my earlier piece showing changes in the Arctic maximum since 2007, Willis requested the same image for the minimum.  NSIDC does not archive extent images, but fortunately UIUC does archive sea ice concentration images.  Below is the equivalent image for September 15, 2007/2009.  Yellow represents areas of 30% concentration ice common to both images.…

WIRED Science: Tipping Point Not Likely for Arctic Sea Ice

While this article is encouraging when looking at the title, they are still pushing that “ice-free summer” meme. A late-winter expansion of Arctic sea ice is a good example of ice-forming dynamics that could keep the Arctic from hitting a “tipping point” in the near future. Some scientists have predicted that rising temperatures could create…

Climate Craziness of the Week: British lawyer urges UN to accept ‘ecocide’ as international crime on par with genocide

Supporters of a new ecocide law also believe it could be used to prosecute “climate deniers”. Effort started by Club of Rome lawyer. Excerpts from the Guardian article: A campaign to declare the mass destruction of ecosystems an international crime against peace – alongside genocide and crimes against humanity – is being launched in the…