Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Arctic Sea Ice Melting Away

Money in the banks is not all that's melted away.

Not so swiftly, the arctic ice is shrinking, but if a tipping point is reached the ice will soon catch up with the money. The financial crisis has diverted attention from the global warming crisis.

A University College London team has evidence that the arctic ice thickness last winter reduced by 26 cm on average below the mean of the previous five years.


The thickness measurements were made using a radar altimeter on the European Space Agency's Envisat satellite.

Not only is the ice thinning, it is also covering a reducing area of the arctic sea. So the overall volume of ice is shrinking.

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