Climate skeptics are afraid of Arctic sea ice loss. That's
because, no matter how hard they try, it's essentially undeniable that
it's happening. And it's obvious, and it's visible, and it will affect
charismatic megafauna like polar bears and seals and walruses and
puffins and ... well, a lot of Arctic animals. Most of them, actually.
So the skeptics play games with data, and in the middle of winter they pull
out arguments like the sea ice extent is really big. They play games
with polar bear population numbers, ignoring what's happening to the
most vulnerable populations because that's what's going to happen to
most polar bear populations in too short a span of time.
But as I pointed out via Twitter to public enemy Marc Morano, it's
first-year ice that's refreezing at the surface of the Arctic Ocean in
the Northern Hemisphere winter. Sure, when it gets cold the surface
freezes. But what can't be seen under the ice cover is how THIN it
is. Which means low volume. That problem is coming into clarity. And
this video demonstrates exactly what's going on, in a very visible
keep on denying, Morano and your ilk and misguided, sadly misinformed,
and politically-predetermined followers. The truth will bear us out.
But unfortunately, when the tide of truth turns, the cost of trying to
fix things will be much higher than if the propagandists supplying the
denial crowd with misinformation had not been able to do so.
And some things won't ever go back to the way they should have been, either.