Arctic sea ice succumbing to ... well, global warming
This will not be good news for climate skeptics. After holding out for a couple of years, the Arctic sea ice MAXIMUM looks like it will be a MINIMUM. I.e., the high point for sea ice cover in the winter is the lowest total maximum sea ice cover seen in a number of years.
I would think that warm Pacific Ocean temperatures, the weak El Niño that has finally been declared, might have contributed to this. But overall, it's due to things up north just being warmer. Arctic sea ice dwindles toward record winter low This is certainly important climate news, and has been promulgated through the media and Web. I wonder if it will break through to the major media? And I wonder what Senator James "Snowball" Inhofe will think of this news?