"[The researchers] were guided by satellite observations that suggested that solid ice was present throughout this part of the Arctic. What they saw instead was something Dr. Barber says he's never observed before - broken, slushy, decayed ice with a thin veneer of harder ice over it, which their ship pushed through as if it wasn't there. This new kind of ice had fooled the satellites, and suggests that the permanent Arctic ice cover is in even more trouble than had been previously thought."
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Arctic Ice is Not Recovering -- And it Will Affect Your Backyard Too
Check out the story about Arctic Slush in the November 28, 2009 CBC Radio Quirks and Quarks show.
This makes the Comment by Sara Falconer of WWF Canada to an earlier post in this blog all the more relevant.
To save you time, here's the link to the WWF video about the Arctic in Your Backyard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IFCzdvjW_k
The discussion page is here: http://wwf.ca/takeaction/events/oil_and_ice_discussion.cfm