Thursday, December 15, 2011

Arctic A/C about to quit

Some have asked me what has been happening to the Arctic sea ice since the huge meltdown of 2007.

Well, the report is out:

My readers may recall my writing, back in 2008/2009, that due to the vast amount of Latent Heat of Fusion absorbed by the huge ice melt of 2007, the Arctic would be temporarily cooled for 2008 and likely also 2009, but that another big melt, one of the last, would probably occur in 2010 or 2011. As the graph above attests, it is exactly what has happened.

The sea ice is the substance of the Arctic Air Conditioner. When ice melts, it absorbs the Latent Heat of Fusion to the tune of 80 calories per gram of ice melted WITHOUT TEMPERATURE RISE. But once the sea ice has melted out some time over the next few years, the Arctic temperature will skyrocket. Unless we could somehow halt it.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

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