Arctic temperatures warmest in over 10,000 years

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Arctic temperatures are the warmest in more than 10,000 years, speeding the thaw of permafrost in Canada’s North, shows climate research out of the University of Alberta.

“We’ve known that the last few decades have been very warm. But we’ve found that temperatures are on the order of two degrees Celsius warmer than any time in the last 10,000 years — that was a surprise,” Duane Froese, professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science, and Canada Research Chair in Northern Environmental Change…

❝ The study found that previous record highs occurred during the early Holocene period — around 9,900 and 6,400 years ago. But even without the unique circumstances of that period, when the Earth’s axis was more strongly directed toward the sun, current Arctic temperatures have exceeded those records.

“All indications from this new study are that temperatures and the impacts of recent warming are only picking up and getting stronger,” said Froese. “We are moving into uncharted waters with respect to climate change in the North.”

Gee, I hope this doesn’t upset the Trump supporters who are dedicated to searching for “science” that backs the fantasies of their Great Leader.

3 thoughts on “Arctic temperatures warmest in over 10,000 years

  1. Profit of Doom says:

    “Climate Chaos Is Coming —and the Pinkertons Are Ready : As they see it, global warming
    stands to make corporate security as high-stakes in the 21st century as it was in the 19th.” (NYT)
    See also “How Big Business Is Hedging Against the Apocalypse : Investors are finally paying attention to climate change — though not in the way you might hope.”

  2. Ahoy says:

    As global warming creates shipping routes that can cut across the northern tip of the planet, a new port is being built on the fringe of the Arctic circle. Ships stopping at the new Icelandic port on the island’s northern tip stand to reduce their travel time considerably. “If the northeast passage between Asia and the U.S. becomes navigable all year round, the journey times between these continents will be reduced by more than two weeks,” according to Germany’s Bremenports GmbH.

  3. Daniel 5:5 says:

    The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70 trillion to the world’s climate bill, according to the most advanced study yet of the economic consequences of a melting Arctic. (National Geographic April 23, 2019)
    “Climate policy implications of nonlinear decline of Arctic land permafrost and other cryosphere elements” Nature Communications (4/23/19)

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