Apprapos of nothing, but I flew out of Barrow this Wednesday. I’m in Sitka for a conference (Whalefest). I’ll have more on that later, but for the moment, I thought I’d leave this little video of the up-and-away. The ocean back home is still in liquid form right now (or at least it was when we took-off), but it sure does look a little frosty around the edges.
Yep, that’s all folks.
That was incredibly peaceful and exhilarating at the same time … thanks. 😀
I was curious how the ice you saw on takeoff compared to the amount of ice from past years.
Checking with the National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) I see that this year’s Arctic Sea ice extent is skirting right at 2 full standard deviations below the 1981-2010 average.
That’s very, VERY low. It supports the theory of catastrophic global warming.
Comparisons to 30-year averages are pretty standard comparisons used in climate science when looking for statistical significance. We have it here.
When combined with proxy data back to 1953, this is among the best supporting evidence for catastrophic global warming theory there is:
That was amazing. And blessedly free of commentary thx! That there are still such regions of sparseness is somehow gratifying to me. I’ll say it again: amazing.
Joseph Palm said:
looks a tad cold and desolate. Whalefest made up for that?
Lovely perspective. Hoping for follow up on the Whalefest.
Lovely perspective. Hoping for a follow up piece on the Whalefest. Sounds interesting.