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Polar Vortex Revenge? US Heat Waves..

By: arcticmelt, 7:03 PM GMT on April 25, 2014

http://www.livescience.com/45137-eastern-heat-wave- melts-greenland-ice.html..


In a reversal of this year's extraordinary winter weather, Greenland suffered the wrath of North America's epic heat waves in 1889 and 2012, a new study reveals.

"Last winter in the eastern United States, people associated the cold with the behavior of the polar vortex," said lead study author William Neff, a fellow at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. "In fact the polar vortex can show two faces: a cold one or a warm one depending where you are. Last winter it showed its cold face to folks in the East. In the summer of 2012 it showed its warm face

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Arctic Update..Huff Post

By: arcticmelt, 1:55 AM GMT on April 25, 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/arctic -sea-ice-update-the_b_5187264.html
Arctic Sea Ice Update: The Melt Is on, How Low Will It Go?Arctic Sea Ice Update: The Melt Is on, How Low Will It Go?

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Iceberg 8 x's size Manhatten gone

By: arcticmelt, 7:41 PM GMT on April 18, 2014

http://www.livescience.com/44935-gargantuan-iceberg -8x-manhattan-size-has-left-glacier-time-lapse-vid eo.html

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Green;and's iceca[ looses stability

By: arcticmelt, 2:48 AM GMT on April 14, 2014

http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2014/04/greenland s-icecap-loses-stability/ Greenland is losing ice from part of its territory at an accelerating rate, suggesting that the edges of the entire ice cap may be unstable.

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Abrupt Climate change in the Arctic

By: arcticmelt, 3:09 AM GMT on April 10, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2qfa3TYgcs Richard Alley at AGU meeting

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Climaye Code Red 2 degreesC/mention Arctic

By: arcticmelt, 6:41 PM GMT on April 08, 2014

http://www.climatecodered.org/2013/12/2-degrees-hot ter-not-acceptable-climate.html#more potentially dangerous unknowns – the slow feedbacks that will follow the thawing of the Arctic, the release of frozen reserves of methane and carbon dioxide in the permafrost, and the melting of polar ice into the oceans. They point out that 170 nations have agreed on the need to limit fossil fuel emissions to avoid dangerous human-made climate change.

“However the stark reality is that global emissions have accelerated, and new efforts are underway to massively expand fossil fuel extractions by drilling to increasing ocean depths and into the Arctic, squeezing oil from tar sands and tar shale, hydro-fracking to expand extraction of natural gas, developing exploitation of methane hydrates and mining of coal via mountain-top removal and mechanised long wall-mining.”

The scientists argue that swift and drastic action to limit global greenhouse gas emissions and contain warming to around 1°C would have two useful consequences. One is that it would not be far from the climate variations experienced as normal during the last 10,000 years, and secondly that it would make it more likely that the biosphere, and the soil, would be able to sequester a substantial proportion of the carbon dioxide released by human industrial civilisation.

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Arctic goes mainstream finally

By: arcticmelt, 7:41 PM GMT on April 07, 2014

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/our-year-extrem es-did-climate-change-just-hit-home-n70976

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OH hole pacific=more ozone depletion Arctic?

By: arcticmelt, 1:08 AM GMT on April 06, 2014

http://phys.org/news/2014-04-previously-unknown-atm ospheric-phenomenon.html
Recent research results show that an atmospheric hole over the tropical West Pacific is reinforcing ozone depletion in the polar regions and could have a significant influence on the climate of the Earth.

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Arctic earthquakes

By: arcticmelt, 11:18 PM GMT on April 04, 2014

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2014/03/feedbacks-i n-the-artcic.html..Ominously, patterns of earthquakes can be indicators of bigger earthquakes yet to come.

4. Situation looks set to get a lot worse

This situation looks set to get a lot worse. Extreme weather events and wild temperature swings look set to become more likely to occur and hit Greenland with ever greater ferocity. Earthquakes could reveberate around the Arctic Ocean and destabilize methane held in the form of free gas and hydrates in sediments underneath the Arctic Ocean.

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