Loss Of Arctic Ice From 1988-1996

During the winters of 1988-1996, winds blew a lot of thick ice out of the Arctic Basin

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“OTTAWA | Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:01pm EDT

(Reuters) – The multiyear ice covering the Arctic Ocean has effectively vanished, a startling development that will make it easier to open up polar} shipping routes, an Arctic expert said on Thursday.

Vast sheets of impenetrable multiyear ice, which can reach up to 80 meters (260 feet) thick, have for centuries blocked the path of ships seeking a quick short cut through the fabled Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific.”

Multiyear Arctic ice is effectively gone: expert | Reuters

New York Times 1958

“Some scientists estimate that the polar ice pack is 40 per cent thinner and 12 per cent less in area than it was a half-century ago, and that even within the lifetime of our children the Arctic Ocean may open, enabling ships to sail over the North Pole, as the submarines ‘Nautilus and Skate recently sailed under it. A ship bound from New York to Tokyo would save 2,500 miles by turning left outside the Nar- rows and sailing past Greenland in- stead of through the Panama Canal.

Although the idea that a solid ice sheet covers the central Arctic has lingered stubbornly in the popular fancy, the northern cap of ice worn by our planet is actually a thin crust— on the whole, only about seven feet thick—over an ocean two miles deep in places.”

The Changing Face of the Arctic; The Changing Face of the Arctic – The New York Times

Springtime in the Arctic | Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis

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4 Responses to Loss Of Arctic Ice From 1988-1996

  1. Michael Peinsipp says:

    1988-1196…uh 1988-1996.
    But if you are that old Tony more power to ya Old Man!!!
    Please keep up the great work Sir.
    We need to get you to Donald Trump and show him that the Green crap will destroy America.

  2. Tom Goldie says:

    Hey Tony, maybe write a book that will make you a multimillionaire:

    THE INCONVENIENT DATA

  3. Jake says:

    June 11, 2008
    Anote Tong, the president of the island nation of Kiribati is convinced his country is going to be a modern day Atlantis by the end of the century, and last week he took the opportunity to ask the international community for help finding new places to live for himself and his 97,000 compatriots as their 33 atolls vanish into the sea.
    Speaking at World Environment Day last week in Wellington, New Zealand, Tong issued the most stark plea yet that humanity figure out a way to stop global warming, arguing that it may be too late to save his country, whose highest point is only 2 meters above sea level.

    Today, there are still 33 atolls but now the current president has 120,000 compatriots to find homes for.

  4. Jake says:

    Sea-level rise is not accelerating, and has not accelerated since the 1920s.

    There are about sixty good-quality, 100+ year records of sea-level around the world, and they all show the same thing: there has been no statistically significant acceleration (increase) in the rate of sea-level rise in the last 85 years or more. That means anthropogenic CO2 emissions do not measurably affect sea-level rise, and predictions of wildly accelerated sea-level rise are based on superstition, not science.

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