"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." Dalai Lama

Sea Ice in Its “Death Spiral”

by Matthew McDermott

FILED IN: The Biofiles

After the ominous news that North American permafrost (and presumably European and Asian, as well) stores 60% more greenhouse gases than we thought, here’s another siren announcing that we are rushing full speed ahead towards a climatic tipping point:

Scientists are reporting that the extent of sea ice in the Arctic is at the second lowest point on record. Currently ice covers 2.03 million square miles; last year’s sea ice coverage, 1.59 million square miles, set the record. In the past ten years Arctic sea ice has declined 10 percent.

SIMILAR ARTICLES

  • Arctic ice island breaks in half The giant Ayles Ice Island drifting off Canada’s northern shores has broken in two - far earlier than expected. In a season of record summer melting...
  • No ice at the North Pole? It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice is on course to disappear entirely from the North Pole this year. The...
  • Massive Arctic Sea Ice Loss: 1979-2007 (Video) A new animation from NASA shows that Arctic sea ice loss over the past 28 years has been enormous… with potentially devastating consequences for the...
  • Brazil seizes livestock to protect rainforest In an unprecedented move against rogue cattle ranchers in the Amazon, the Brazilian government has seized livestock grazing there illegally, the new environment minister announced...
  • North America’s largest solar-electric powerplant switched on North America’s largest solar photovoltaic system is now running and generating power — about 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. The 14 megawatt power plant...
  • Issue 7 Editorial With this issue, Biophile is one year old. It has been a wonderful experience getting the magazine out there every couple of months. We have...

2 Comments »

  1. http://ourcivilisation.com/aginatur/swindle.htm

    Is it real?

    Comment by Craig

  2. After reading an article linked to Craig’s comment I was shocked to see that skeptic scientists still exist (although note that the article was written in 2007). In in his book “Heat - how to stop the planet from burning” George Monbiot dedicates almost a chapter to the topic why scientists will deny the obvious fact of man-induced global warming, ridiculing it for many silly reasons and a lot to do with money. Well, tell that to the drowning polar bears, that it’s only natural that they will become extinct in the next few decades and that men have had nothing to do with it.

    Comment by Anastasia

Leave a comment

Subscribe to comments on this post

CURRENT ISSUE

Cover of Issue 28

Issue 28 of Biophile is now on sale at CNA, Exclusive Books, other bookshops, Dis-Chem Pharmacies and your local Health Shop... find out more

EDITORIAL

I was just checking the website of the SEXPO which has just visited SA, this is what the Cape Town site says. . . . “The world’s largest Health, Sexuality and Lifestyle expo is coming back to Slaapstad and it’s bigger and sexier than ever! continue reading

ECOTELLY

Visit Ecotelly.com for more videos

AWARD

Award Web

Biophile recently received recognition for its contribution to the print & internet category at the 20th SAB Environmentalist & Environmental Journalists of the year Awards. Congratulations to a dedicated team!

ABOUT BIOPHILE

Biophile magazine is published every two months by Biophile cc. The magazine is edited by Chris Lautenbach, while subscriptions and advertising are managed by Lindsay Mitchell.
The telephone number is 021 789 0694 and you can send faxes to 086 514 9668 and letters to PO Box 39277 Capricorn Square 7948.

SPONSOR