Abnormal Antarctic Heat, Surface Melt, Giant Cracks in Ice Shelves — More Troubling Signs of a World Tipping Toward Climate Chaos

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Around its edge zone, and from glacier top to ice shelf bottom, Antarctica is melting. Above-freezing surface temperatures during the austral summer of 2016-2017 have resulted in the formation of numerous surface-melt ponds around the Antarctic perimeter. Large cracks grow through Antarctic ice shelves as warmer ocean currents melt the towering glaciers from below. The overall picture is of a critical frozen region undergoing rapid change due to the human-forced heating of our world — a warming that has brought Antarctica to a tipping point, for such fundamental alterations to Antarctic ice are now likely to bring about a quickening rate of sea-level rise the world over.

Surface Melt Visible From Satellite

During 2016-2017, Antarctic surface temperatures ranged between 0.5 and 1 degree Celsius above the already warmer-than-normal 1979 to 2000 average for most of Southern Hemisphere summer. While these departures for this enormous frozen continent may not sound like…

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The Human World Has Never Experienced A Time When Global Sea Ice Was So Weak and Reduced

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Neven — one of the world’s most beloved sea ice trackers — has again taken a break from his much-earned sabbatical to issue yet one more warning on the state of global sea ice.

His report, based on this month’s bombshell National Snow and Ice Data Center statement, can best be described as an urgent call for action on the part of the global community to redouble efforts aimed at reducing the wide-ranging and expanding harms caused by the terrible warming trend we have artificially forced upon our world.

Neven is a kind, honest, and open soul. He is also one of the smartest and decent fellow bloggers I have had the good fortune of encountering in my many travels during my last four years of covering the slow motion global train wreck caused by our widespread and vastly irresponsible burning of fossil fuels. In other words, the…

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Honoring the Spirit of the Wind — A Farewell to Fellow Climate Scribbler David T. Lange II

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Over the following days everything in PDX dried out — the air, trees, soil. There was a snapping sensation as all moisture was expelled. Like … second crack (coffee roasting). I felt it. It smelled acrid… It’s no wonder the Pacific Northwest is burning in explosive wildfires.David T. Lange in his description of impacts caused by the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge during 2015.

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To say that climate change is a crisis intertwined with a vast, burning-driven damage to human, plant, and animal bodies caused by particulate air pollution and its related 7 million annual (human) deaths is the very epitome of understatement. No-one knew this better than my good friend and fellow scribbler David T Lange.

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(David T Lange took this photo from beneath the hot dome of the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge during the summer of 2015. At the time, wildfire smoke from blazes sparking off…

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Vindication of My Viral Video: “Unprecedented, Jet Stream Crosses Equator”

Paul Beckwith, Climate System Scientist

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Jet Streams Smash Equatorial Wind Cycle // Published on Sep 21, 2016

On June 28, 2016 my viral video on the jet streams crossing the equator was released, generating immediate controversy and attacks.

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This was followed by the video, More Evidence On Equatorial Crossing Jet Streams.

My claims are now supported by a peer reviewed paper showing that the stable 28 month cycle of equatorial stratospheric wind reversal (QBO–Quasi-biennial oscillation) has been disrupted in an unprecedented fashion (first time in 60 years) by jet streams crossing the equator.

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Links to Earth Null School, for your convenience, here.  Robert Scribbler’s recent post, ‘Giant Gravity Waves Smashed Key Atmospheric Clock During Winter of 2016 — Possible Climate Change Link‘, here.

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Phys.org article, ‘Unprecedented atmospheric behavior disrupts one of Earth’s most regular…

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Arctic Air Temperatures are Set to Hit 35 to 55 F Above Average by Thursday — Out of Season Sea Ice Melt Possible, Again

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“It looks like a triple whammy – a warm ocean, a warm atmosphere, and a wind pattern all working against the ice in the Arctic.”NSIDC director Mark Serreze.

“Unfortunately, Arctic sea ice extent growth has once again slowed this week…”Zack Labe

“Huge surface air temperature anomalies over the Arctic this working week… over 25C warmer than average in parts.” — James Warner

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This year, it’s a challenge to find a time when the Arctic Ocean has ever represented anything resembling normalcy. Record low sea ice extent values have occurred for more than 50 percent of days measured. And well above average temperatures have invaded the Arctic during winter, spring, and fall. With another huge wave of ridiculous warmth building up over eastern Siberia this week, the hits just keep on coming.

Major Warming Over Siberia, Chukchi and East Siberian Seas 

The present big…

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Jet Stream Crosses Equator, Unprecedented?

Paul Beckwith, Climate System Scientist

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Unprecedented?  Jet Stream Crosses Equator // Published on Jun 28, 2016

The jet stream in the Northern Hemisphere has crossed the equator and joined up with the jet stream in the Southern Hemisphere. This is new behaviour, and indicates that climate system mayhem is ongoing.

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Our  climate system behaviour continues to behave in new and scary ways that we have never anticipated, or seen before.

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Welcome to climate chaos. We must declare a global climate emergency.

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Gloucester Cathedral: From dusk to nightfall.

   
    
    
    
 I don’t know what it is about Gloucester Cathedral. From any angle, any time or any day, it never looks anything less than majestic. Perhaps this is the mark of an iconic building steeped in the lives of those who have visited and worshipped over many generations.