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THIS IS INCREDIBLY FRIGHTENING!, It is the middle of winter with 24 hours of darkness and it is above freezing above the Arctic Circle

THIS IS INCREDIBLY FRIGHTENING!
It is the middle of winter with 24 hours of darkness and it is above freezing above the Arctic Circle.
Time isn’t just running out, it has already run out. And we’re distracted.
03/03/2018
26 Comment:
Michael Pierce
22-02-2018, 15:29:08
That's actually terrifying.
Allen Callaway
22-02-2018, 15:52:53
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePh81BnL8hQ
Ron Braithwaite
Ron Braithwaite
23-02-2018, 01:07:42
“Their Brains Were Small And They Died”. That is truly depressing, but a nice tune to listen to as the Arctic melts.
Jim Moody
22-02-2018, 17:47:59
This may not mean anything, but we are on a trip to the very north of Norway and the weather has it been what people are describing as unseasonably mild. It's still very cold by my standards but the Seas are very calm.
Ron Braithwaite
Ron Braithwaite
23-02-2018, 01:10:35
I would love to be with you! The aurora photos you have shared have been exquisite. This isn’t new, however. When I rode up through the Yukon and Northwest Territories in 2000, the Inuit in Tuktoyaktuk all had freezers on their porches because the permafrost they traditionally used to keep their food frozen had melted.
Amethyst-Susan Brown-Feinberg
22-02-2018, 22:08:00
Very recently it has been observed that the Polar Vortex had been split In half by a ridge of high pressure. Causing temperature anomalies that we have seen down into the North American continent. Record temperatures, high and low, and now flooding as...
William Volk
22-02-2018, 22:39:33
Unless we get leaders to acknowledge the gravity of the situation, we are heading toward environmental catastrophe. The permafrost will release methane and the warming will accelerate.
Marc XaOs Anton
Marc XaOs Anton
23-02-2018, 02:11:49
William Volk re: permafrost melt / methane release: that's a big concern. The ice caps will take a while to melt, though it's looking like it may be faster than earlier models predicted. Sure it will be bad: the worldwide economy would take a catastrop...
William Volk
William Volk
23-02-2018, 03:02:27
Marc XaOs Anton this is true.
Ash Peltier
22-02-2018, 23:16:31
At least the crazy temps aren’t (in the lead image) over the northern steppes.
William Volk
23-02-2018, 01:01:32
Graph of what we’re seeing.
Shauna Swanson
23-02-2018, 01:22:21
Well this map is inaccurate, it certaintly is not below zero in washington
Dennis Kambury
Dennis Kambury
23-02-2018, 21:36:58
It’s not a map of the temperatures, Shauna; it’s a map showing temperature *differentials.*
Ron Braithwaite
23-02-2018, 01:24:13
Shauna, I’m not talking about Washington state, I’m talking about north of the Arctic Circle. Where all the many thousands of year old ice is. Where all of the many thousands of year old ice is melting. Where all of the many thousands of year old melted ice water is going to rise up and cover the low laying portions of Puget Sound and the rest of the world.
Paul A Thomas III
Paul A Thomas III
23-02-2018, 02:54:41
Ice in the water melting does not raise the level of the water. Ice on land melting (Greenland, Antarctica, other glaciers) does.
Ron Braithwaite
Ron Braithwaite
23-02-2018, 03:02:52
I’m well aware of that, Paul. When I was in the Arctic, the issue was that the ice on the land and the underlying permafrost was melting. When combined with weather related issues, that is absolutely terrifying. At least to me.
Shauna Swanson
23-02-2018, 01:25:54
Well, if its inaccurate its inaccurate
William Volk
23-02-2018, 01:45:25
ARCTIC. Above the Arctic circle.
Steven Szydlowski
23-02-2018, 02:24:58
The map shows deviation from average temperature, not absolute temperature.
Shauna Swanson
23-02-2018, 02:27:03
Well the deviation is extreme and not accurate
William Volk
23-02-2018, 03:01:06
The chart I posted is absolute °C. Not relative.
Shauna Swanson
23-02-2018, 03:03:49
The link has both
Ron Braithwaite
23-02-2018, 03:07:56
The chart says absolute C. The article says: “Some of the most extreme warmth of the year so far is forecast to flood the Arctic in coming days, with a number of areas seeing temperatures that exceed 45 degrees (25 Celsius) above normal (dark pink shades below) and up to 60 degrees (34 Celsius) above normal. The mercury at the North Pole could well rise above freezing between Thursday and Sunday.”
Shauna Swanson
23-02-2018, 03:27:27
And the article is innacurate
Steven Szydlowski
23-02-2018, 05:16:58
I am surprised by the confusion. The chart is clearly labeled with the word "Anomaly". It then goes on to say "The temperature difference from normal over the Arctic averaged over the next five days in the GFS model forecast. (University of Maine Climate Reanalyzer)" Why/how are people introducing "absolute?" A "find" of the word "absolute" returns zero results.
Ron Braithwaite
23-02-2018, 06:02:42
On the black chart.
Steven Szydlowski
Steven Szydlowski
23-02-2018, 06:08:14
The black chart refers to 80N or farther.
Ron Braithwaite
23-02-2018, 06:03:44
Shauna, please tell me how the article is inaccurate. I looked for something that might be interpreted as that, but couldn't find anything.
Shauna Swanson
Shauna Swanson
23-02-2018, 08:43:19
Non of thevtemp readings are accurate, its not below zero in washington for example and continues throughout the map
Ron Braithwaite
Ron Braithwaite
23-02-2018, 08:48:09
I just reread the article and looked at the charts and NOWHERE is there a mention of Washington or of anything significantly outside the Arctic. I don't think we are talking about the same things and I really don't understand what you are objecting to. PLEASE BE SPECIFIC!
Shauna Swanson
Shauna Swanson
23-02-2018, 08:55:49
I simply know how to read a map, part of my mental instability.

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