Posted by: JohnnyRook | August 26, 2008

August 26th Sea Ice Update: New Record Looks Increasingly Possible

The latest images from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) show an increasing rate of melt.

Arctic Sea Ice Graph August 25, 2008

Compare today’s sea ice extent with yesterday’s:

Arctic Sea extent Ice August 25, 2008

Sea ice extent for August 25,2008

Arctic Sea extent Ice August 24, 2008

Sea ice extent for August 24, 2008

Notice that the largest melt area is right where billlaurelMD predicted it would be in his weekly sea ice report.

Area of likeliest sea ice melt

Joe Romm is taking bets that all summer sea ice will be gone by 2020. To read about the bet and maybe get a piece of the action (against my advice, mind you) click here.



  1. Hey Mr. Rook … I posted something on this at DKos as well:

    Second least on record: 2008 Arctic sea ice extent

    I really didn’t think we were in this much trouble this year … but it appears that things have caught up with us.

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