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    Warming Arctic Sets Another Record

    The Arctic is having another rough year. This isn't too surprising as 2015 is set to be the hottest year on record and have a massive El Niño. As we know, the Arctic warms much faster than anywhere on the planet and it is really showing.

    NEW YORK -- The warming Arctic has set another record.The average air temperature over Arctic land reached 2.3 degrees F (1.3 degrees C) above average for the year ending in September. That's the highest since observations began in 1900.
    The new mark was noted in the annual Arctic Report Card, released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Arctic centers on the North Pole and reaches into North America and Eurasia.
    "Warming is happening more than twice as fast in the Arctic than anywhere else in the world. We know this is due to climate change," NOAA chief scientist Rick Spinrad told reporters in San Francisco at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union.


    Another record emerged for sea ice, which appears when Arctic Ocean water freezes. When it reached its peak coverage in February, it was the lowest maximum extent since records began in 1979. The minimum ice coverage, reached in September, was the fourth lowest on record.
    "We are increasing greenhouse gases, the planet is heating up, the ice is melting, and this means we should expect new records to be set," Jennifer Kay, an atmospheric scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research and Environmental Science at the University of Colorado, told CBS News last spring. "The record-low Arctic sea ice extent this winter is not surprising to me from a scientific standpoint."
    The retreat of sea ice is considered a threat to animals like walruses, which use it for mating, giving birth and getting out of the water.
    Walruses can use land instead to leave the water, but they are crowding onto beaches where a stampede can be devastating for calves, two editors of the report card told AP.
    Walruses have been hauling themselves out on land in northwest Alaska, a recent phenomenon, Martin Jeffries of the federal Office of Naval Research and Jackie Richter-Menge of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wrote in a joint email.
    Snow cover in June in both the North American and Eurasian parts of the Arctic was at the second lowest level since records began in 1967. Reduced snow cover lets more sunlight through to the land, which absorbs the energy and gets warmer. Since 1979, the extent of June snow cover has been dropping by 18 percent per decade, the study said.


    Warming Arctic sets another temperature record - CBS News
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    Lies, lies, all lies!!!! CBS News, a well known liberal organization, not to be trusted.
    Not to mention, the NOAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Lies, lies, all lies!!!! CBS News, a well known liberal organization, not to be trusted.
    Not to mention, the NOAA.
    Fucking NOAA

    You know they stranded those walruses themselves just to fabricate observations.
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    NOAA said the exact opposite.
    SHAPIRO: OK. So El Nino plays a roll. The Arctic oscillation plays a role. What about climate change? Is that playing a role?

    HALPERT: If it is, it's probably fairly insignificant at this point. If it were to play a role, it would be more likely if, somehow, climate change is impacting either the Arctic oscillation or El Nino, and we're not really aware that it is at this point. If you think about, maybe - the high temperature over the weekend was 70, so maybe without climate change, it would've been 69. I think it's a fairly insignificant role, if any role at all.
    Climate Change Plays 'Fairly Insignificant' Role In Current Warm Weather : NPR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    That's not what the OP is saying. That article is talking about how the warm weather (as in this winter in the US) is caused primarily by El Niño.

    The Arctic having the warmest YEAR and warming faster than everywhere else for multiple years and the decreasing ice is due to climate change. And El Niño is making the Arctic winter even worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    MMGW Enthusiast; Who is this Halpert guy anyway? Probably some nobody with no experience or education on MMGW.

    Person with a brain: Mike Halpert, NOAA's deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center

    MMGW Enthusiast: Well, who cares what he says anyway. It's settle science I WIN!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by B04 View Post
    MMGW Enthusiast; Who is this Halpert guy anyway? Probably some nobody with no experience or education on MMGW.

    Person with a brain: Mike Halpert, NOAA's deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center

    MMGW Enthusiast: Well, who cares what he says anyway. It's settle science I WIN!!!!!!!!
    Try actually reading the articles next time. Halpert was talking about the warm winter weather. As in over the short term. El Niño doesn't start having a significant impact on weather until the winter comes around.

    The OP is discussing the entire year in the Arctic, as well as trends in the Arctic over several years. Like I said, El Niño is probably going to make the Arctic winter worse when it's already had its warmest year recorded.
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