"It is the unhappy fate of the scientist today that he must play the role of Cassandra in the body politic, sending his fellow men to bed with nightmares in the hope to be heard in time."

- Arthur von Hippel, in "The Molecular Designing of Materials" (h/t @upbeatprof)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Sea Ice Steeplechase

It is on, and our horse has taken the lead by a nose.


Image: NSIDC

4 comments:

Belette said...

I prefer this one:

http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm

Chuck said...

Is there an on-line betting pool for this season?

Aaron said...

I doubt if we have enough thick ice left for ringed seals to successfully rear young. This will leave polar bears hungry. I doubt if we have enough ice flows over shallow water for walrus to rear their young. . . . I think that over the next 5 years we will see a shocking loss of Arctic wildlife -- Even if we do not set any new records this year.

Chuck said...

Well, if nobody else is putting one together, here's an announcement:
http://lablemminglounge.blogspot.com/2009/06/minimum-arctic-sea-ice-extent-betting.html