Pause? Really? Tell that to the Arctic.

I’m not going to go into all the garbage deniers spit out about the “pause” in global surface temperatures. For a start, there is no pause and even if there was, the global surface temperature record is only a small part of the picture. Regardless, I am yet to see a single credible explanation from any deniers for why natural systems continue to act as though there is no pause. Take the Arctic. The following pictures and video say more than anything I can write.

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What strikes me the most about this graph isn’t the September trend but the April trend. Every year the melt season is starting from a lower start point. Every year there is less and less volume. I wonder if global warming were to suddenly stop and level out if we haven’t already crossed a tipping point that would see ice continue to decline regardless? This continual loss in volume is demonstrated to dramatic effect in this video looking at the dramatic loss of multiyear ice.

Finally, area…

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