Arctic Ice Melt Shrinks At Record Pace, While Greenland Also Melts.

“I don’t think it is the 0.1 centigrade (0.18 degrees F.) warming around northern Greenland which is five times the global warming average that the Defense Department worries about as much as coming wars over water, food, fossil fuels and other Earth resources.”

- Andreas Muenchow, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. Earth, Ocean and Environment, Univ. of Delaware

August 17, 2012  Newark, Delaware - The U. S. National Snow & Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, reports, “The average pace of Arctic ice loss since late June 2012 has been rapid at just over 38,000 square miles per day (100,000 sq. km).  However, this pace nearly doubled for a few days in early August during a major Arctic cyclonic storm.”

 

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