As the World Burns: The Inconvenient Truth of Greendale Rages On & On & On
The inconvenient truth of Neil Young's Greendale just gets grimmer and grimmer with each passing year, month and day.
As the 2010 global warming summit wraps up in Cancun, Mexico, NASA has just announced that 2010 will be the hottest year on record with still 2 weeks remaining in the year.
As Climate Progress blogs:
The extreme warmth in Northeast Canada is undoubtedly related to the fact that Hudson Bay was practically ice free. In the past, including the GISS base period 1951-1980, Hudson Bay was largely ice-covered in November. The contrast of temperatures at coastal stations in years with and without sea ice cover on the neighboring water body is useful for illustrating the dramatic effect of sea ice on surface air temperature. Sea ice insulates the atmosphere from ocean water warmth, allowing surface air to achieve temperatures much lower than that of the ocean. It is for this reason that some of the largest positive temperature anomalies on the planet occur in the Arctic Ocean as sea ice area has decreased in recent years.
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Greenpeace Display at Cancun