Arctic sea-ice loss didn’t happen by chance

Arctic sea-ice loss didn't happen by chance.

Climate researchers use a new tack to try to eliminate the many variables which may have contributed to the recent extreme ice-cover loss being witnessed near the arctic poles and have discovered that only “green house emissions” can explain the current conditions at the poles.

Arctic Ice Melting

“In the end, only the increase in greenhouse gas concentration showed a physically plausible link with the observed sea-ice retreat. We expect a decreasing sea-ice cover for increasing greenhouse gas concentration, which is exactly what is observed,” Notz explains.

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The Sky This Month – May 2012

For the sky watchers out there we will be experiencing some rare activity in the night sky in the month of May. As we have been seeing all year Venus will continue to put on a show for us but in case you hadn’t heard we will also be heading through the comet trail of Hailey’s Comet so keep an eye out for that. If you want to know more about what to look for this month please visit this terrific reference for the night sky.

Night Sky May 2012

The Sky This Month – May 2012.

Venus makes an apparent dive for the Sun this month, Saturn puts on its best show in years, and Earth passes through the debris stream of Halley’s Comet causing the best meteor shower of the year for southern hemisphere observers. All this and more in the sky this month…

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