Friday, April 8, 2011

Arctic warming breaks NASA's temp chart

Extreme Warming Forces Climate Scientists To Add Hot Pink To Temperature Map
ThinkProgress: As global warming from unlimited fossil fuel burning accelerates, the Arctic is being radically transformed. This winter saw large regions of Canada and Greenland about 10C above the historical average. Temperatures in eastern Canada in the dead of winter were a staggering 21C above average.

The extreme Arctic warming is wreaking havoc with the polar ecosystems and is linked to the catastrophic snowstorms that pummeled the United States. In a summary of how global climate change is becoming observable to people in their daily lives, NASA scientist was forced to redraw his global map with hot pink. 'One sure bet is that this decade will be the warmest in history, Hansen writes in his survey (.pdf)