The arctic ice is melting – why is happening?

Our planet’s climate comes from very complex inter relationships; that is why climate modelling and climate predictions are so difficult. We just do not know precisely how much weight to put to each of the myriad factors and we do not know that we have even managed to identify each relevant factor. It is a bit like trying to do a massive three dimensional jigsaw whose pieces and whose picture is slightly changing all the time.

We have seen in the past thirty years that the Arctic is getting warmer and that Arctic ice cover is gradually getting les each Arctic summer. If this trend carries on at its same rate Arctic ice free summers are not too far away – possibly five or ten years. Continue reading