Less ice at the North Pole

This year on 3rd September Arctic ice started to grow again after the Arctic summer. Ice cover was the third smallest “since records began” but a word of caution needs to be injected here. Satellites have been monitoring the sea ice coverage since 1978. That is a short period of time in climate change terms, but it is the most accurate way to discover the extent of sea ice, and the changes to the extent of sea ice, over the years. Continue reading

Chaos and climate change

Do not worry when scientists predict the future events, particularly those relating to climate change. These predictions are never accurate because the topic is too complex. Accordingly we should always treat predictions that relate to glaciers melting by a specific day or a tipping point being reached at a specific point in time with a large pinch of salt. The time to worry is when scientists qualify their findings on the basis that they might be wrong. Continue reading