Arctic Ice Still Going To All Melt Real Soon
New warning over Arctic ice-cap
Professor Peter Wadhams, from the University of Cambridge, told BBC News he has brought forward his estimates of the ice-cap's demise.
He believes the ice is now so thin that almost all of it will disappear in about a decade.
He says it will become seasonal, forming only during the winter.
He told the BBC: "By 2013 we will see a much smaller area in summertime than now, and certainly by about 2020, I can imagine that only one area will remain in summer."
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Professor Peter Wadhams from Cambridge University, UK, is an expert on Arctic ice. "Some models have not been taking proper account of the physical processes that go on," he commented. "In the end, it will just melt away quite suddenly. It might not be as early as 2013 but it will be soon, much earlier than 2040."
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Current computer models suggest that the Arctic will be entirely ice-free during summer by the year 2070 but some scientists now believe that even this dire prediction may be over-optimistic, said Professor Peter Wadhams, an Arctic ice specialist at Cambridge University.
There is a certain dogged consistency there, of course if he was arguing the opposite he would be seen as an Oil industry shrill...
University of Cambridge DAMTP: Professor Peter Wadhams' chief industrial links in ice research have been with the offshore oil and marine transport industries. He received continuous support from British Petroleum Co. from 1976 until 1992 for his research group at SPRI, covering funding of a technician and support for the design and development of novel instrumentation for use in Arctic ice engineering...