Arctic Sea Ice - More is Less
Peter Wadhams, professor of ocean physics at Cambridge University who is on a research expedition on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, said: "We’re entering a new epoch of sea ice melt in the Arctic Ocean due to climate change.
"In five years’ time, most of the sea ice could be gone in summer with just an ’Alamo of ice’ remaining north of Ellesmere Island.
"In 20 years’ time, that will also be gone, leaving the Arctic Ocean completely ice-free in summer."
Melanie Duchin, Greenpeace expedition leader on board the Arctic Sunrise, said the extent of the melting sea ice was "another deafening alarm about the state of the world’s climate".
Imagine what they would have said if 2009 hadn't had had a lot more ice than 2008 which had more ice than 2007....