Daily Archives: December 28, 2016

Global Warming 2016: Arctic Spin

The useful thing about a canary in a coal mine is that it warns you of danger before the danger kills you.

When 2016 began last January 1st, the average temperature throughout the Arctic was fully 18°F (10°C) hotter than usual for New Year’s day, and the extent of sea ice in the Arctic was lower than ever before recorded for that date:

jan1

The extra-high temperatures and extra-low sea ice with which the Arctic started the year, was just the beginning.

Continue reading