What Melting Ice Means for Arctic Night

April 9, 2018

The Darkness is filled with life and light.

Video above is fascinating, and touches on how the marine ecosystem may be affected by changing climate and loss of sea ice.

Below, David Barber of the University of Manitoba fleshed some of that out for me not long ago.

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6 Responses to “What Melting Ice Means for Arctic Night”

  1. redskylite Says:

    Here is evidence of declining glaciers adding ice into the sea, while more land is exposed. Maybe the scientists involved will modify their expectations of the future with experience and hindsight, or maybe the acceleration will still catch them by surprise. Only time will tell.

    Greenland Glaciers’ Decline Tracked by NASA Satellites

    “Nobody expected the ice sheet to lose so much mass so quickly,” geophysicist Isabella Velicogna of the University of California, Irvine, said in the report. “Things are happening a lot faster than we expected.”

    https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2018-04-09-greenland-glaciers-decline-nasa-photo

  2. dumboldguy Says:

    Two great video clips—-the first one a visual delight as well as informative, the second one an especially clear and concise explanation of what’s going on with those among the biota that worry me the most—-the little guys.

    Life in the arctic evolved during millenia of ice presence—-destroying that ice over the span of a century is not good—-let’s hope enough adaptation will occur to keep something alive up there.


  3. […] What is happening to life in the Arctic as the sea ice melts away: There’s Way Too Little Ice Around Svalbard Right Now and  What Melting Ice Means for Arctic Night […]


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