Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Climate change: melted

Some good news from the Arctic for a change:

Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have passed its minimum extent for 2008 without breaking last year's record.

The US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) says the ice covered 4.5 million sq km (1.7 million sq miles) at its lowest point on 12 September.

Last year's minimum was 4.1 million sq km (1.6 million sq miles).

So, not as bad as it could have been - it's only the second lowest extent ever recorded, rather than setting a new record.

I am now waiting for the obligatory release from the Deniers saying that this shows that global warming is a myth.

More information at NSIDC.