Al Gore calls Sandy a ‘disturbing sign of things to come,’ urges climate action

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Al Gore calls Sandy a 'disturbing sign of things to come,' urges climate action By Ben Geman - 10/30/12 02:15 PM ET Al Gore said Tuesday that Hurricane Sandy is a 'disturbing sign of things to come' in a warming world and should prompt action to curb greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.

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SpaceBlues

Pasadena, TX

#1 Oct 30, 2012
Good man, Al Gore. Thanks, buddy. You have a significant place in world history.
PHD

Overton, TX

#2 Oct 31, 2012
We all have a significant place in world history. The Gore like the Donald just meet the press in a different way.
responder

Columbus, OH

#3 Oct 31, 2012
I predict a MESS of Rightie/Denier 'Global Warming is all about Al Gore, his house is too big and he flies too much!' idiot spam-posts.
PHD

Overton, TX

#4 Oct 31, 2012
Hay I predict a partly cloudy day today looking out my window.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#5 Oct 31, 2012
litesong wrote:
Arctic sea ice, either by satellite or submarine data, is above the 2007 and 2011 Arctic sea ice extent AND, a month later than 'normal', the sea ice average for the decades of 2000's, THE 1990's, AND the 1980's, at 7,390,313 km2 (October 29, 2012), the day's gain, Iowa-sized. The sun has been unseen from the North Pole for five plus weeks, temperatures above the 80th parallel, NOT NOW lower than the last three weeks of dates for 2007 & other recent years, temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean as low as -25 degC. After the Arctic cold outbreak, which is adding three plus feet of snow to the results of Hurricane Sandy, Arctic cold is once more building.

Arctic Ocean warmth is & will continue to keep Arctic sea ice thinner through the coming winter & even spring. As of October 2, Arctic sea ice VOLUME is ~23% lower than any satellite recorded year AND indications of submarine-detected Arctic sea ice yearly VOLUME.
Yes, the Arctic sea ice VOLUME is disappearing, year to year, quicker than the Arctic sea ice extent.
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litesong continues
Presently, Arctic sea ice extent is tied with 2007 AND 2011 sea ice extent for yesterday's date & is above the average minimum Arctic sea ice extent for the 2000's, the 1990's, & now the 1980's, at 7,498,438 km2 (October 30, 2012), the day's gain, Tennessee-sized. Temperatures above the 80th parallel have stabilized, at -17 degC. Present temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean, are way below freezing, numerous areas into minus teen digits, including many northern Canadian islands. THE SOLID SWATH OF COLD SIBERIAN TEMPS are at -16 to -19degC. The vast open Arctic waters north of Siberia have nearly been covered by Arctic Ice Pack. The huge sea ice floes that strongly developed in the vast clear waters north of Siberia(due to broad double digit minus Siberian temps spilled from North Pole's 6 plus weeks of darkness & vortex mixing breaking down stratified solar heated waters?), have done their job AND connected the Ice Pack to the entire Siberian coastline, truly a remarkable development!

However, Franz Joseph Land & Svalbard are still clear of the Ice Pack & so is the northern coast of Alaska!!

A detail noted 3 weeks ago is a raggy taggy developing edge along a part of the semi-circle, possibly NOT coincidental with the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS (plus?) OF SQUARE KILOMETERS, of waters north of Alaska & Siberia that are VASTLY CLEAR. Might the raggy taggy edge indicate huge turbulence & currents in this largest(ever?) ice free, & resulting southerly-directed heat stratified Arctic waters? I wonder if there might develop more raggy taggy edging, enough to form a swirl pattern?
Twenty days ago, noted near the raggy taggy ice pack, developed 3 tiny pixel ice floes(arced?), separated from the Arctic ice pack toward southerly directions. Nineteen days ago, the number of ice floes increased to 8 & indeed they formed an ARC. Pretty sure they represent a large scale vortex in open Arctic water!
Further data, show that the vortex was true!

Downwelling solar heats, in unusual clear Arctic Ocean & seas, normally sea ice covered in decades past, which have strongly transported extra solar energy to continental shelf, sea & Ocean depths for 4 months, is over. The sun is now a full 13.5+ Arc-degrees below the horizon as seen from the North Pole. Now, only Alaskan, far north European, & far western Russian southern Arctic seas get a skimming from the sun for a few hours a day, which is only single digit degrees off the horizon, at most!
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#6 Nov 1, 2012
litesong wrote:
Arctic sea ice, either by satellite or submarine data, is above the 2007 and 2011 Arctic sea ice extent AND, a month later than 'normal', the sea ice average for the decades of 2000's, AND THE 1990's, at 7,498,438 km2 (October 30, 2012), the day's gain, Tennessee-sized. The sun has been unseen from the North Pole for 6 weeks, temperatures above the 80th parallel, NOT NOW lower than the last three weeks of dates for 2007 & other recent years, temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean as low as -21 degC. After the Arctic cold outbreak, which has added three plus feet of snow to the results of Hurricane Sandy, Arctic cold is once more building.

Arctic Ocean warmth is & will continue to keep Arctic sea ice thinner through the coming winter & even spring. As of October 2, Arctic sea ice VOLUME is ~23% lower than any satellite recorded year AND indications of submarine-detected Arctic sea ice yearly VOLUME.
Yes, the Arctic sea ice VOLUME is disappearing, year to year, quicker than the Arctic sea ice extent.
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litesong continues
Presently, Arctic sea ice extent is above 2007 AND 2011, the average minimum Arctic sea ice extent for the 2000's, the 1990's, & now the 1980's, at 7,600,469 km2 (October 31, 2012), the day's increase, Kentucky-sized. Average temperatures above the 80th parallel have dropped to -19 degC, yet still 4 degC higher than average. Present temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean, are way below freezing, numerous areas into minus teen digits, including many northern Canadian islands. THE SOLID SWATH OF COLD SIBERIAN TEMPS are at -14degC. The vast open Arctic waters north of Siberia have been covered by Arctic Ice Pack. The huge sea ice floes that strongly developed in the vast clear waters north of Siberia(due to broad double digit minus Siberian temps spilled from North Pole's 6 plus weeks of darkness & vortex mixing breaking down stratified solar heated waters?), have done their job AND connected the Ice Pack to the entire Siberian coastline, truly a remarkable development!

However, Franz Joseph Land & Svalbard are still clear of the Ice Pack & so is the northern coast of Alaska!!

A detail noted 3 weeks ago is a raggy taggy developing edge along a part of the semi-circle, possibly NOT coincidental with the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS (plus?) OF SQUARE KILOMETERS, of waters north of Alaska & Siberia that are VASTLY CLEAR. Might the raggy taggy edge indicate huge turbulence & currents in this largest(ever?) ice free, & resulting southerly-directed heat stratified Arctic waters? I wonder if there might develop more raggy taggy edging, enough to form a swirl pattern?
Twenty days ago, noted near the raggy taggy ice pack, developed 3 tiny pixel ice floes(arced?), separated from the Arctic ice pack toward southerly directions. Nineteen days ago, the number of ice floes increased to 8 & indeed they formed an ARC. Pretty sure they represent a large scale vortex in open Arctic water!
Further data, show that the vortex is true!

Downwelling solar heats, in unusual clear Arctic Ocean & seas, normally sea ice covered in decades past, which have strongly transported extra solar energy to continental shelf, sea & Ocean depths for 4 months, is over. The sun is now a full 14 Arc-degrees below the horizon as seen from the North Pole. Now, only Alaskan, far north European, & far western Russian southern Arctic seas get a skimming from the sun for a few hours a day, which is only single digit degrees off the horizon, at most!

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