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Satellite images of polar ice sheets taken in July 2006 and July 2007 showing the retreating ice during the summer. Photograph: Public Domain
Satellite images of polar ice sheets taken in July 2006 and July 2007 showing the retreating ice during the summer. Photograph: Public Domain

updated: November 30th, 2009

Scandal in academia — yet evidence still compelling for climate change.

Graphic images that reveal the devastating impact of global warming in the Arctic have been released by the US military. The photographs, taken by spy satellites over the past decade, confirm that in recent years vast areas in high latitudes have lost their ice cover in summer months.

Arctic sea ice, was believed to be experiencing a recovery of late based on satellite data, but sea surface observations, by researcher’s using ice breaker ships, revealed multiyear ice to be much thinner than climatologists thought.   

…ice conditions are even worse than feared after a survey found that ice detected as older and thicker by satellites is actually thin and fragile.

The loss of sea-ice habitat is considered the greatest threat to polar bear populations. 2008 Summer melting was equal in size to the states of Alaska, Texas and Washington combined — a shrinkage not predicted to happen until 2040.

Experts shocked by findings…

…ice is unable to withstand battering waves and storms because global warming is rapidly melting it…

The sea ice findings, will be published in the peer-reviewed journal, Geophysical Research Letters.

Hopefully, these ‘letters‘ are not the same ones hacked from the University of East Anglia, Climatic Research Unit, currently muddy the waters in the debate on how to deal with the challenges facing civilization in the face of sudden climate change.

…developing.

see also: Revealed: the secrete  evidence of global warming Bush tried to hide, guardianStudy debunks ‘global cooling’ concern of ’70sCOOLING CLIMATE ‘CONSENSUS’ OF 1970S NEVER WAS, Much less stable ice for polar bears… Scientist in climate change ‘cover-up’ storm told to quitClimate change data dumped, Leaked emails won’t harm UN climate body, says chairman

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