News that Russian scientist had to evacuate a scientific research station based on an ice floe – North Pole-40 – is another sign of how climate change is influencing the Arctic (see Floating research station in need of evacuation). The researchers had intended to stay until September but the floe started to break up earlier this month.
This short video from Climate Denial Crock of the Week illustrates how Arctic ice has decreased over the period 1979 – 2012.
Thanks to Arctic 2013.
See also: The Making of a Classic Climate Graph