A large cyclone that crossed the Arctic in December 2015 brought so much heat and humidity to this otherwise frigid environment that it thinned and shrunk the sea ice cover during a time when the ice should have been growing.
Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/extremely-warm-2015-16-winter-cyclone-weakened-arctic-sea-ice-pack
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Some Context on sea ice prior to the 1979 satellite record. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ZHfkDjveZzXzVnTllQVm91RFk/view?usp=sharing
"It will without doubt have come to your Lordship's knowledge that a considerable change of climate, inexplicable at present to us, must have taken place in the Circumpolar Regions, by which the severity of the cold that has for centuries past enclosed the seas in the high northern latitudes in an impenetrable barrier of ice has been during the last two years, greatly abated.(This) affords ample proof that new sources of warmth have been opened and give us leave to hope that the Arctic Seas may at this time be more accessible than they have been for centuries past, and that discoveries may now be made in them not only interesting to the advancement of science but also to the future intercourse of mankind and the commerce of distant nations."
President of the Royal Society, London, to the Admiralty, 20th November, 1817 
Do you totally understand global warming ... let's start with the universe and how earth travels thru the galactic plane... each time it travels thru it changes where the magnetic fields from the Milky Way hits earth moving the poles slightly allowing for the ice caps to melt as they rearrange their positions . Then the ionosphere reproduction was thought to come from the sun... wrong! The ionosphere is or was created from the inside out from our thunderstorms ! Now you have or had military projects using Nikola Tesla's HAARP technology that sends up a radio signal that returns back to earth a million times stronger than it went up! It's removing the protection from the sun making a normal event out of control !
and how do scientists know that the melt isn't a good thing? what will we find buried up there? this is a planet after all and massive changes come due to tiny changes with our sun and the earth's tilt.
maxcap60 the problem is is that you are a random guy on the internet with theories. NASA is a government agency with orbital research tools and funding and has amassed (along with other nonprofit organizations, government and intergovernmental agencies) mountains of research science articles and papers. All following the same process of hypothesis, observation, experimentation, and conclusion.
kcthewanderer rofl.. the Chinese.. go live there.. see what humanities effect upon an environment can become... the fact there actually speaking up.. may just want to pay attention to a society that is mired in ill effects
kcthewanderer to quantify something does not support one side or the other.. its data to be used.. if it leads in a general direction that supports a analytical assumption.. well I'm glade i do not ask you for investment advice :p
The Total Solar Irradiance has been falling for more than 35 years...... WHILE the Global Average Surface Temperature has been RISING during the same period. Care to explain THAT?
So, no chance of a cooling climate, possibly not for 16,000 years, and perhaps not even then.
+Took the Red Pill
we're passed solar maximum, it's output has actually been pretty quiet lately. Solarham.net check it out for up to the minute imagery. and you can even verify it yourself with a filtered telescope.
Learning how to draw cartoon animals from the farm is not such a difficult task! Weve grown up surrounded by them! Farm animals are everywhere: In blockbuster movies, childs books, greeting cards. their shapes and images are printed in our minds!
In this section, I will show you how to determine what are the physical uniqueness of each animal and how to work with them. Then, you can practice drawing each cartoon character using basic shapes.
You will have the opportunity to make nice illustrations, practice sketching and cartooning using short easy lessons and complete your creation using a drawing software to create vector art if you want to! Cartoon drawing is really fun once you get into it!
Dont be afraid to try until you get it right. This method is really simple, but requires practice and observation. So, sit back and relax. Learn how to draw animals from the farm and start your journey on a good note!
Lets try s few basic characters to get started! :)
A cute turkey to begin with.
In this first tutorial, you can learn how to draw a fun turkey mostly made from small rectangles and large circular shapes. The posture of the character is really interesting. Not only is it easier to draw than a front version, but its also easier to add some perspective (as we can see with the legs). The fact that we just need to draw one wing is also interesting.
Most of these cartoon animals are not filled with complex textures or digital effects. In this case, the subject is filled with plain colors and only a few basic details (inside the tail) were added.
A nice turtle also from a side view.