Friday, September 13, 2013


The Bet with Paul Sabin—Energy Abundance and Climate Change |
[Bryan Walsh] Human ingenuity has made it likely that we’ll have more than enough oil, coal and natural gas to power the world—and to cook ourselves if we let it happen. We need to choose to save ourselves.
Arctic crash kills University of Manitoba researcher, 2 others | CTV Winnipeg News
Hochheim wasn't deterred by the extreme northern climate or the rigours of working in the Arctic, he said. His research on sea ice was crucial to understanding climate change in the North, he added.

"The Arctic has been changing more than any other region on the planet, and really the only reason we know the extent to which it's been changing is using remote sensing," Papakyriakou said. "That was right up Klaus's alley. His work was front and centre in that particular arena.
'It should have been me': scientist in charge of deadly Arctic research mission - Brandon Sun
"It was a very routine operation," said [David] Barber, Canada Research Chair in Arctic Systems Science at U of M. Flying out from the Amundsen, they would have been low over the surface, measuring through lowered sensors the depth of the ice, he said.
"We don’t do it for a paycheque, we do it because it makes a difference" to everyone on the planet to know what climate change is doing to the Arctic sea ice, he declared.
Flashback: Arctic sea ice has nearly vanished, expert fears - The Globe and Mail
David Barber says the thick, multiyear frozen sheets crucial to the northern ecosystem have been replaced by thin "rotten" ice which can't support the weight of the bears.
Flashback: ‘Multiyear Arctic ice is effectively gone’, Tech
2009: “I would argue that, from a practical perspective, we almost have a seasonally ice-free Arctic now, because multiyear sea ice is the barrier to the use and development of the Arctic,” said Barber.
2008 Flashback
[Barber] said he estimates the Arctic sea should see its first ice-free summer around 2015.

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