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Old Saturday 19th November 2016, 22:10   #31
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Not surprising, sadly - the whole Arctic has been crazy hot for the last 2-3 months.

The sea temperature off Svalbard was 18C at the end of August and 17C at the end of October; should be max 3C in the summer.

Just as bad in the Southern Hemisphere oceans too, with record low sea ice for the time of year.

Combined, the total sea ice is seriously frightening now - see last 3 months on the graphs below. This has never happened before. I suspect this means we've passed the tipping point.
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