Tag Archives: melting ice

The laws of thermodynamics…beyond the power of the veto

One might say the melting is like weeping,
glacial tears upon the cheek of the sea.
Our lament is an embarrassment;
no excuse can set us free.
Memories of ancient times slipping through our grasp;
what once we thought forever has now become the past.
–OCA member Brian Grad

Arctic warming is worse than we thought

 

Warmth in Alaska, Cold in the Midwest – Signs of a Shifting Climate?

NASA authors explore the cause for the recent enormous avalanche that blocked the only land link between the ice-free oil port of Valdez and the rest of Alaska.  What does this have to do with the rest of us?  In essence, Alaska’s warmth is the “flip side of the coin” to the Midwest and Northeast’s frigidity, and the drought in the Southwest.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/fromthefield/2014/02/05/alaskapipeline/