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Friday, December 03, 2021

This past summer, for the first time in recorded history, rain fell at Greenland's summit. Greenland experienced what the Washington Post called a "major melting event," and the amount of ice mass lost on that weekend was seven times the daily average for that time of year.



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...The planet's warming is transforming the sprawling and fragile Arctic, moving it toward a future that can be summed up in four words: more rain, less snow, according to a new study in Nature Communications.

The team of researchers, led by Michelle McCrystall at the University of Manitoba in Canada, predict the Arctic is on a path to see more rain than snow, a fundamental shift that could occur between 2060 and 2070, decades earlier than expected.

"What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay there," said McCrystall, according to The Guardian. "You might think the Arctic is far removed from your day-to-day life, but in fact temperatures there have warmed up so much that [it] will have an impact further south."

"The fact that there could be an increase in emissions from permafrost thaw or an increase in global sea-level rise, it is a global problem, and it needs a global answer."

The study cited the increase in rainfall -- due in large part to the loss of sea ice, as well as more open water and warmer air temperatures -- all leading to more evaporation, This sets the stage for a wetter Arctic.

The researchers say the rainfall-dominated Arctic has the potential to destabilize Greenland's ice sheet mass balance, triggering a global rise in sea levels....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-03 12:06 PM | Reply

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Where's the Snow? Rockies Winter Starts With a Whimper

... Denver's winter has started with a whimper, and the parched mountains to the west aren't faring much better.

The Mile High City has already shattered its 87-year-old record for the latest measurable snowfall set on Nov. 21, 1934, and it's a little more than a week away from breaking an 1887 record of 235 consecutive days without snow.

The scenario is playing out across much of the Rocky Mountains, as far north as Montana and in the broader Western United States, which is experiencing a megadrought that studies link to human-caused climate change. It's only the second time since 1976 that Salt Lake City has gone snowless through November, and amid the unseasonably warm weather in Montana, a late-season wildfire fueled by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town this week.

The warm and dry weather has drawn crowds to restaurant and bar patios in Denver, and the city's parks and trails have been bustling with people basking in the sunshine in shorts, short sleeves and occasionally flip flops.

As enjoyable as the weather is, climate scientists and meteorologists are warning that prolonged drought could threaten the region's water supply and agriculture industry. It also could hurt tourism, which relies heavily on skiers, snowboarders, rafters and anglers. ...

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-03 01:53 PM | Reply

Not to worry.

Bezos has a plan to block the Sun.

So we can keep burning fossil fuels and destroying this planet.

Then we'll all move to Mars.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-12-03 02:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Remember, global warming is a hoax! Nothing man does changes the weather! Keep burning oil forverrrrr!
--Big Oil and the GQP--

#4 | Posted by e1g1 at 2021-12-03 08:42 PM | Reply

Zero snow on the ground here. We've had more rain in the last month that we had so far this year.

On the bright side, the fires are out.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-12-03 09:14 PM | Reply

Just you watch... by April all this will go away. It's just a democrat hoax.

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-12-04 10:53 AM | Reply

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