Arctic Ice Loss

When you look at this, remember the post here from a couple of days back of Greenland ice loss also:

The big Arctic news remains the staggering decline in multiyear ice and hence ice volume.  If we get near the Arctic’s sea ice area (or extent) seen in recent years this summer, then this may well mean record low ice volume the fourth straight year of low volume.  And the latest extent data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center suggests we will: Arctic poised for record low ice

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The Hidden Side of Memorial Day

Attention: This is a GRAPHIC post with pictures.  Do not read if you are easily offended or disturbed.

This Memorial Day, we are encouraged to remember the fallen soldier.  Memorial Day is a U.S. holiday, accompanied by remembrance, booze and plenty of partying. Some Americans will visit the endless graves of the departed, but most Americans don’t seem to bother.

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Damage Control

I have no idea how many people read this blog anymore, so sort of feel like I’m swinging into the wind (again).  But here are a few important news bits for your information:

Top Kill has failed.  Early reports state the LMRP effort has also failed (this was their backup plan).

At this time, it appears that a relief well is the only “real” option (which isn’t guaranteed to work either).  And that is months away from completion.  And unbelievably, they’re only now going to do one relief well, instead of two.

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