This may be far away and out of sight / out of mind, but it has serious implications.
In the dark no less, in an area that hasn’t seen the sun for two months. Where it should be bone-chilling cold.
So… maybe the idiotic denialisphere will wake up? Nah… there’s been plenty of opportunity for that. Ok then, never mind, they’re the walking dead anyway.
What about next year? What will this mean? Well, for starters, where ice should be building up, it’s diminishing, so the Jet Stream will be even more erratic then ever. And the weather variations (‘extreme’) will be pretty wild and crazy.
There will also be an increase in albedo due to the additional missing ice and exposed ocean. This will warm up the Arctic ocean even more. It could be that 2016 will be the year with virtually no summer sea ice at all – we will have to wait and see, but personally, I think it’s more likely then not. If so – decades sooner then ‘predicted’ elsewhere.
All this additional heat pumping into a region that should be very cold bodes ill for the entire planet. It’s a prediction that is now coming true – will anybody now finally listen?