Saturday, September 10, 2011

Don't look now but we could be in for another record low ice pack in the Arctic

Not a good day any way you look at it. If you don't believe in global warming, this is just more evidence that you're wrong. And, if you do believe, the most recent satellite data I spose is just more to worry about... indications of a strong possibility the extent of ice in the could be at a new low before melting reverses later this month.

The National Snow and Ice Data Center says the ice extent is already below the minimum levels reached in all other years except for the 2007. So, even if the ice-covered area begins to grow again as of today, 2011 would already have the second-lowest ice coverage in the Arctic ever measured. In addition to 2007, 2008 and 2010 are currently the 2nd and third lowest ice years.

Global warming deniers can huff and puff and blow a lot of smoke, but it is pretty tough to explain how the ice in the Arctic, that has endured for millions of years, continues to vanish right in front of our eyes, year after year. Especially difficult when you consider that changes in the ice extent should occur gradually and randomly. Without global warming it is impossible to explain how four of the past five years are also the four lowest years of Arctic ice in recorded history.

The minimum ice mark will only be confirmed after a clear pattern of ice expansion returns, however the minimum could be reached any time between today and the next 1-3 weeks.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

"Disappearing Act" a new painting ~ and a new video ~ for the Glaciers Gone Collection

The interesting thing about this video is it's the first one I've made for an individual painting. Very simple but I think it adds something to the idea. "Disappearing Act" is the 39th painting in the collection.

This painting is presently available for purchase.