US Navy: By 2050 Arctic Ocean ice will all melt in summers


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#2

With the sea ice melted, drilling for oil up there will be so much easier.

Also, the Northwest Passage will finally be open for commercial shipping. Suck it, Panama!


#3

Haven’t they said that this have already happened?


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Oh come on! Since when do we listen to the Chicken Little crybabies in the military? Everybody knows they’re just a bunch of liberal tree-huggers!


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It would be nice bit of irony if the US oil companies were not able to take advantage of the newly accessible areas due to the denialist crowd that was partially created through their lobbying and misinformation campaign.


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At least we’ll have two Summer Olympics to look forward to.


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There has been research in the past that has pointed out that this will likely happen, but it hasn’t happened yet.

To give you an idea of where we are at, from 1979 to 2000 the average minimum during the summer was 6.70 million square kilometers. The record low so far was in 2012, with 3.41 million square kilometers. 2013 and 2014 weren’t nearly as bad at 5.10 and 5.02 respectively. Still when charted on a graph, you can see the trend is heading down steeply and it’s only a matter of time before that 2012 record is broken again.


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