The ApocaDocs Logo: the Deaths-head Jester

[The Project]
[The ApocaDocs]
[Equal Share]
The Six Scenarios:
[Species Collapse]
[Infectious Disease]
[Climate Chaos]
[Resource Depletion]
[Biology Breach]


It's weekly, funny, and free!


More than 6,000 stories!

A great gift
for crisis deniers!

The ApocaDocs have a Book!
Humoring the Horror of the
Converging Emergencies
94 color pages
$24.99 now $15!
Or read FREE online!


Ping this story
in social media:

Posted Tue Aug 14 2012: from Guardian:
Rate of Arctic summer sea ice loss is 50 percent higher than predicted
Sea ice in the Arctic is disappearing at a far greater rate than previously expected, according to data from the first purpose-built satellite launched to study the thickness of the Earth's polar caps. Preliminary results from the European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 probe indicate that 900 cubic kilometres of summer sea ice has disappeared from the Arctic ocean over the past year. This rate of loss is 50 percent higher than most scenarios outlined by polar scientists and suggests that global warming, triggered by rising greenhouse gas emissions, is beginning to have a major impact on the region. In a few years the Arctic ocean could be free of ice in summer, triggering a rush to exploit its fish stocks, oil, minerals and sea routes.
[Read more stories about: arctic meltdown, faster than expected, global warming]
This item will appear in our PANIQuiz!

No reader quips yet -- be the first!

Got a PaniQuip?

Your Quip (limit 140 characters, no links, just wit):

First name:

The text shown in the Web image to the right:

We reserve the right to reuse, remove, or refuse any entry.

'Doc Jim says:
If that were 900 cubic miles, well, we'd be talking real meltdown.

More stories:
  • Florida State Record 87 Eggs in Largest Python from Everglades
  • Mutant butterflies a result of Fukushima nuclear disaster, researchers say
  • (Rate of Arctic summer sea ice loss is 50 percent higher than predicted)
  • Parasites may get nastier with climate swings: study
  • U.S. asked to list great white sharks as endangered

  • Want to explore more?
    Try the PaniCloud!
    Copyright 2010 The