The above image shows high temperature anomalies over the Arctic on June 3, 2023.
The above image shows sea surface temperature on the North Atlantic (0-60N, 0-80W) depicted as anomalies, reaching 1.04°C above 1982-2023 on June 8, 2023. The situation is especially critical in the North Atlantic, as vast amounts of ocean heat in the North Atlantic are moving toward the Arctic, threatening to cause rapid melting of Arctic sea ice and thawing of permafrost.
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The NASA Worldview image below shows, on the left, that Arctic sea ice is very thin on June 4, 2023, with open water close to the North Pole.
• emissions are at record high
• greenhouse gas concentrations are at record high
• temperatures are very high, especially in the Arctic
• the Jet Stream is strongly deformed
All this looks set to jointly result in massive loss of Arctic sea ice over the coming months, with loss of the latent heat buffer and loss of albedo threatening to trigger eruption of methane from the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean, as has been described many times before, such as in this post, in this post and in this post.
|[ Latent heat loss, feedback #14 on the Feedbacks page ]|
|[ see the Extinction page ]|
In addition, there are further events and developments that could unfold and make things even worse.
The bar on the right depicts the threat, as discussed at the Extinction page.
In conclusion, the situation is dire and calls for support for a Climate Emergency Declaration.
• Climate Reanalyzer - Daily sea surface temperatures
• NOAA - Climate Prediction Center - ENSO Diagnostic Discussions
• University of Bremen - sea ice concentration and thickness
• Polar Portal - Arctic sea ice thickness and volume
• NASA Worldview
• Will there be Arctic sea ice left in September 2023?
• Climate Plan
• Climate Emergency Declaration