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Monday 27 August, 02007

Black flowers blossom

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:16 am

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Jonathan Boston showed us this more or less terrifying image during his presentation on Saturday. The white area is the extent of sea ice over the Arctic as at Tuesday last week. The pink line shows where the ice usually is at at this time of year (or more accurately, the median extent for Augusts from 1979–2000):

A poster I designed, in collaboration with Kathy, Esha and Erin:

3 Responses to “Black flowers blossom”

  1. dennis bartlett says:

    Re the ice:big angry dogs coming at me scares me a bit and when I was little, I would admit to being a little terrified at times by said beasties. I guess less ice just doesn’t cut the mustard. Perhaps in 50 years time when there is no beach at Castlepoint anymore I will be mildly sad and by then it will be too late! I guess empathy for pacific islanders on atolls and a flooded Bangladesh is abit hard to really get excited about mainly because there is not a lot I can do about it.Apathy is the problem.

  2. D says:

    Oh I dunno Dennis. We can often do more than we think we can. Even in big organisations, I notice that the people which give direction are relatively few – usually one or two or at most a handful. So I think there’s plenty which can be done, but apathy is nonetheless a problem.

  3. […] may be interested to learn that another 900,000km 2 of ice melted since last time I mentioned it a month ago. For comparison, NZ is about 270,000 km 2. The ice cover got down to 4.1 million km2, […]

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