NASA video: astounding arctic sea ice melt

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Here’s new NASA satellite video showing the astounding loss of Arctic sea ice.

From NASA: The 2007 Arctic summer sea ice has reached the lowest extent of perennial ice cover on record – nearly 25% less than the previous low set in 2005.

The area of the perennial ice has been steadily decreasing since the satellite record began in 1979, at a rate of about 10% per decade. But the 2007 minimum, reached on September 14, is far below the previous record made in 2005 and is about 38% lower than the climatological average. Such a dramatic loss has implications for ecology, climate and industry.

And here’s an oil and gas industry PR flak in the form of Chris Horner, “Senior Fellow” at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, trying to spin this inconvenient truth on “The Climate Misinformation Channel:”

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