Wind Major Contributor to Arctic Ice Loss

GreenTracker| Masayo Ogi, a scientist with the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology in Yokohama, and her colleagues, don’t deny that global warming is a reality but also say that changing wind patterns are a serious contributor to Arctic sea ice loss.

Looking at records of how winds have behaved across the Arctic since satellite measurements of ice extent there began in 1979 explains about one-third of the ice loss, according to Ogi’s team.

Her findings may contradict the argument that the massive loss of Arctic ice observed in the summers of 2008-08 confirm that the region is in a “tipping point” that only humans can change. via The Guardian