While we are well aware of the impending energy crunch due to rapidly depleting reserves of fossil fuels and have been listening to the chorus of scientists warning of the catastrophic potential of global climate change brought about by the ever increasing consumption rates of the same fossil fuels one thing that has blind sided scientists is the pace which the arctic has turned from a healthy sheet of solid ice to a slush pond over the past 7 years since peak oil was attained.
The latest news is that not only was this year the fastest melt ever recorded for the Arctic ice sheet but there are still 7 weeks of summer period left before the ice will start freezing again. In combination with the massive amounts of methane that are pouring out of the arctic region due to the lack of solid ice keeping it trapped in the frozen seabed we are seeing the true affects of exponential consumption, resulting in exponential unfreezing and therefore exponential release of methane into the atmosphere which results in yet more warming of the globe forcing even more cie to melt at an even faster pace.
While this is all happening in record time keeping pace with the worst case estimates of the global scientific community an even more frightening aspect is that next year it will be even faster de to the already slushy arctic icecap and so on so forth…
Of course this whole process doesn’t actually bother the fossil fuel industry as it simply means that they can get access to the remaining reserves trapped in the polar regions if there is no ice getting in the way. It seems that this process will allow for a continuation of more of the same for a few more years until they deplete those resources and destroy what’s left of the pristine Arctic environment too.