US Navy Predicts Summer Ice Free Arctic by 2016

Is conventional modelling out of pace with speed and abruptness of global warming?
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An ongoing US Department of Energy-backed research project led by a US Navy scientist predicts that the Arctic could lose its summer sea ice cover as early as 2016 – 84 years ahead of conventional model projections.

The project, based out of the US Naval Postgraduate School‘s Department of Oceanography, uses complex modelling techniques that make its projections more accurate than others.

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