Johhny Electriglide wrote:
Now it appears that the Arctic temps measured have been inaccurate on the LOW side!
Now I know why so many others were not convinced about going into a methane turnover;
"The story has even been picked up by Science Magazine (pay walled).
News & Analysis
Climate ScienceClimate Outsider Finds Missing Global Warming
"Major climate data sets have underestimated the rate of global warming in the last 15 years owing largely to poor data in the Arctic, the planet's fastest warming region. A dearth of temperature stations there is one culprit; another is a data-smoothing algorithm that has been improperly tuning down temperatures there. The findings come from an unlikely source: a crystallographer and graduate student working on the temperature analyses in their spare time."
How global warming broke the thermometer record
NOW look at the April Siberian temperature report again, then at near the end of the 2013 movie on the Arctic Death Spiral, listen again to the Russian woman scientist. Hear the stifled, cracked emotion in her voice, on describing the mechanism of the positive feedback loop and the extinction it portends."
This only increases the necessity of rapid decarbonization with rapid population decline.
There is also the school of thought that all these 4 tipping points are in a sequence one leading to the other. Yet open ocean warming, tundra methane accelerating releases, and oceanic methane release right now, show there is overlap.
I have read where it is considered past the open ocean tipping point leading to no north polar ice first, and that warming inevitably leads to the tundra methane positive feedback loop or self release, then to the ocean, then the CO2 release from hot land and seas. Let us pray and hope that rapid decarbonization and population reduction can stop this Permian style extinction.
"By 2 April, 17 forest fires had been registered across 2,000 hectares. Among the areas now at risk after a faster-than-usual snow melt are the south of Siberia to the territory of the Far Eastern Federal District, to Baikal and the Amur regions.
'It was the hottest April 1 on record for several western Siberian cities, including Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Barnaul and Gorno-Altaysk,' said Renad Yagudin, of the Novosibirsk meteorological service. 'The average temperature in Russia increased 0.4 degrees every ten years. Overall, the temperature in the area is 6.5-16.2 degrees Fahrenheit (2-9 Celsius) higher than the record
set in 1989.'"Postcards from the Fire's Edge
Welcome to Wildfire Season 2014. These photographs capture what life is like on a planet that's feeling the burn.
by Gail Henry @gailhenryny • May 28, 2014
"Over the last two weeks, California, Arizona, and Alaska have all had to deal with severe wildfires that have surprised officials with their ferocity … and their earliness. Of the nearly one dozen blazes that ended up consuming well over 25,000 acres in heavily populated San Diego County two weeks ago, Carlsbad Fire Chief Michael Davis—a 27-year-veteran—said: “This is unbelievable. This is something we should see in October … I haven’t seen it this hot, this dry, this long in May.”
Just as firefighters were struggling to contain the last of the Southern California burns, a second rash of fires erupted in a neighboring state: this time near Flagstaff, Arizona. As of this writing, the so-called Slide fire has covered more than 25 square miles of that state’s most scenic and well-visited parkland. On or about that same day, a relatively small wildfire on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, south of Anchorage, began to build in intensity and started to spread; by the morning of Memorial Day it had grown to cover nearly 248 square miles—an area equivalent to the city of Chicago."http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/05 ... ll-of-rage
Hey, maybe all the particulates will cool the Arctic