Spy Photos of Alaska Reveal Shrinking Ice Sheets

Monday, July 27, 2009
Barrow: Ice in 2006 (left); no ice in 2007 (right)

The Bush administration’s refusal to acknowledge the danger of global warming included withholding from the public startling satellite images of disappearing ice packs off the coast of Alaska. The photos taken several years ago by orbiting satellites were released last week by the Department of the Interior as part of President Barack Obama’s plan to push Congress and the nation towards adopting new policies designed to stem the speed of global warming.

Among the approximately 1,000 satellite images released are those taken of the Alaskan port of Barrow. One photo from July 2006 shows sea ice still floating off the coast, while a second taken the following summer is completely void of any sea ice. Scientists estimate more than a million square kilometers of sea ice melted away within just one year.
-Noel Brinkerhoff
Revealed: The Secret Evidence of Global Warming Bush Tried to Hide (by Suzanne Goldenberg and Damian Carrington, The Observer)
Barrow Alaska - 71N, 156E (U.S. Geological Survey)


OB 14 years ago
Even the "Barrow" link in the original article will tell you that the sea ice melts away every year in mid-July. You do a disservice to the environmental movement by posting propagandist trash like this and passing it off as real science.
JD 14 years ago
This is a false report. See: http://buythetruth.wordpress.com/2009/07/31/arctic-sea-ice-scam/ There are two photos in the article from July 2002. On 7/1 there is an ice sheet visible and then 7/22 it's gone. OMG, it disappeared in only 3 wks! No, the ice sheet breaks up every year in July; sometimes early in the month and sometimes later. To pick two July photos in two different years and compare them is disingenuous. And dishonest. Or outright lying.

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