Dr Funder and his team say their data shows a clear connection between temperature and the amount of sea ice. The researchers concluded that for about 3,000 years, during a period called the Holocene Climate Optimum, there was more open water and far less ice than today - probably less than 50% of the minimum Arctic sea ice recorded in 2007.Hmm.
But the researcher says that even with a loss of this size, the sea ice will not reach a point of no return.
"I think we can say that with the loss of 50% of the current ice, the tipping point wasn't reached."
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Arctic Ice Tipping? Maybe Not
BBC News reports a Danish research team is suggesting that the Arctic ice tipping point is not likely under current conditions.