|Something bizarre is happening in the sky, 4,000 metres above our heads. It’s getting unusually warm.
While we’ve been busy thanking Gaia that the surface temperatures in Greenland have dropped to ice-sustaining levels, we’ve taken our eyes off the rest of the Earth system.
|Cold ground. But hot sky.
I suppose the key question is whether this heat burden will be circulated back around to ground level before the depths of Winter – in which case, it might defer the re-formation of the Arctic Sea Ice.
Is it possible that at the same time as the Arctic Ocean is free of sea ice in Summer, that it’s significantly curtailed in Winter, too ?
Is this the onset of a “new climate state” ?