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Video of Arctic Sea Ice Loss from 1979-2012
The Arctic sea ice is vanishing
Andy Lee Robinson is gathering quite an online reputation with the latest release of his new video: Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Volumes 1979-2012. In this short (under a minute long) video clip, the message is clear and strong: The Arctic is melting at an unprecedented rate with no end in sight.
Released on YouTube just 2 weeks ago, the video has got so much attention that it is being shared throughout cyber-space, even making it to the White House this past week. Below is Andy's video, complete with a piano composition (Ice Dreams) that Andy wrote himself.
Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Volumes 1979-2012
A stunning wake-up call about climate change
For those that have been following climate change closely, this video brings home the message we have all feared - that soon we will be seeing an ice free Arctic, possibly even as soon as this year.
In my hub 2013 News: Climate Change: Why Is The Arctic Melting?, I go into more detail about the latest Arctic news and what role the Arctic plays in climate change. I liken the Arctic as sort of an "air conditioner" for the planet - and unbelievably that air conditioning system is about to break down on us. The ramifications for an ice-free Arctic are staggering, and point to a full blown climate change Armageddon. The White House is so concerned that even they have called an emergency meeting this week to talk about what is happening at the top of the poles.
Another friend and climate activist, Patrick McNulty, who has built a prototype tunnel invention as a way to slow down climate change, likens the melting of the Arctic to earths "refrigerator" that is now loosing its coolant.
Whatever thing you compare it too, the outcomes are not good.
Arctic ice in a rapid decline
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Video a labor of love
Andy's video will sure to serve as a good visual for the White House, as there's nothing better then a picture to paint a thousand words. In this case, the evidence of what's happening is clear, startling and to the point.
After hundreds of hours working on his Arctic video, Andy received no money to make the video. He has done this simply as an act for the greater good aimed at getting the message out about climate change. Andy has also produced other compelling Arctic videos which you can find on his YouTube channel here: Andy Lee Robinson on YouTube.
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