A Mathematical Musician’s Journey from Our Nation’s Capital to the Arctic Circle

An interesting Article From Artist/Musician DJ Spooky.

He recently made an open source album about Antarctica and the Arctic called Of Water and Icejamendo.com/en/list/a122759/of-water-and-ice

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Ice extent still well below normal in Arctic

Arctic Newswire – Yereth Rosen May 5, 2016

Arctic sea-ice extent in April was probably at a record low for the month, continuing this year’s trend of record or near-record lows, the National Snow and Ice Data Center said on Tuesday.

Though mechanical glitches have made information from the NSIDC’s satellite temporarily unavailable, other satellite data collected by Japanese and German programs shows Arctic sea ice is much sparser now than it once was at this time of the year.

“We are way, way down on sea ice,” said NSIDC director Mark Serreze. “There’s no indication of any kind of recovery.”

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Arctic is melting away right in front of us

“It is time for regulators to wake up and realise that the Arctic is melting away right in front of us,” said Whit Sheard of the Circumpolar Conservation Union (CCU) green group.

“Common sense regulations, integrated ocean planning, and explicit protections are all needed before the resources of the region are targeted for exploitation or before it becomes a major shipping route.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/climate-shipping-arctic-idUSL8N16447H

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Washington Post reports on Arctic Amplification

Chris Mooney of the The Washington Post reports in an article from February 18, 2016 on the anomalies in climate. The results have scientists floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now.

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January 2016
From Washington Post Article

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Ocean Currents

Why More Research is Crucial for Protecting the Arctic
by Todd Stevenson
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