Questioning Authority

Can you tell me if this article is leaning one way or the other?

It is well documented that the Arctic is warming about twice as fast as the rest of the globe, but the reason for this remains a mystery.The leading hypothesis is that ice disappearing as a result of climate change is largely to blame. Warmer temperatures melt the Arctic ice and exposes water, which absorbs more sunlight than ice. This causes temperatures to rise further, melting more ice, and so on.

But a team led by Rune Graversen at the University of Stockholm in Sweden now challenges this theory.

Implies that “climate change” is warming the Arctic, correct?

The researchers found that most of the warming is happening high above ground. At midsummer, the data shows that the air that has warmed the most is 2 kilometres above land.

So, it’s happening “high above the ground”, but not on the ground? Willy Soon was correct?

They found that the amount of energy transported from the tropics into the Arctic has increased and that the increase corresponds to the rise of temperatures in the region.

Ah! So they think they know what’s going on…

“We are not saying this is the only explanation,” says Graversen, “this could explain maybe 25% of the amplification of warming in the Arctic.”

Then again, maybe not.

Sigh. I don’t know what’s more uncertain – the science or the reporting.

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