Most regular readers will have already noted RealClimate’s coverage of this year’s record Arctic sea ice retreat. Let me also point out that it has made the New York Times, with the headline “Analysts See ‘Simply Incredible’ Shrinking of Floating Ice in the Arctic“.
Also, Fergus has some interesting discussion and fascinating links.
The latest IPCC report notoriously appears to reduce the predicted sea level rise. The caveats to this reduction do not appear in the summary for policymakers. The middle of the road climatologists’ position is expressed in some detail by Stefan Rahmstorf on what I take to be one of the most important postings to appear on Realclimate. [more]