This post is for a couple of nice guys at WUWT. I like them, but I don’t think they appreciate the traffic. A special thanks to Steve Goddard for showing me this site.
Each dot represents a ocean vessel of some sort. Notice a few things!!! Look at the vessels on the peripheral of our ice and notice the group of vessels where our MYI is!
This map is from a really neat site and is interactive. http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shiplocations.phtml
Hope you all enjoy.
While I’m giving special thanks, a extra special thanks needs to go to a prolific commentator on the climate blogs, Latitude. He’s the first one to mention to me that the traffic in the arctic has exponentially increased.
Update!! The map needs clarified! While the website shows the traffic of ships, it also shows buoys. The dots with only numbers, such as 47234 or whatever, are buoys. I’ve known this since I’ve posted, but as I stated, my internets have been giving me fits. After verifying, I couldn’t let people know before now. Oddly, when verifying, I found the amount of buoys north of Greenland has tripled. I’ve tried to screenshot, and present it here, but to no avail. So, obviously, the premise is the same. There are ships, icebreakers and following ships, moving about our Multi-Year-Ice, planting buoys! You’ll have to go to the site to verify, but, they seem to be having internet probs themselves. And, it isn’t just there! There are many sorties running amok in the arctic! I just thought people should know that not all of the dots are ships. Some are buoys. But, the implications remain.
Sorry about any confusion I may have created. But, again, the implications remain. The boats are playing havok with the arctic ice. In fact, the exponential presence of the bouys prove it! BTW, the map may not be all inclusive. Apparently, the information is only on a volunteer basis. There is probably much more activity up there than is represented in the map. Proofs and details to follow in a few hours, I just needed to put the clarification up first! Again, sorry if there was too much confusion.
I’m still have trouble with the sailwx site, but here’s the latest I got from yesterday. Notice the buoys multiplying north of Greenland.