Perfectly encapsulating the complexities of how difficult it is to pinpoint what is really happening to our climate even when things are changing very quickly. Also a very good review of the unbelieveable weather 2010 brought to the planet. Props to IHT for posting such balanced reporting of this subject.
Excerpt from Tospy-Turvy Weather Tied to Weaker Arctic 'Fence'
"Since satellites began tracking it in 1979, the ice on the Arctic Ocean’s surface in the bellwether month of September has declined by more than 30 percent. It is the most striking change in the terrain of the planet in recent decades, and a major question is whether it is starting to have an effect on broad weather patterns."
Read the full article from International Herald Tribune's Justin Gillis "Topsy-Turvy Weather Tied to Weaker Arctic ‘Fence’"