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Arctic temperatures getting warmer and warmer

New reports are stating that the fall temperatures in the Arctic is warmer than ever. The temperatures are 5 degrees Celsius (9 Fahrenheit) higher than normal so this is very serious. The record temperatures are due to many years where the Arctic ice has melted and now we are starting to see the results of all the melting.
The level of salt in the water is also going down due to all the melting water and who knows what kind of results we will see from lower salt levels. Some theroies say that lower levels of salt in Arctic sea may cause the Gulf Stream to go slower or even stop. This will make the climate in Northern Europe much colder.
There has also been some worrying reports that reindeer and caribou herds are declining. This is a real sign that the climate in the Arctic is changing fast.

I’m just worrying that it might be too late to do anything about human made global warming..

According to an article on cnn.com there are some worrying things happening here in the arctic. Scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, USA claims that arctic sea ice might totally melt away in September.
During the last decades the Arctic ice has become thinner and thinner each year. Looks like it might totally disappear this summer, but it depends on what kind of weather the north will get.
This is good news for the greedy oil companies as this makes it easier to search for oil and gas in the arctic. I know that Statoil (the biggest oil company here in Norway) has made plans on drilling in the north. I hope our politicians have the guts to stop the madness before it is too late, but I doubt it as they are allowing drilling for oil in the sea right outside of Northern Norway where the big fish stocks are living.

The last few years the sea temperature has been pretty high here in Northern Norway, resulting in blooming of algae and jellyfish. This seems to have messed with the fish populations in the fjord where I live, as the big shoals of fish did not arrive during the summer like they usually do.
I hope the fishing will be better this summer, but this research might be an indicator of bad fishing.