A “team” of “University” of Washington “scientists” have beclowned themselves trying to claim the massive 2012 Arctic Cycle did not speed up the ice melt.
Their argument comes down to: “By September, most of the ice that melted would have melted with or without the cyclone.”
If you take two ice cubes and smash one into tiny pieces, which one melts first? The smashed one of course.
But the ice BESIDE the smashed ice would also melt quicker because the smashed ice would have provided support and cold/insulation if it had not been smashed.
For those of us old enough to remember fridge freezers that ice up and did not defrost themselves, we remember smashing as much ice with knives or screwdrivers to expose ice further back so it could melt sooner.
The UW team should be ashamed of themselves.