The Arctic Sea Ice Blog is close to reaching the 25,000 comments-mark. Thanks to disappearing sea ice and great interest therein the blog was off to a flying start right from the very beginning, with traffic peaking last record melting season (especially when the cyclone hit).
There is a clear correlation between blog traffic and what happens in the Arctic. I guess when we hit 1 million pageviews a day, sea ice area/extent will have gone below 1 million km2.
This, of course, is great, as one of the reasons I started the blog - aside from personal interest and getting a knowledgeable community together - has to do with the philosophy of limits to growth. If AGW is a serious event (I think it is), it will constitute a very hard limit that just cannot be denied, except by the you-know-who. The Arctic is at the forefront of AGW, so this is where it all starts. And the more people are aware of it, the better, if not merrier.
But there's a downside to every upside, as Johan Cruijff is wont to say (in the picture on the right).
As more eyes start to see, more mouths start to talk. However, Arctic sea ice decline and its consequences make it difficult to stay on-topic.