Every day you go to the local buffet to get your three meals. You eat 100 grams of olive oil, 100 grams of celery, and drink 100 grams of lemon water. Your total calorie consumption for each meal is 895,103 calories. For the whole day itâ€™s 2,685 Calories (Big C = Kilo calories)

884,000 calories came from the olive oil. 11,089 calories came from the celery. 14 calories came from the lemon water. The 2,685 Calories is your daily requirement to stay alive. You must eat that many Calories or you will starve to death.

One day you arrive at the buffet for breakfast and they inform you that the olive oil is now all gone.

You must now eat all your daily required Calories from celery and lemon water. From the math you would need to eat 8,072 grams or 17.8 Pounds of celery and your 100 grams of lemon water to wash it down.

For Lunch, since you are already tired of celery, you decide to go 50/50 on celery and lemon water. You eat your 4036 grams of celery (or 8.9 lbs.) and you down a whopping 3,164,324 grams of lemon water (or 6,976 lbs. of lemon water).

The concept of going from a high calorie diet to a low calorie diet is obviously, insanely, impossible. The math is simple arithmetic. If you understand this example, you now understand why the arctic sea ice is so important to the planet.

The ratios are exactly the same.

1 serving of olive oil is ~79.72 times as many calories as celery.

1 serving of celery has ~784 times as many calories as lemon water.

You can either consume 100 grams of olive oil, or, 7,972 grams of celery, or 6,250,048 grams of lemon water.

You can either melt 100 grams of sea ice, heat up 7,972 grams of the ocean 1 degree Celsius, or heat up 6,250 Liters (6,250,048 milliliters) of air at 1 atmosphere of pressure by 1 degree Celsius.

The best case example is that all the extra heat will go into the oceans. Under that impossibly unlikely scenario the world will only heat up 80 times faster instead of melting the sea ice. This has nothing to do with sea ice albedo. It is simply thermodynamics.