Rising temperatures are having a dramatic effect on global weather and sea ice. So why is there so little news coverage?
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) hadn’t updated its near-real time daily chart of Arctic sea ice levels in more than a month. A satellite that monitors the ice malfunctioned, forcing the center to suspend the service. Researchers...Show More Summary
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The data are provisional, but if they hold true—and there is good reason to believe they will—the summer melting of Arctic sea ice is very likely headed for a record year in 2016. For the past month, the National Snow and Ice Data Center...Show More Summary
The Arctic continued its off-the-charts warmth in April, so it’s no surprise Arctic sea ice continues melting at a record pace. The post Arctic Death Spiral Update: What Happens In The Arctic Affects Weather Everywhere Else appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Many climatologists are sounding the alarm that our fleet of satellites that monitor Arctic sea ice is on life support.
The U.S Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has determined the designs exisint offshore platforms are strong enough to survive extreme Arctic conditions and sea ice experienced offshore northern Alaska in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Show More Summary
December temperatures in New York were warm enough to spot Rockefeller Center ice skaters in shorts, and it wasn’t only East Coast residents who felt summer was coming way too soon. On December 30, temperatures over a vast area around the North Pole were somewhere between 30 and 35 degrees Fahrenheit, typical of midsummer for the region. Show More Summary
Chinese ships will soon use a new route, which formed in the Arctic as a result of the melting ice, China’s Maritime Safety Administration recently stated.
Sea ice physicists are anticipating that the sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean this summer may shrink to the record low of 2012. The scientists made this projection after evaluating current satellite data about the thickness of the ice cover.
Bremerhaven/Germany, 21 April 2016. Sea ice physicists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), are anticipating that the sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean this summer may shrink to the record low of 2012. Show More Summary
Climate Change News has a slightly alarming report about the accelerating warming of the Arctic - Greenland sees record-smashing early ice sheet melt - "Even a weather station 1840 metres above sea level recorded a maximum of 3.1C, which data analysts said would be warm for July, let alone April".
This year, as global average temperatures reach unprecedented highs, arctic sea ice recedes to record lows, and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeds 400 parts per million, Congress is--predictably--focused on cutting funding for environmental protection and dismantling the Clean Power Plan. Show More Summary
Low Arctic sea ice extent for March caps a highly unusual winter in the Arctic, says the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC). In March,
Last month was the hottest March on record. The Arctic was literally was off-the-charts warm as its been all winter, which led to a record for the lowest maximum sea ice extent ever observed. The post Last Month Was The Hottest March In The Global Satellite Record, And The Arctic Is Still Sizzling appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Live from the North Pole: Canadian Space Agency: ["Arctic sea ice has reached a record low...](https://twitter.com/csa_asc/status/716633653711921152): Arctic sea ice has reached a record low wintertime maximum extent: https://t.co/1f0OEmv3As. pic.twitter.com/1iZuB0DYUL— CanadianSpaceAgency (@csa_asc) April 3, 2016
Winter in the Arctic is changing rapidly—scientists recently broke the news that the sea ice in the far north covered the puniest area of ocean ever recorded this winter. But it’s still unclear how, exactly, these changes are taking place. Show More Summary
Another important report from the Congressional Research Service: Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress, by Ronald O'Rourke. Download CRS_Arctic Summary The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened interest in, and concerns about, the region’s future. The...
Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) said on Monday that Arctic sea ice cover of 5.607 million square miles on March 24 represented the lowest winter maximum since records began in 1979. That's 5,000 square miles less than last year's record low. Show More Summary
As the Navy's Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016 winds to a close this week in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) today reported new scientific research that took place during the event that will enhance our understanding of, and ability to safely operate in, Arctic maritime environments. read more