Arctic sea ice is disappearing. The area covered by sea ice is half what it was 30 years ago but it is also only 1/4 as thick as well. Sea ice is a measure of global temperatures. Are we smart enough to heed the warning? There’s More To Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice Than Meets The Eye was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary
Andy Lee Robinson started the recent trend of making compelling graphics about climate change that move. He did a version of the Arctic Ice Death Spiral (a term coined by Joe Romm), which was highly acclaimed but that did not go as viral as it should have at the time. Then, a version with additive…
Two-thirds of polar bears could vanish by 2050, thanks to melting sea ice. But the effects of a warming climate aren't limited to the Arctic Circle. About 1 in 6 species could go extinct by the end of the century — including some you might not expect. Show More Summary
From Antarctica to the Arctic; from polar caps, permafrost and glaciers to ocean-rafted sea ice; and from burly bears to cold-loving microbes, fascinating science is found in every nook and crevasse of Earth’s cryosphere, and new findings are announced often. Here are a few of the latest updates. 13 Oct 2016
(University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute) The Greenland ice sheet records information about Arctic climate going back more than 120.000 years. New research from the Niels Bohr Institute reveals that the ice doesn't just tell about the situation in the air and on land -- it can also tell what was happening at sea. Show More Summary
Every school child knows that ice melts in the summer and freezes in the winter. But it turns out that the process isn't that simple in the Arctic, where one type of sea ice structure, called an ice ridge, can actually get stronger in the summer due to melting.
SNOWFALLS WILL SOON BE A THING OF THE PAST: Experts said Arctic sea ice would melt entirely by September 2016—they were wrong. (Classical reference in headline.)
At the end of its melt season Arctic sea ice extent stood at second lowest in the daily average and fifth lowest in the monthly average, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado Boulder.
(University of Washington) Unlike in the movies, and in theories of long-term climate change, the recent slowdown of the Atlantic circulation is not connected with melting of Arctic sea ice and buildup of freshwater near the North Pole. Instead, it is connected to shifts around the southern tip of Africa,
(University of Washington) A new University of Washington study finds a trend toward earlier Arctic sea ice melt in the spring and later ice growth in the fall across all 19 polar bear populations, which can negatively impact the feeding and breeding capabilities of the bears.
Arctic sea ice may disappear much sooner than previously predicted and that melting could lead to dire consequences for the planet. The new predictions come from Arctic sea ice expert Dr. Peter Wadhams, a professor of ocean physics at Cambridge University in the United Kindom who wrote a book on...
Alex Kirby at Climate News Network writes—Speed of Arctic Ice Melt Defies Scientific Predictions: In an unusually stark warning a leading international scientific body says the Arctic climate is changing so fast that researchers are struggling to keep up. Show More Summary
A group of 28 nations are meeting in Washington DC to work on better ways to map and track Arctic sea ice loss. The post The Arctic Is Melting, and Fast. But Maybe Data Can Save It appeared first on WIRED.
The Greenland ice sheet records information about Arctic temperature and climate going back to more than 120 000 years ago. But new research from the Niels Bohr Institute among others reveals that the ice doesn't just tell us about the situation in the air and on the land – it can also tell us about what was happening at sea. Show More Summary
ON BOARD THE POLARSYSSEL (Reuters) - More polar bears are being shot dead on Norway's remote Arctic islands, where dangerous encounters with humans are getting more frequent as visitors increase and global warming melts the sea ice on which the creatures roam.
For generations, the Northwest Passage connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the Canadian Arctic was considered impossible to travel. Thick ice prevented ships from taking advantage of the potential sea route until Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen successfully navigated it in 1906 after a three-year struggle. Show More Summary
Arctic sea ice forces baby belugas to hold their breath longer than other young whales. Special muscle adaptations help the babies survive
The trend for more sea ice to melt sooner spells trouble for Arctic ecosystems on an unprecedented scale – and it’s not just polar bears that are in peril
Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite, with scientists saying it is another ominous signal of global warming.
The Arctic region is warming up at twice the rate as the rest of the planet, and the most obvious symptom of this warming is the retreat of the sea ice that covers the Arctic Ocean.