The biggest story of our time is the collapse of Arctic sea ice and its impact on our extreme weather (see “CryoSat-2 Confirms Sea Ice Volume Has Collapsed“). “Death spiral” is the right visual metaphor, as the latest monthly update of sea ice volume by creative tech guru Andy Lee Robinson shows: If recent volume [...]
Since 2001 the amount of Arctic Sea ice that has melted during the summer has generally increased. There may have been a long term trend in melting of ice in the northern hemisphere generally, including mountain glaciers, the Greenland glaciers, and seasonally, Arctic Sea Ice. But the seasonal melting of Arctic Sea ice seems to…
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We’ve written extensively about how how arctic ice loss is driving extreme weather. We’ve known for a long time that global warming melts highly reflective white ice and snow, which is replaced by the dark blue sea or dark land, both of which absorb far more sunlight and hence far more solar energy. That is one of the [...]
From Wiley Study explores atmospheric impact of declining Arctic sea ice There is growing recognition that reductions in Arctic sea ice levels will influence patterns of atmospheric circulation both within and beyond the Arctic. New research in the International Journal … Continue reading ?
New research explores the impact of ice free seas on the planet's atmospheric circulation.
There is growing recognition that reductions in Arctic sea ice levels will influence patterns of atmospheric circulation both within and beyond the Arctic. New research in the International Journal of Climatology explores the impact of 2007 ice conditions, the second lowest Arctic sea ice extent in the satellite era, on atmospheric circulation and surface temperatures. read more
The Arctic is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, pushing species toward extinction, accelerating ice melt and sea level rise, and amplifying climate change worldwide.
Acidification is an additional stress on an ecosystem already under pressure from rapid sea ice loss, study warns The Arctic ecosystem, already under pressure from record ice melts, faces another potential threat in the form of rapid acidification of the ocean, according to an international study published on Monday. Acidification, blamed on the transformation of [...]
The Arctic is the fastest changing place on earth. The most obvious and important change is the staggering loss of sea ice (see “CryoSat-2 Confirms Sea Ice Volume Has Collapsed“). In addition, “the Arctic marine waters are experiencing...Show More Summary
Photo via Shutterstock Researchers warn that the cold Arctic seas are acidifying at an alarming rate as a result of rising carbon emissions. With its protective ice cap diminishing during summer months and greater swaths of surface area exposed to the air,
As predicted by chemistry, change in the Arctic Ocean is accelerating as temperatures warm faster than the global average, as the sea ice melts, as northern rivers run stronger and faster, delivering more fresh water farther into the northernmost ocean, and as we continue blasting an ever increasing quantity of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Show More Summary
The SMH has a report on last year's arctic ice melt - UN sounds alarm on record Arctic ice melt. The Arctic's sea ice melted at a record pace in 2012, the ninth-hottest year on record, compounding concerns about climate change underscored by extreme weather such as Hurricane Sandy, the UN weather agency says. Show More Summary
These renderings of what the Statue of Liberty and the Jefferson Memorial will look like when sea levels rise give you an idea of how the world will change once the Arctic ice melts. Despite the fact that "extreme weather events" promised...Show More Summary
The Arctic sea ice is melting at a phenomenal rate and the London-based Arctic Methane Emergency Group (AMEG) is calling for governments to put two...
If your roof is leaking, do you ignore it and hope it will fix itself? This new animation created by Andy Lee Robinson depicts Arctic Sea Ice minimum volumes reached every September since 1979. It's a depressing sight, for sure. Andy...Show More Summary
Andy Lee Robinson crafted this visualization of the changes in volume of Arctic Sea Ice from 1979-2012, compared to 1979.
A new analysis of images taken from one of the first U.S. weather satellites appears to confirm shrinking Arctic sea ice.
Andy Lee Robinson’s latest visualo-info-graphico-depiction of the loss of Arctic Sea Ice:
Many experts now say that if recent volume trends continue we will see a “near ice-free Arctic in summer” within a decade. Creative tech guru Andy Lee Robinson shows why in a wondrous new video — set to music he wrote and played: Let’s help this video go viral! Related Posts: CryoSat-2 Confirms Arctic Sea Ice [...]