The retreat of Arctic sea ice has been so dramatic over the last few years that atlases are being changed. Now it turns out Greenland’s ice sheets are also melting faster than we thought—not on the visible surface, but due to currents deep below the ocean. Read more...
Global warming is forcing thousands of walruses in Alaska to clamour inland due to the shrinking loss of Arctic ice. According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the massive group Read More The post Shrinking Sea Ice Forces Alaskan Walruses Ashore appeared first on Ecorazzi.
For decades, more and more ice has been melting nearly every summer in the Arctic. This is a problem for walruses that "haul out" onto the ice to "rest between foraging bouts to the seafloor" (as one does). In all but two years since 2007, the U.S. Show More Summary
This year's Alaska haul-out is the earliest on record
With Arctic ice melting rapidly, recent studies conducted by NASA suggest that a sea level rise of at least three feet may be inevitable.
Survival of walruses threatened as they wash ashore on a remote barrier island just before Obama is due to visit region to draw attention to climate change The extreme loss of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is forcing thousands of walruses to crowd ashore on a remote barrier island off...
The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region, according to new research.
This month’s open thread. A traditional time to discuss the Arctic sea ice minimum. But NH summer heatwaves, and to be fair, snow in the southern hemisphere, are also fair game…
Global warming religionists don’t want to talk about the growing amount of Arctic sea ice. It ruins their religious beliefs. But reality seems to note that sea ice is growing
"Researchers say the growth continued in 2014 and more than compensated for losses recorded in the three previous years."The scientists involved believe changes in summer temperatures have greater impacts on ice than thought. But they say 2013 was a one-off and that climate change will continue to shrink the ice in the decades ahead....
But scientists say you shouldn't call it a "recovery"
Every spring, the scientists and flight crew of Operation Ice Bridge fly low over the Arctic, studying the Greenland ice sheet and nearby sea ice with high-resolution digital and thermal imaging cameras, a sophisticated radar suite, a laser altimeter, and other instruments. Read more...
Even in a warming climate, sea ice can be surprisingly resilient.
The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to scientists. This suggests that the ice pack in the Northern hemisphere isShow More Summary
VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here. The melting sea ice in the Arctic may be affecting polar bears more significantly than what scientists believed, says a new study published in the journal Science. Show More Summary
As sea ice disappears, a theory for how the bears could avoid starvation is debunked
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Polar bears are the kings of the ice surface covering the top of the globe, but the ongoing loss of the Arctic sea ice on which they hunt seals is causing summer food deprivation that threatens these imposing white-furred predators.
OSLO (Reuters) - The United States, Russia and other Arctic nations signed an agreement deal on Thursday to bar their fishing fleets from fast-thawing seas around the North Pole, an agreement delayed more than a year by tensions over...Show More Summary
U.S. wildlife managers released on Thursday a draft plan for stemming the decline of polar bears threatened by melting Arctic sea ice linked to global warming,
We’ve heard it before: Arctic sea ice is disappearing quite fast. And who relies on sea ice? A lot of people and other animals, not to mention the communities all over the world that would be impacted by the accompanying rise in sea level. Show More Summary