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
(Reuters) - 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, but the proposal hinges on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that are far from assured.
By Laura Zuckerman July 1 (Reuters) - Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the bruins depend on for survival, U.S. Show More Summary
(Reuters) - Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the bruins depend on for survival, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday.
An international team of scientists has found that retreating sea ice between the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans is linked to weakened air-sea heat exchange in the region. This, it warns, could result in a cooler climate in western Europe...Show More Summary
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell could begin drilling for oil in the Arctic off Alaska as early as the third week in July, when it expects sea ice to begin clearing, a spokesman said on Monday.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it could begin its 2015 Arctic oil exploration drilling operations as early as the third week in July when its forecasters believe that sea ice over its prospects will begin to cl...
Retreating sea ice linked to changes in ocean circulation, could affect European climate From the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Retreating sea ice in the Iceland and Greenland Seas may be changing the circulation of warm and cold water in the Atlantic Ocean, and could ultimately impact the climate in Europe, says a new study by an…
This is what opportunity looks like! In yellow, the maximum extent of Arctic sea ice cover over the last 30 years. In white and gray, this years record-breaking low. Much more of this will melt over the summer, when Shell plans to hunt...Show More Summary
Tim Flannery in 2008 warned we could have an ice-free polar cap by 2013:
Past trends and future projections of key atmospheric, oceanic, sea ice, and biogeochemical variables were assessed to increase our understanding of climate change impacts on Canadian Arctic marine ecosystems. Four subbasins are evaluated: Beaufort Sea, Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Baffin Bay/Davis Strait, and Hudson Bay Complex. Show More Summary
As sea ice melts, yachting and sailing may become a more common adventure sport in the Arctic Ocean.
The surface ice in the Arctic has been melting to historic low levels every year for the last several years. The graph above shows the first ten years in the National Snow & Ice Data Center records, meant to indicate what Arctic Sea Ice “normally” does as it melts off during the northern warm months.…
Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is at its lowest May level since records began in the 1980s, says Al Jazeera. The lowest levels in the history of Arctic sea ice
Coverage has fallen to a new low for this early in the year with the prospect of further melting in coming weeks.
Yesterday Barack Obama warned Coast Guard cadets that global warming was behind the rise of ISIS and Boko Haram and is causing the creation of a new ocean. As Admiral Zukunft already mentioned, climate change means Arctic sea ice is … Continue reading ?
Record highs from January through April coincided with warming sea surface temperatures and declines in Arctic sea ice
(John Hinderaker) Sea ice has been shrinking in the Arctic (although that trend has reversed in the last couple of years) while ice has been expanding in the Antarctic. But here is a dramatic prediction for the Arctic region: This article...Show More Summary
A new study finds that the Arctic sea may go ice free in the summer faster than previous models had projected. Climate science deniers get the story wrong. Go figure! The post Study Speeds Up Arctic Sea Ice Death Spiral, Climate Science Deniers Get Confused appeared first on ThinkProgress.