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News from a Warming World

There’s been a lot of interesting environmental news recently, much of which seems to have gotten little notice. The topics range from U.S. wind power (growing) to U.S. coal power and Arctic sea ice (both shrinking), with a bit of Ted Cruz to spice things up. Here’s the round-up: Out with coal, in with wind. The […]

Arctic Death Spiral: Sea Ice Extent Hits Record Winter Low As Thickness Collapses

Arctic sea ice has been in a death spiral for over 30 years with serious implications for extreme weather, sea level rise and permafrost melt. As the surface area of sea ice has declined, the ice thickness during the summer minimum dropped...Show More Summary

Designers fuss over little details and so should you

Those who attended my dataviz talks have seen a version of the following chart that showed up yesterday on New York Times (link): This chart shows the fluctuation in Arctic sea ice volume over time. The dataset is a simple...

Globally, this was the hottest winter on record, with the smallest measured Arctic sea ice maximum

The National Climatic Data Center is terse and to the point: The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for February 2015 was the second highest since record keeping began in 1880. Both the year-to-date (January–February)...Show More Summary

Arctic Sea Ice Hit a Forty-Year Low This Winter

The National Snow and Ice Data Center has just released the results of its latest analysis of Arctic sea ice. Surprise—the prognosis is not good. The maximum extent of Arctic sea ice occurred early this year, and, at 5.61 million square miles, was the smallest in four decades. Read more...

Another ‘polar bears are in trouble’ story….yawwwn

From the University of Washington and the department of unbearable press releases: First global review on the status, future of Arctic marine mammals For Arctic marine mammals, the future is especially uncertain. Loss of sea ice and warming temperatures are shifting already fragile Northern ecosystems. The precarious state of those mammals is underscored in a…

Arctic sea ice hits record low winter peak

According to the NSIDC, Arctic sea ice extent has declined by an average of 4.52 percent per decade

The Extent of Winter Sea Ice in the Arctic Hit a Record Low This Year

last weekNews : Vice News

The National Snow and Ice Data Center reported this week that the extent of winter sea ice in the Arctic reached a record low.

Warm Arctic winter starts sea ice off at a record low

Temperatures up to 10°C in some areas of the Arctic suppressed ice growth.

World Briefing: Coverage of Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to a Winter Low

There was less sea ice coverage in the Arctic this winter than in any year since satellite measurements began nearly four decades ago, researchers said Thursday....

Arctic sea ice cover hits a record low

"The planet is heating up, the ice is melting, and this means we should expect new records to be set"

Satellite observations show arctic sea ice has hit a record low

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Arctic sea ice has reached its lowest winter point since satellite observations began in the late 1970s, raising concerns about faster ice melt and rising seas due to global warming, US officials said Thursday. The maximum extent of sea ice observed was 5.6 million square miles (14.5 million square...

Warm Winter Sends Arctic Sea Ice to Record Low

Recordings of the maximum extent of Arctic Sea ice, taken before Spring every year, show that the region's ice sheet has retreated to its lowest level on record.

Arctic sea ice at lowest recorded levels

US data shows ice at the smallest size ever recorded in winter since observations began in 1979.

Arctic Sea Ice Sets Record Low Extent at Winter Maximum

Arctic sea ice has set a new winter record by freezing over the smallest extent since satellite records began in 1979, in a new sign of long-term climate change, U.

Global warming’s scary new record: Arctic sea ice peaked at an all-time low this winter

Sea ice decline is “one of the most visible impacts we see as a result of climate change"

Sea Ice 101 – Beware the Ideas of March! (Was the Arctic Maximum “Early” on March 8-9?)

Guest essay by Robert A. Cook, PE Last week, in my previous article, several critics noted an apparent decline in their Arctic Sea Ice Extents when it dipped back down from a high point over the March 7-8-9 period. Was this an “early” Arctic Sea Ice Extent maximum? Was today’s Arctic Sea Ice in a…

Climate change could be good news for gray whales

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A new study finds that the whales, once extinct in the Atlantic Ocean, could return as Arctic ice melts and sea levels rise

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