Some "science-affirmers" of man-made climate change argue that melting Arctic Ocean sea ice will doom polar bears. Why? Because the bears hunt seals on he ice. No ice, no seals to munch on. It is true that the extent of summer Arctic...Show More Summary
A mechanism that could turn out to be a big contributor to warming in the Arctic region and melting sea ice has been identified by scientists. They found that open oceans are much less efficient than sea ice when it comes to emitting in the far-infrared region of the spectrum, a previously unknown phenomenon that is likely contributing to the warming of the polar climate.
Scientists have identified a mechanism that could turn out to be a big contributor to warming in the Arctic region and melting sea ice. The research was led by scientists from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Show More Summary
From: DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Scientists have identified a mechanism that could turn out to be a big contributor to warming in the Arctic region and melting sea ice. The research was led by scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). They studied a long-wavelength region of the electromagnetic…
Despite the rapid retreat of Arctic sea ice in recent years, the ice may temporarily stabilize or somewhat expand at times over the next few decades, new research indicates....
The anomalously cold weather is part of a new climate pattern: Arctic Warm – Continents Cold The emerging explanation in a nutshell: because of less Arctic sea ice, there is more heat exchange between ocean and atmosphere, this is altering planetary-scale circulation patterns in ways that the cold air normally ‘bottled up’ in the Arctic is [...]
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network Patterns of winds and pressure systems traced by researchers to the decline in Arctic sea ice can transport cold air further south and create harsher winters in Eurasia.
But only in Asia. And by the end of the century, it will all be over.
The Northern Sea Route of the Northeast Passage saw a record number of applications for permits to sail the famed arctic route in 2014, while sea ice extent prevented the [...] The post Northern Sea Route Transit Applications Hit Record High in 2014 appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
By melting Arctic sea ice cover, global warming actually shifts air circulation in the northern hemisphere, causing cold Arctic air to be temporarily pulled south over Europe more often. The post New Study: Global Warming Has Doubled The Risk Of Extreme Winters In Europe appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Global warming-related sea ice melt in a portion of the vast Arctic Ocean has doubled the risk of colder and snowier winters in Eurasia since 2004, a new study found. The study is the latest in a spate of recent research to examine the...Show More Summary
The decline in Arctic sea ice has doubled the chance of severe winters in Europe and Asia in the past decade, according to researchers in Japan. Sea-ice melt in the Arctic, Barents and Kara seas since 2004 has made more than twice as likely atmospheric circulations that suck cold Arctic...
Arctic Sea Ice extent continues to be a problem. This year, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, ARctic Sea ice reached its lowest extent this year on September 17th, which is about the sixth lowest extent on record, following a multi-year trend of decline. There is variation from year to year. This…
If ever you've worried about vanishing Arctic ice, the 'expert' almost certainly to blame is a Cambridge professor called Peter Wadhams. For years now, Wadhams has been the go-to doommonger of choice for any newspaper or green pressure...Show More Summary
Um, no, there is NOT more ice at the poles -- and other denier myths debunked.
Canada will have trouble ensuring marine safety in the Arctic as climate change melts the sea ice and shipping increases, Parliament's environmental watchdog said on Tuesday. The post Canada Lacks ‘Long-Term Vision’ to Ensure Safety of Arctic Shipping appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
Canada will have trouble ensuring marine safety in the Arctic as climate change melts the sea ice and shipping increases, Parliament's environmental watchdog said on Tuesday.
The Daily Caller tried to "debunk" the "myth" that a recent mass walrus beaching is connected to global warming, even though scientists say the walruses have crowded onshore because they cannot find a resting place on Arctic sea ice,...Show More Summary
Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska. An estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed Saturday about 5 miles north of Point Lay, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Show More Summary
Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska. This isn't the first time walruses have gathered in such numbers or that stampedes have occurred....Show More Summary