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
(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