As global temperatures have spiraled out of control, Arctic sea ice has been reduced to historic lows. And unless humans win the fight to combat climate change, polar bears could very well go extinct, federal officials said Monday. In a final conservation management plan, the U.S. Show More Summary
The iconic Arctic species is threatened by the loss of sea ice resulting from rising global temperatures, the Fish and Wildlife Service warned.
The annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea ice changes in the Arctic, while other belugas do not appear to be affected.
(University of Washington) A new University of Washington study finds the annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea ice changes in the Arctic, while other belugas do not appear to be affected.
(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) The rapid climate changes in the Arctic are no longer just the domain of scientists. The shrinking sea ice and collapsing permafrost coasts are now also becoming topics on the agenda of international politics and industry.
A fleet of sea-ice-building wind turbines might be up to the task.
You don't need a p value to see that 2016 is a striking outlier.Note this is a graph of sea ice, not land ice, and that it includes both arctic and antarctic ice, which is why it doesn't have a unimodal curve. More info at the National...Show More Summary
By Andrew King, University of Melbourne For the Arctic, like the globe as a whole, 2016 has been exceptionally warm. For much of the year, Arctic temperatures have been much higher than normal, and sea ice concentrations have been at...Show More Summary
A report from the Washington Post described how high Arctic temperatures had risen by about 36 degrees Fahrenheit last month, coinciding with record-low sea ice levels. Scientists have just discovered something int he Arctic that could totally…
It’s a heat wave in the arctic. In a year of record-high temperatures and record-low sea ice, the Arctic appears poised to witness another frightening scenario: temperatures at the North Pole so high that they might even swing above freezing, something not typically seen until May. For the second year in a row, December temperatures [...]
Direct link established between diminishing Arctic Sea ice and extremes of weather.
datarep: New polar records: sea ice extent for the arctic and antarctic reached new November lows this year by Geographist Aiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its 2015–2016 Arctic Report Card, providing specific data points to go along with the very weird weather of the last year Climate Change & The Arctic (NOAA’sShow More Summary
by Charles Mudede "As previously reported, Arctic sea ice cover was lower in November 2016 than any other November in the satellite record." NASA The president of urban America, California Gov. Jerry Brown, gave a speech at the recent...Show More Summary
The results of the winter 2015 Norwegian Young Sea ICE Expedition (N-ICE), during which the Lance, a Norwegian research vessel, drifted for six months with the shrinking Arctic sea ice reaching as far as 83 degrees north. More than 70...Show More Summary
A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that unprecedented warming air temperature in 2016 over the Arctic contributed to a record-breaking delay in the fall sea ice freeze-up, leading to extensive melting of Greenland ice sheet and land-based snow cover.
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and scientists are seeing the effects across ice and ecosystems. The average annual air temperature over Arctic land is now 3.5°C (6.5°F) warmer than it was 1900, Greenland...Show More Summary
NOAA’s Arctic Report Card documents melting sea ice and a ticking time bomb of billions of tons of carbon.
Government scientists meeting in San Francisco have issued their 2016 report card for the Arctic. Temperatures continue to soar, and sea ice is melting at record rates.