Fancy an Arctic cruise? With climate change melting the planet's sea ice faster than ever, the globe's northern-most points could become a check on the well-traveled tourist's bucket list. That possibility is giving goose bumps to maritime experts who say safety measures are lacking. "It's what keeps us up at...
Earlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice.
A decline in sea ice is allowing more marine travel, but experts say the remote region is unprepared to face an emergency at sea.
Arctic sea ice volume is record low for this time of year. That puts it at risk from warm weather and storms https://t.co/IC4ixWhLMU pic.twitter.com/H13nDEyKtF — Climate Central (@ClimateCentral) July 7, 2017
(American Geophysical Union) This week from AGU: As climate stirs Arctic sea ice faster, pollution tags along; New volcanic island unveils explosive past; Massive waves of melting Greenland ice warped Earth's crust; and more.
(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) A warming climate is not just melting the Arctic's sea ice; it is stirring the remaining ice faster, increasing the odds that ice-rafted pollution will foul a neighboring country's waters, says a new study.
One of the best-known impacts of climate change is the loss of sea ice in the Arctic, but also in parts of the Antarctic: the poles are increasingly turning from white to blue. However, in the shallow seas near continental landmasses,...Show More Summary
The first portion of the 2017 Hudson Bay System Study in the Arctic, part of the 2017 Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen Expedition, has been cancelled due to climate change–induced hazardous sea ice conditions Arctic Climate...Show More Summary
This post originally appeared on Climate Feedback. A June 12 Winnipeg Free Press story titled “U of M climate change study postponed due to climate change” describes a climate study delayed by unusual sea ice conditions around Newfoundland that necessitated the reassignment of an icebreaker vessel. Show More Summary
From Antarctica, where a research expedition was canceled due to rising temperatures, to the Arctic Sea, where ice continues to melt, the effects of climate change are being felt around the globe. In the United States, temperatures are rising and coastlines are disappearing. One of the areas that...
Arctic sea ice is unexpectedly in motion, making the research trip far too dangerous for the ship and the scientists it would be carrying.
Sea ice is unexpectedly in motion, making the expedition far too dangerous.
The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change.
Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased view of how our climate is changing and the effects it is having on our planet.
12,000 years ago the Barents Sea was covered with ice. Warming caused ice sheets to recede and a lot of methane was released, leading to blowouts that left the Arctic Sea floor scarred with hundreds of craters. Researchers in Norway recently found these craters, which offer a warning for the future of our world wracked by climate change - and are still leaking methane.[...]
Researchers working in the Barents Sea have discovered hundreds of craters on the Arctic Sea floor, some measuring over a kilometre in width. These craters, which date back to the end of the last Ice Age, were formed when large reserves of methane exploded in the wake of retreating ice sheets. Show More Summary
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the lower latitudes, and scientists report sea ice across the Nares Strait just collapsed two months earlier than normal.
Arctic News: "As ocean warming continues, prospects for the sea ice in the Arctic are grim.Warmer water is melting the sea ice from below. The image on the right shows ever less sea ice volume in the Arctic, reflecting huge thinning of the sea ice over the years."
Scientists have developed a new method to forecast the extent of sea ice in some regions of the Arctic up to 11 months in advance. The method, which incorporates information about ocean temperatures and focuses on regions rather than the entire Arctic Sea, could help in the planning of activities ranging from shipping to oil and gas extraction, fishing and tourism.