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EarthTalk: Understanding Climate Change – The Importance of the Arctic

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why is the Arctic such a crucial area to focus on in efforts to stem global warming?  – Joseph Constabile, Dedham, MA The image of a polar bear standing on a shrinking iceberg has become one of the most iconic symbols of global warming, yet …

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Video Friday: Misleading Claims of Arctic Sea Ice Rebound, The Daily Mail Lathers Up Deniers

The Daily Mail – Where space aliens and climate change are reported with equal knowledge and respect There have been many claims brought to my attention this week alleging the “final nail in the coffin” of anthropogenic global warming – the same nail that’s been fumbled around by deniers and the unfortunately misled for decades now. This time around it is the venerable and …

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Video Friday: Chasing Ice Movie Trailer

In 2005 National Geographic photographer James Balog traveled to the Arctic to capture a landscape under threat. Despite a scientific upbringing, Balog had been skeptical of climate change – until his experience in the Arctic. Due out in November of 2012, this Sundance Award-winning film Chasing Ice is the story of Balog’s new-found mission to “change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our …

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Warming Climate Brings Sea Level Rise, Land Loss and Marine Migrations to Europe’s Seas

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Europe's seas are changing at an unprecedented rate, much faster than climate scientists anticipated. Seawater temperatures have been rising around 10-times faster than average over the past 25 years, while wind speeds have also been increasing. The combination of rising sea levels and stronger winds has resulted in the loss of 15% of Europe's coasts, according to recently completed EU-sponsored marine research.

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Arctic Sea Routes Free of Ice as NOAA, Oil Majors Agree to Share Data

Satellite images show the Northwest Passage and Russia's Northern Sea Route free of ice for only the second time since 2008 as NOAA, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Statoil USA agree to share high-quality scientific data on climate change.

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