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Reflections on a changing Arctic: Less Ice Means Faster Warming

Posted on 9 August 2013 by dana1981 This is a re-post of a Carbon Brief article by Roz Pidcock The Arctic is intricately linked to earth’s climate. As Arctic sea ice declines, the effects are being felt far beyond the Arctic region. Now a new study…

Researches ignite escaping methane gas from the melting ice

Melting Arctic Ice is Releasing Massive Amounts of Methane

The melting Arctic ice is causing huge quantities of methane gas to be released into the atmosphere. Concerns about climate change-inducing greenhouse gases are often centered on carbon dioxide (CO2), but methane is a greenhouse gas that is 20-30 times more potent than CO2. Each methane molecule is actually about 70 times more potent in terms of trapping heat than a molecule of…

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Walrus on melting ice

Walrus Again Forced to Flee Melting Arctic Sea Ice

We first reported in 2007 of Walrus pushed off Arctic sea ice due to unusually an unusually low Arctic sea ice extent in the eastern Chukchi Sea, where they normally spend their summers breeding and feeding in the shallow waters of the continental shelf. For the third time in the past four years Walrus again find themselves forced onto land…

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