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Arctic Sea Ice Update

According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), as of September 16 Arctic sea ice reached its seasonal minimum for the year at 1.32 million square miles (3.41 million square kilometers), the minimum seasonal extent in the satellite record that began in 1979. NSIDC cautioned that changing wind patterns over the next few weeks could push the minimum…

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Video Friday: Arctic Ice Melt Update from Joe Romm

Joe Romm, editor of Climate Progress, talks to Viewpoint host Eliot Spitzer about the accelerating Arctic ice melt as a record-smashing melt season comes to a close.

Greenland and the Arctic in a State of Change

The news this week has focused on the surprisingly rapid and extensive melting of the Greenland ice sheet earlier this month. As dramatic as the satellite images are, the changing state of the arctic and the accelerating ice loss in Greenland and throughout the poles is an ongoing concern for scientists on the ground. This video from Climate Progress World shows how scientists…

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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Retreat for June

A rapid decline for Arctic sea ice extent briefly hit daily record lows in June, led by extensive ice loss in the Bering, Kara, and Beaufort Seas, as well as Hudson and Baffin Bay. Snow extent was unusually low for both May and June, reinforcing the continuing pattern of rapid spring snow melt of the past six years. Average Arctic sea ice…

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The Oceanic Conveyor Belt: Climate Change Tipping Points Being Reached in the Arctic, Western Boundary Ocean Currents

Two new research papers by authoritative climate research teams were announced this week — one on climate change tipping points being reached in the Arctic and a second on warming of long-distance, poleward-moving ocean currents. The results of the studies show that warming of both the Arctic and western boundary currents is happening faster than has been anticipated, prompting the…

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Arctic sea ice - 2011

Effects of Global Warming Posing Threats from the Arctic to Australia

It seems climate change deniers will try every trick in the book and go to almost any lengths to spread their message and gain supporters. You can’t deny what people and all forms of life around the world are experiencing, however, or the growing mountain of evidence supporting climate change theory being amassed by good, honest climate science for that matter.

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.