Greenland’s ice sheet is melting and being replaced by vegetation

Greenland is part of the Arctic region. It is the world’s biggest island, around 836,330 sq miles in size (2.1 million sq km). Most of the land is covered…Continue readingGreenland’s ice sheet is melting and being replaced by vegetation

New UN weather agency chief says rate of global warming is speeding up

The new chief of the World Meteorological Organization said it looks to her that the rate of human-caused climate change is accelerating and that warming has triggered more Arctic…Continue readingNew UN weather agency chief says rate of global warming is speeding up

Climate Change Is Pushing These Migratory Birds to the Brink

Afro-Siberian red knots migrate from the Arctic to winter in Africa, where they recover from the arduous journey. But warming in Siberia is causing physical changes in the birds…Continue readingClimate Change Is Pushing These Migratory Birds to the Brink

Greenland’s Inuit falling through thin ice of climate change

As the ice melts, the hunters in the village of Ittoqqortoormiit—home to one of the last Inuit hunting communities—worry where they will get water. On a headland of barren…Continue readingGreenland’s Inuit falling through thin ice of climate change

International report confirms record-high greenhouse gases, global sea levels in 2022

Greenhouse gas concentrations, global sea level and ocean heat content reached record highs in 2022, according to the 33rd annual State of the Climate report. “People are causing the…Continue readingInternational report confirms record-high greenhouse gases, global sea levels in 2022

Study connects greenhouse gas emissions to polar bear population declines

A warming Arctic is limiting polar bears’ access to sea ice, which the bears use as a hunting platform. In ice-free summer months the bears must fast. While in…Continue readingStudy connects greenhouse gas emissions to polar bear population declines

Missing ice and bleached coral: the sudden warming of the oceans

Over the past few weeks, a large-scale rescue operation has been under way off the coast and keys of Florida. It began as water temperatures were rising towards a…Continue readingMissing ice and bleached coral: the sudden warming of the oceans

Antarctic tipping points: The irreversible changes to come if we fail to keep warming below 2˚C

The slow-down of the Southern Ocean circulation, a dramatic drop in the extent of sea ice and unprecedented heatwaves are all raising concerns that Antarctica may be approaching tipping…Continue readingAntarctic tipping points: The irreversible changes to come if we fail to keep warming below 2˚C

Arctic Ocean could be ice-free in summer by 2030s, with global, damaging and dangerous consequences

The Arctic Ocean could be ice-free in summer by the 2030s, even if we do a good job of reducing emissions between now and then. That’s the worrying conclusion…Continue readingArctic Ocean could be ice-free in summer by 2030s, with global, damaging and dangerous consequences

Too late now to save Arctic summer ice, climate scientists find

It is now too late to save summer Arctic sea ice. The study also shows that if emissions decline slowly or continue to rise, the first ice-free summer could…Continue readingToo late now to save Arctic summer ice, climate scientists find

Sea ice may soon disappear from the Arctic during the summer months—and it has happened before

Continue readingSea ice may soon disappear from the Arctic during the summer months—and it has happened before

US approves contentious oil drilling project in Alaska

Continue readingUS approves contentious oil drilling project in Alaska

Climate, ice sheets & sea level: the news is not good

Parts of Earth’s ice sheets that could lift global oceans by meters will likely crumble with another half degree Celsius of warming, and are fragile in ways not previously…Continue readingClimate, ice sheets & sea level: the news is not good

Global warming reaches central Greenland

The most recent decade surveyed in a study, the years 2001 to 2011, was the warmest in the past 1,000 years, and the region is now 1.5 degrees Celsius…Continue readingGlobal warming reaches central Greenland

Canada polar bears declining at alarming rate, study finds

Researchers say there has been a dramatic drop in particular in the number of female bears and cubs in Hudson Bay.Continue readingCanada polar bears declining at alarming rate, study finds

Arctic Report Card

The Arctic is getting wetter and rainier Arctic precipitation is on the rise across all seasons, and these seasons are shifting. As sea ice rapidly declines, more open water…Continue readingArctic Report Card

Alaska Native community relocates as climate crisis ravages homes

It was when the US Bureau of Indian Affairs built schools in Alaska, as part of an effort to assimilate Indigenous peoples into white culture, that the community was…Continue readingAlaska Native community relocates as climate crisis ravages homes

Why scientists are using the word scary over the climate crisis

More and more scientists are now admitting publicly that they are scared by the recent climate extremes, such as the floods in Pakistan and west Africa, the droughts and…Continue readingWhy scientists are using the word scary over the climate crisis

Scientists discover mechanism that can cause collapse of great Atlantic circulation system

The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), a system of ocean currents that carry warm water from the tropics into the North Atlantic, and transport cold water from the northern…Continue readingScientists discover mechanism that can cause collapse of great Atlantic circulation system

‘Nothing left to burn’: Wildfires blaze through the Arctic

Smoke from hundreds of wildfires has darkened skies over the Alaskan interior this summer with the state experiencing its fastest start to the fire season on record amid hot…Continue reading‘Nothing left to burn’: Wildfires blaze through the Arctic

Norway prolongs life of Arctic coal mine

Norway’s last remaining coal mine on a geopolitically important Arctic archipelago will stay open. Store Norske, the state-owned mining company, said on Friday it had originally planned to close…Continue readingNorway prolongs life of Arctic coal mine

Major sea-level rise is ‘now inevitable’

Major sea-level rise from the melting of the Greenland ice cap is now inevitable, scientists have found, even if the fossil fuel burning that is driving the climate crisis…Continue readingMajor sea-level rise is ‘now inevitable’

Forest fires burn twice as many trees as two decades ago

Researchers found that a typical forest fire season now burns 3 million more hectares (7.4 million more acres) than in 2001. Forest fires accounted for a quarter of global…Continue readingForest fires burn twice as many trees as two decades ago

Global heating has caused ‘shocking’ changes in forests across the Americas

Forests from the Arctic to the Amazon are transforming at a “shocking” rate due to the climate crisis, with trees advancing into previously barren tundra in the north while…Continue readingGlobal heating has caused ‘shocking’ changes in forests across the Americas

Arctic temperatures are increasing four times faster than global warming

A new analysis of observed temperatures shows the Arctic is heating up more than four times faster than the rate of global warming. The trend has stepped upward steeply…Continue readingArctic temperatures are increasing four times faster than global warming

The global ‘plastic flood’ reaches the Arctic

Large quantities of plastic—transported by rivers, the air and shipping–can now be found in the Arctic Ocean. High concentrations of microplastic can be found in the water, on the…Continue readingThe global ‘plastic flood’ reaches the Arctic

Humanity continues to degrade the Arctic

The Arctic continues to warm more than twice as fast as the rest of the globe. Summer 2021 saw the second-lowest amount of older, multi-year ice since 1985, and…Continue readingHumanity continues to degrade the Arctic

Rain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record

Rain has fallen on the summit of Greenland’s huge ice cap for the first time on record. Temperatures are normally well below freezing on the 3,216-metre (10,551ft) peak, and…Continue readingRain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record

Climate change: how bad could the future be if we do nothing?

The nightmare scenario: Year 2100, global waming exceeds 4˚C:→ Massive frequent wildfires→ Dead coral reefs→ Frequent prolonged droughts→ Increased air pollution→ Ice-free Arctic summers→ Rapid sea level rise→ Abandoned small…Continue readingClimate change: how bad could the future be if we do nothing?