2007-2008 marked the Fourth International Polar Year, a coordinated international research effort dedicated to a better understanding of the Earth’s poles. Various sorts of data were collected in more than 150 research projects during this year.
Some of this research is still proceeding, and a large amount of data collected during the International Polar Year [...]
The latest data on sea ice extent in the Arctic Ocean includes information up through October 27, 2009:
Source: National Snow and Ice Data Center
The National Snow and Ice Data Center’s standard for measuring a notable deviation from the 1979-2000 sea ice average is two standard deviations, which is a reasonably strong standard, [...]
The biological impacts of climate change Post documents in his new work include devastation of Arctic vegetation as a result of insect infestations surging up from the south, ringed seals losing their pups because of thinning ice, and narwhal populations dwindling. [...]
I’d like to hear from those people who repeat the corporate claim that the Earth is currently cooling, rather than warming, how they think the scientific measurements shown in this graph fit with that idea. [...]
Biologist Shaye Wolf, says of Obama’s assistance to oil companies in the arctic, “There may be a new captain at the helm, but the federal government is still steering wildlife management in the Arctic on a course for extinction.” [...]
This morning, another person who also goes by the name of Jim left this comment to a post regarding data on Arctic sea ice extent collected by the National Snow and Ice Data Center:
OK, all this data must be considered faulty because the National Snow and Ice Data Center now admits their sensor has [...]
Environmentalists need to consider the meaning of the ribbon seal ruling, which suggests that future conditions will often not provide a solid foundation for present-day action through the Endangered Species Act. [...]
News from the National Snow and Ice Data Center this month shows the continuing influence of global warming. Arctic sea ice growth is significantly below average so far this year, when compared to the historical average.
The climate of the Arctic Ocean is changing dramatically. A summary of findings from the past month:
Scientists have found methane plumes emerging from seabed permafrost north of Russia at rates 100 times higher than normal. The area of the Arctic Ocean that melted this year was the second-lowest ever, barely missing the massive record [...]
While the American news media remains focused on the winks of Sarah Palin and the nods of Ben Bernanke, the British media reports on two disturbing scientific findings. An international team scientists aboard a research vessel traveling Russia’s north coast has encountered plumes of methane emerging from the Arctic ocean at 100 times the typical [...]
According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the Arctic ice has melted to its greatest extent and, as winter creeps in, is beginning to refreeze. As the following graph from the NSIDC shows, the extent of Arctic ice this year is far below the average for years past, and the amount of open [...]