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While You're Freezing, Know the Ice Has Been Melting

Think a week’s worth of seasonal cold might undo all that pesky global warming mess? Put that wishful thinking away in the desk drawer and attend to findings from two NASA scientists. They report that more than 2 trillion tons of land-based ice in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska have melted since 2003. More than half [...]

Arctic Sea Ice Growing At Less Than Average Rate

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.

Arctic Ocean Climate News Roundup for October 2008

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 [...]

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Lowest Extent for the Year, Surpassed in Melt only by 2007

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 [...]

Will 2008 Arctic Sea Ice Reach a Record Low Extent?

The National Ice and Snow Data Center has released its measurements of the extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean through the end of August. The area of the Arctic Ocean covered with ice is at its second-lowest point since measurements began (last year was the record):

The rate of sea ice loss [...]

Polar Bears Against Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin denies the climate crisis affecting polar bears for the same reason George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have: Sarah Palin is in the pocket of Big Oil. [...]