Glaciologists cannot say for certain whether the Earth’s north and south polar ice is melting faster as the years pass
While Arctic sea ice cover plummeted this summer, many suggest this was balanced by gains in ice cover at the Antarctic. So who’s right?
Cambridge University’s Professor Peter Wadhams says polar melt threatens to double mankind’s contribution to global warming, potentially causing irreversible climate change
Arctic sea ice is lower than at any other point since satellite records began, according to NASA, representing a new norm for the region.
Scientists find rapid warming over last 50-100 years contributed to the collapse of ice shelves witnessed over last 20 years, warning of more occurrences with future warming.
Ted Scambos from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre warns that Arctic sea ice could shrink to record lows next week, and then continue to melt for the rest of the summer months.
Latest data shows melting over the Greenland ice sheet in 2012, has surpassed previous seasonal records – four weeks before the melting season is expected to end.
Images from polar satellite suggest sea ice in the Arctic could be disappearing at a rate 50% higher than previously predicted.
New research finds Greenland’s ice sheet melt could happen in short bursts, showing that the melt witnessed between 2005 and 2010 may not have been unprecedented.
With Shell’s drilling rigs weeks away from entering the Arctic, RTCC takes a look at some of the potential implications of drilling in the region.
Unique all-season report finds risk to biodiversity in the Arctic Ocean and points towards “significant challenges” faced by the region’s nature. Meanwhile another study finds some species could still thrive in the Arctic.