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Arctic Climate Change

Arctic Communities Turn Challenges Brought On By Climate Changes Into Advantages

Arctic Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.08.2016 | World

The impact of climate change on Arctic communities is so great that it limits their ability to adapt, or at least that’s what has long been assumed....

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

Hillary Clinton Breaks With Obama Over Arctic Drilling

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has agreed with the vast majority of President Barack Obama's policies, but in a Tweet...

Obama To Visit Alaska, But Enviros Cry Foul Over Arctic Drilling

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is traveling to Alaska later this month to visit the front lines of climate change, which he called "one of the g...

The End And Beginning Of The Arctic

Ensia | Edward Struzik | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Ensia. In the winter of 2013–14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to ...

U.S. Navy Eyes Greater Presence In Arctic

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy is mapping out how to expand its presence in the Arctic beginning about ...

Melting Sea Ice Makes Arctic Drilling A Risky Business

Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: Sea ice melting partly because of human-caused climate change could open previously inaccessible Arctic Ocean ...

Arctic Thaw Tied To European, U.S. Heat Waves And Downpours, Study Shows

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - A thaw of Arctic ice and snow is linked to worsening summer heatwav...

Let Us Now Sing About the Warmed Earth

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 09.27.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

You would think it would be logical to scrap the mega extraction projects if we are sincere about solving the climate crisis. It would indeed be, if we were living in a decent society. But instead, we're living in a dystopian one.

So, The North Pole Is Actually A Lake Right Now

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green

The North Pole probably looks a bit different than you would expect right now. Because, at this very moment, it's actually a lake. The time-la...

Arctic Methane Release Could Cost Economy $60 Trillion, Study Shows

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

By Nina Chestney LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - A release of methane in the Arctic could speed the melting of sea ice and climate change ...

How Much Does The Arctic Contribute To Climate Change?

Posted 06.13.2013 | Green

From Becky Oskin, LiveScience Staff Writer: Tons of carbon and methane lie under the Arctic tundra, trapped in ice. The frozen ground, called perma...

Arctic Station Evacuated After Ice Melts Underneath It

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

Research at Russia's North Pole-40, a station located aboard an ice floe in the Arctic, has ceased following an emergency evacuation of personnel. The...

Another Threat To Fragile Arctic Ecosystem

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, May 6 (Reuters) - The Arctic ecosystem, already under pressure from record ice melts,...

Sea Ice Loss Could Alter Arctic Air Chemistry

Posted 04.24.2013 | Green

From Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor: Over the past 30 years, the Arctic has warmed more than any other place on the planet, and ...

Arctic Is Spiraling Into New, Volatile State Due To Accelerated Warming

Posted 12.07.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: SAN FRANCISCO — Global warming is rapidly driving the Arctic into a volatile state characterized by massi...

Saving the Arctic Ice: Greenpeace, Greenwashing and Geoengineering (#2)

Nathan Currier | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Nathan Currier

Trying to save the arctic is currently the most vital thing in the world, the front lines of the climate war, so let's all applaud Greenpeace for taking up the cause.

Saving the Arctic Ice: Greenpeace, Greenwashing and Geoengineering (#1)

Nathan Currier | Posted 12.09.2012 | Green
Nathan Currier

That's right: the volume of arctic sea ice this September minimum was probably about half of what it was, just back in 2007. This figure should deeply trouble any reasonable human being.

Scientists Close In On The Cause Of Arctic Methane Leaks

Posted 10.08.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: It’s been called the Methane Bomb — a stash of gas buried under the Arctic seafloor whose heat-trap...

Arctic Ice Melt And Sea Level Rise May Be 'Decades Ahead Of Schedule'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 10.05.2012 | Green

Low-lying island nations threatened by rising sea levels this century could see the disastrous consequences of climate change far sooner than expected...

This Is What An Ice-Free Arctic Means

| Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

By David Biello (Click here for original article.) On Sunday, September 16, the sun did not rise above the horizon in the Arctic. Nevertheless eno...

WATCH: Polar Bear Does A Handstand

The Huffington Post | Jessica Leader | Posted 04.19.2012 | Green

As the video above shows, few things could be cuter than a polar bear doing a headstand. But sadly, natural pleasures like polar bear antics are i...

7 Crazy Facts You Should Know About The Arctic

David Fairhall | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home
David Fairhall

As the polar ice cap shrinks, this oceanic basin is also opening up to human activity. And as its vast economic resources become increasingly accessible, it looks set to become a cauldron of commercial potential and political conflict.

WATCH: Warming Arctic Interactive Exhibit

Posted 09.14.2011 | Green

In the face of a warming world, the Arctic landscape is changing, as a new interactive exhibit at London's Maritime Museum illustrates. David Silli...

Freak April Rain Showers Hit Canadian Arctic

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

While the Gulf of Mexico continues to choke on oil from a man-made disaster, the Arctic is experiencing another form of man-made onslaught thanks to climate change.