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What Life Is Really Like on Antarctica

Paula Froelich | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

Antarctica is on the top of everyone's bucket list these days as people spend tens of thousands of dollars to check out the world's southernmost frozen continent (read: bragging rights). But have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually live there?

A sea slug changed my life

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 06.26.2016 | Science
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

This underwater photo of a sea slug was captured with a close-up lens in Monterrey, Calif., by my first SCUBA instructor, Thomas Chapin circa 1985. ...

'Unusually' Thin And Fractured Arctic Ice Hints At Yet Another Record Melt

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) hadn’t updated its near-real time daily chart of Arctic sea ice levels in more than a month. A satelli...

Save the Polar Bears? They're Fine, Actually

Patrick J. Michaels | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Patrick J. Michaels

This Earth Day, it's time to give the polar bear the respect it deserves. Nothing humans can do to the climate is going to wipe it out.

The Cold War Gets Icy With Russia and US Weapons Build-Up in Arctic

This Planet | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
This Planet

This short video called "Cold War On Ice" is part of our web series ThisPlanet.TV. It includes a few clips from Yamal's newscasts illustrating the Russian viewpoint on the situation in the Arctic.

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.07.2016 | 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.

7 Artists: On the Arctic

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic.

Forget Paris, forget Basel-Miami Beach. To Experience Art and Climate Change, Visit Hialeah!

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2015 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Forget the Champs Elysees. If you really want to experience climate change this week, travel west along the banks of the C-6 canal and through the clo...

Our Future Generations Can Teach Us a Thing or Two About Arctic Drilling

Cindy Shogan | Posted 08.28.2015 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Last week, President Obama made a terribly risky decision for the Arctic. His administration cleared the final hurdle that allows for drilling into oil-bearing zones in the Arctic Ocean, approving one of Shell Oil's modified drilling permits for the Chukchi Sea.

Blockade of Shell Icebreaker: A Human Tipping Point in Pacific Northwest?

Daphne Wysham | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Members of the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on July 30 when they forced the MSV Fennica, Shell Oil's Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately 40 hours.

Climate Change? What Climate Change?

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green
Fran Moreland Johns

Watching the ice melt in arctic regions, wishing for air conditioning in San Francisco in January -- those things suggest that paying attention to fossil fuels probably makes sense.

Exceptional Times Require Exceptional Leaders. We Won't Take No for an Answer.

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Every new ton of oil, coal or gas we burn, or forest we destroy, means more stress for the Arctic and higher risks for us all. Every ton takes us closer to the tipping point, beyond which impacts start spiraling out of control, and action will no longer matter.

The Polar Bear's Vanishing World

Dr. Steven C. Amstrup | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Dr. Steven C. Amstrup

Now, more than ever, we must all show our support for a low-carbon and sustainable future. We must speak up for polar bears, for cheetahs, for countless other species -- and for our children and grandchildren.

The New North

Peter Neill | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

The new north -- a phrase that slowly seeps into the geopolitical discussion and suggests that in the changes, overt and still to come, in the norther...

Here's Another Reason To Worry About Melting Arctic Ice

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green

Melting ice sheets could spell disaster for coastal towns, but sea level rise is not the only threat Arctic thawing poses. In a new study published...

Through the Climate Portal: Humanity's Tragic Flaw

David_Goldstein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
David_Goldstein

Theoretically, we can still pull back via a World War II level green energy mobilization together with rapid and permanent fossil fuel reduction. But we are not stopping. In fact, we are accelerating the process. We can't imagine it. It is our tragic flaw.

White House Releases Plan To Make Arctic Shipping Safer

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner and Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - As Arctic ice melts away, opening the way for greater oil deve...

Coca-Cola Climate Change Cavalry... May Be Too Late

David_Goldstein | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
David_Goldstein

We may wait a long time and experience an enormous amount of unnecessary suffering, but, when all is said and done, the cavalry will charge in and "good" will prevail. But climate change is different.

Colder Winters Caused by a Warmer Planet

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
C. Robert Gibson

We need to get serious about addressing what we're doing to our climate in our reckless consumption of fossil fuels, or we'll have many more cold winters, hot summers, and climate-related weather disasters in our future.

Santa Claus and Climate Change: A Letter to My Grandkids

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

This disaster has long been coming. Back in the early 2000s, Arctic sea ice extent and volume started to drop rapidly -- even more rapidly than scientists anticipated -- due to the rapid warming of the planet caused by the burning of fossil fuels, especially coal.

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...

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Climatic changes -- and the results of those changes -- could occur within decades or even sooner, and they are becoming a greater conce...

Last Hours for Humanity?

Tom Weis | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Earth is sending us an urgent and unmistakable message, one that we ignore at our own peril. Failure to drastically slash carbon emissions now could mean the end of humanity.

Staying Silent Would Be the Real Crime

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Are they ignoring the warnings? Are we not shouting loud enough? Surely, Shell's disaster-prone foray into the Alaskan Arctic was sufficient warning of the dangers of Arctic oil?

2012 Was One Of The Top 10 Warmest Years Globally

Posted 08.07.2013 | Green

The year 2012 was a terrible time for the planet, according to a new report released by the American Meteorological Society this week. Edited by s...