Arctic


Unprecedented #Arctic weather has scientists on edge

Bryan Thomas, who works as station chief at NOAA’s Point Barrow, Alaska, observatory is deeply troubled. As he sits within his office there in Alaska, he can look North out over the Arctic ocean in the middle of February. It should all be sea ice, but it is not … “I could […]


The NSIDC #Arctic January update

Each month the National Snow & Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) issues an updated #Arctic Sea Ice update, and this week the January 2017 update has been published. 2016 has been and gone, and with it the impact of the cyclic El Niño warm phase has also passed. You might perhaps speculate […]


#Arctic sea ice update

Thinking about how you say something is rather important  if you need to effectively tell a story. Presenting an array of numbers such as the following will simply not cut it because it does not effectively convey the saga of what is actually going on, even if the numbers are meaningful and accurate. […]


#Arctic Sea Ice Extent – Mid Jan Update

The Arctic sea ice extent has never been seen this low before at this time of year. Right now in the middle of winter it should be growing, but it is not, the growth has once again stalled. To drive this point home, here are a couple of extracts from […]


Is #arctic sea ice extent recovering?

Some have been claiming that the #Arctic melt was simply a short term blip due to a bit of extraordinary weather, and that the normal patterns are now reasserting themselves. Sadly twitter is full of misinformation. Let’s take a quick peek at the data and see if this is correct. […]


Will Obama’s ban on #Arctic drilling be effective? 1

You might have perhaps heard the news that Obama has issued a ban on Arctic drilling for oil. For example we read in The Guardian … Barack Obama bans oil and gas drilling in most of Arctic and Atlantic oceans Barack Obama has permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in […]