Arctic Summer warmest ever in over 100,000 years

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Rapidly receding glaciers within the Canadian Arctic have created an opportunity for scientists to gather samples of the ancient delicate vegetation that has been preserved under the ice. Once exposed they soon start to get destroyed by the wind and water, so before that happened there exists a narrow window in which samples can be … Read moreArctic Summer warmest ever in over 100,000 years

Greenland Ice Mass melt is Accelerating

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Shocking new insights reveals that the Greenland ice mass is rapidly melting. The rate of now four times faster than it was in 2003. This will lead to a faster sea level rise. Let’s jump into the actual study and see what it actually tells us. New Study: Accelerating changes in ice mass within Greenland, … Read moreGreenland Ice Mass melt is Accelerating

Permafrost Study reveals a warming trend

Permafrost melting in Svalbard, Norway.

There is a Global collaboration that monitors Permafrost. You can find their website here. This is basically a network of boreholes that is managed by the international scientific community. Who exactly runs it all? Their GTN-P database is hosted at the Arctic Portal in Akureyri, Iceland. It is managed in close cooperation with the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine … Read morePermafrost Study reveals a warming trend

Trillions of tonnes of Ice Loss and Sea level

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There is a new study. Titled “Global sea-level contribution from Arctic land ice: 1971–2017” and published 21st Dec, it lays out the data for the amount of ice loss and sea level rise since 1971. The publication of this study motivated one of the authors to tweet as follows … Quick Summary The study itself … Read moreTrillions of tonnes of Ice Loss and Sea level

Arctic Report Card: It’s worse than you think

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Starting in 2006 an annual Arctic report card has been published by NOAA. The 2018 Report card is now available, and it is not exactly good news. The more appropriate word is perhaps “dire”. The 2018 Report Card Here is a brief summary of it all … Highlights Surface air temperatures in the Arctic continued to … Read moreArctic Report Card: It’s worse than you think