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

Arctic Update – The 2018 Melt Season is Over

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Now that the annual melt season is over, how did 2018 pan out in the Arctic? We have very precise Satellite measurements that go back over almost 40 years so this degree of precision gives us some quite specific trends. If you are familiar with the ongoing climate change trend in the Arctic then you … Read moreArctic Update – The 2018 Melt Season is Over

Climate Change impacting Arctic sea ice across all seasons

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For those living in the arctic region, there is no debate regarding the reality of climate change. Each and every year they can see the ongoing decline of sea ice. Every season marks another data point. NSIDC Update If you check out the National Snow and Ice data centre then you can find very precise … Read moreClimate Change impacting Arctic sea ice across all seasons

Climate: Acceleration of permafrost methane emissions

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The Washington Past has a great article by Chris Mooney and others. Beyond the words we also have some really cool graphics and images. It all rotates around research by Katey Walter Anthony of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks into an Arctic Cauldron that is emitting huge amounts of methane. Titled “Arctic Cauldron”, you can find … Read moreClimate: Acceleration of permafrost methane emissions

Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record

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The UK’s Guardian reports on something that has never been seen before this year. The sea ice north of Greenland normally does not break up even in the summer melt season. This year it has been different. They describe it as follows … This phenomenon – which has never been recorded before – has occurred … Read moreArctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record

Record Warmth in Arctic not possible without Global Warming

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If you keep you finger on the Global Warming pulse then you will be familiar with the observations of record warmth in the Arctic during the winter of 2016. Research by NOAA has now confirmed that this was not a natural event, a black swan, and would not have been possible in a world without … Read moreRecord Warmth in Arctic not possible without Global Warming