Arctic sea ice reaches lowest maximum ever recorded

As you might indeed expect, the ice covering the Arctic sea oscillates, we have the summer melt that is then followed by the winter freeze, and as we pass through these regular cycles the National Snow and Ice Data Centre measures what is happening and reports the latest on a daily basis. How? They get reliable measurements … Read more

Climate Change – Is the ice really vanishing in the Arctic?

OK, the TLDR summary is – Yes, the ice really is vanishing and we are already starting to experience the consequences. So there you go then, you can skip reading and watching the clips below. Ah but if you just happen to be curious to know how we know this to be factual, then it … Read more

Arctic sea ice extent settles at record seasonal minimum

Well … we are at an all-time low now. Arctic sea ice appeares to have reached its minimum extent for the year, and that extent is 3.41 million square kilometers (1.32 million square miles). It is the lowest seasonal minimum extent in the satellite record … ever. Here are a few scary facts for you … Read more

Climate Change: The alarm bells are sounding …

The knowledgeable subject matter experts are yelling, but nobody appears to be really listening … The BBC reported a couple of days ago … Arctic ice melting at ‘amazing’ speed. Scientists in the Arctic are warning that this summer’s record-breaking melt is part of an accelerating trend with profound implications. … The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) … Read more

The very latest Arctic Sea Ice News

It has been confirmed that 2012 is indeed a record breaking year for the loss of sea ice in the Arctic and is now the lowest in the satellite era. The image on the left here shows the extent as of yesterday. Yes, that is newer data than the recent press reports, we have already … Read more

How “not” to secretly film a polar bear

When up the Arctic attempting to make a documentary about Polar Bears, how the heck do you get all those up-close and personal shots? Easy, you disguise the camera as part of the background so that it then blends seamlessly in. Good plan, yes? Unfortunately, this plan potentially has a wee flaw. The polar bear … Read more