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

#Arctic Sea Ice update

arctic sea ice extent - 6th March 2018

The National Snow and Ice Data Centre have issued their early March update for Arctic sea ice news. The content is not exactly a surprise. Below I’ve laid out some of the details. Highlights Temperatures over the Arctic have been unseasonably high and have been approaching melting point – in February – a time when … Read more#Arctic Sea Ice update

Scientists Aghast by Off-the-Charts Arctic Temperatures, Record-Low Sea Ice

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Words such as “Agast” or “stunned” don’t perhaps fully capture it, yet nevertheless we are in the midst of something quite unusual in the Arctic. Via Zack Labe, a researcher at the University of California at Irvine, and others, we have a series of tweets and graphs that illustrate just how weird things are in … Read moreScientists Aghast by Off-the-Charts Arctic Temperatures, Record-Low Sea Ice

Alaska’s Bering Sea has Lost a Third of Its Sea Ice in Just 8 Days

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There has been a sudden and very dramatic loss of sea ice in the Bering sea. Within an 8 day period one third of the sea ice has gone. It’s not spring, we are in the middle of February. So what exactly has happened? Basically this … Weather (e.g., wind) has a significant role in … Read moreAlaska’s Bering Sea has Lost a Third of Its Sea Ice in Just 8 Days

2017 Arctic Report card published by NOAA

Arctic Report Card

For the past 12 years now NOAA has been published an annual Arctic Report card and the 2017 issue is now available on-line. The report card exists because something quite extraordinary has been happening in the Arctic and 2017 has not seen any pause in that. Highlights Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably … Read more2017 Arctic Report card published by NOAA