Stories tagged "Arctic"

August 12, 2019

Greenland Ice Melt Is A Huge Story

Viral footage of Greenland’s recent melting.   In early August, Greenland lost between12 and 24 billion tons of ice each day, which, The Washington Post reported was about 6 to 18 billion tons greater than the typical rates seen during the same dates during the...

August 1, 2019

Wildfires in Siberia Force Government To Declare An Emergency

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina Wildfires raging across Siberia this year have reached historic levels — It is estimated that the fires released 300 megatonnes of carbon dioxide in July, the most since satellite records began around two decades ago. In...

July 14, 2019

Alaska Burns Due to Vicious Heat Wave

By Alexandra Patel Extreme temperatures in Alaska are causing an outbreak of explosive wildfires throughout the state, with Fairbanks, Anchorage experiencing its warmest March to date, as reported recently by Our Daily Planet. Just in the week of July 3rd, more than...

May 9, 2019

One Funny Thing: Hey! On Pompeo’s Ridiculous Climate Comments

Late night commentator Seth Meyers and MSNBC Anchor Chris Hayes both took a minute to make “light” of Secretary of State Pompeo’s speech at the Arctic Council Meeting on Monday in which Pompeo listed all the “blessings” that the melting...

May 7, 2019

Secretary Pompeo’s Arctic Council Climate Denial

At a meeting of Foreign Ministers from all the Arctic Nations held Monday and Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to sign a previously negotiated declaration of support by the nations for their joint strategy and cooperation plan in this key region because...

April 23, 2019

Arctic Melting Increasing, As Are Costs Of Dealing With It

A team of scientists studying Greenland’s ice mass reviewed data going back as far as 1972 for the first time, which allowed them to look at longer trends, and learned that even though there might be more snow in some years, the glaciers (large ice masses on the...

March 15, 2019

Arctic Melting Now “Locked In”

According to a new report issued by the United Nations Environment Program, the Arctic is locked into extreme temperature increases because of greenhouse gasses already emitted and the heat already being stored in the ocean.  The Report, entitled Global Linkages...

March 8, 2019

Women Scientists Breaking Out at the Poles

The number of women researchers working in Antarctica is “skyrocketing” as particularly younger women are charging ahead there — 55% of APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) members are now female, according to the Scientific Committee...

February 12, 2019

Protests Against Drilling in ANWR Dominate Public Meeting

Last week, the Interior Department held a public meeting in Fairbanks to hear their comments and concerns about plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling.  The agency brought scientists who were there to explain the environmental impact...