The recent Formula1 race in Belgium was selected by Greenpeace to launch an ingenious means to get exposure to its fight to save the arctic. The campaign (under the name SaveTheArctic) against Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic have stepped up recently and further action is […]
We calculate that the costs of a melting Arctic will be huge, because the region is pivotal to the functioning of Earth systems such as oceans and the climate. The release of methane from thawing permafrost beneath the East Siberian Sea, off northern Russia, alone comes with an average […]
Antarctica’s expanding sea ice may paradoxically be explained by the phenomenon of melted ice forming plumes of cold water meeting the surface and thus causing an increased sea ice coverage.
Source: BBC News – Melt may explain Antarctica’s sea ice expansion.
The Doha Climate Change conference has ended 24 hours later than intended, & sill without a deal that binds the US, China & India. On a positive note the Kyoto Protocol (which is due to expire later this Year) has however been extended till 2020, this however is of […]
A new study by NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) shows that ice in both Polar Regions is melting at an accelerating rate (up to 5 times the rate of a few years ago).
The study was produced by an international collaboration — the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise […]