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Predicting climate change impacts on polar bear litter size

Altmetric: 8<p>Citations: 53<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Péter K. Molnár<br>• , Andrew E. Derocher<br>• , Tin Klanjscek<br>• & Mark A. Lewis<p><i>Nature Communications</i> <b>volume 2</b>, …

Polar and brown bear genomes reveal ancient admixture and demographic footprints of past climate change

Author contributions: W.M., S.C.S., L.H.-E., and C.L. designed research; W.M., S.C.S., A.J.W., D.I.D., N.E.W., L.P.T., E.I.-L., L.H.-E., G.K.S., …

Irreversible collapse of Antarctic glaciers has begun, studies say

A slow-motion and irreversible collapse of a massive cluster of glaciers in Antarctica has begun, and could cause sea levels to rise across the planet by another 4 feet within 200 years, scientists concluded in two studies released Monday.<p>Researchers had previously estimated that the cluster in the …

Global Warming

Scientists Predict 20-Foot Sea Level Rise

When past temperatures were similar to or slightly higher than the present global average, sea levels rose at least 20 feet (six meters), suggesting …

How much will sea levels rise in the 21st Century?

What the science says...<p>Select a level...<p><b>Basic</b><p>Sea levels are rising faster now than in the previous century, and could rise between 50cm to 1.5 …

Polar ice sheets melting faster than ever | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 04.02.2013

The polar ice caps have melted faster in last 20 years than in the last 10,000. A comprehensive satellite study confirms that the melting ice caps …

Antarctica's Melting Ice Sheets Might Bring More Sea Level Rise to the US Than Anywhere Else | VICE News

Hurricane Sandy was not an aberration. It was New York City's first taste of a trend that could continue for centuries — the storm surge that flooded the city's coastal areas could become a much more frequent — and destructive — occurrence.<p>Land ice at both of the planet's poles is melting, causing …

Sea Level Rise: Risk and Resilience in Coastal Cities

Erin A. Thead<p>October 2016<p>Introduction<p>One of the most dire impacts of anthropogenic climate change is a rise in the global sea level caused by the …

NASA Study Shows Global Sea Ice Diminishing, Despite Antarctic Gains

Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis | Sea ice data updated daily with one-day lag

Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual maximum extent on March 17. This is the second lowest Arctic maximum in the 39-year satellite …

Mount Kilimanjaro's Glacier Is Crumbling

Andrea Minarcek<br>National Geographic Adventure<p>September 23, 2003<p>Last January, amateur adventurer Vince Keipper realized a long-time goal when he trekked to the top of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro. But the view from Africa's 19,340-foot (5,895-meter) rooftop hardly compared to what he saw on the way …

Ten Thousand Walruses Gather on Island As Sea Ice Shrinks

The marine mammals, which usually spend their time resting on sea ice, are increasingly forced to haul out on land.<p><b>An estimated ten thousand Pacific walruses have huddled together on a remote island in the Chukchi Sea (map), an unusual phenomenon that's due to a lack of sea ice, experts say.</b><p>The …

Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago...despite Al Gore's prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now

Myth of Arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years …

Global Warming

This is climate skeptics’ latest argument about melting polar ice — and why it’s wrong

We’ve had two weeks of worrying news about the melting of Antarctica. The Larsen C and especially the remaining Larsen B ice shelves appear vulnerable to collapse, even as the glaciers of the Southern Antarctic Peninsula region have just been shown to be pouring large volumes of water into the …

Global Warming

Arctic Sea Ice: What, Why, and What Next

On September 19th, NSIDC, the National Snow and Ice Data Center, announced that Arctic sea ice has shrunk as far as it will shrink this summer, and …

NOAA Scientists Say Arctic Ice Is Melting Faster Than Expected

The Arctic sea ice will retreat hundreds of miles farther from the coast of Alaska in the summer, the scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concluded. That will open up vast waters for fishermen and give easier access to new areas for oil and gas exploration. It is also …

Polar Bears in a Warming Climate 1 | Integrative and Comparative Biology | Oxford Academic

Citation<p>Andrew E. Derocher, Nicholas J. Lunn, Ian Stirling; Polar Bears in a Warming Climate, <i>Integrative and Comparative Biology</i>, Volume 44, Issue 2, …

Climate Change Likely Caused Polar Bear to Evolve Quickly

Climactic changes might currently be threatening the survival of polar bears (<i>Ursus maritimus</i>), but similar shifts appear to have played an important …

Climate Change

Climate Change 101<p>A warming world has profound effects on the lives of its inhabitants.<p>A closer look at changes to Arctic sea ice shows an unsettling …

Climate Change

promoting bioscience literacy

Polar bears are the closest relatives of brown bears.<p>The sea ice of the Arctic Ocean and the connected frozen seas is home to the largest and most …

Wildlife Guide | National Wildlife Federation

Wild Places<p>From the Florida Everglades to Washington's Puget Sound, discover more about some of the awe-inspiring landscapes the National Wildlife …

Wildlife

4 Ways Polar Bears Are Dealing With Climate Change

A few of these opportunistic predators have found new sources of food as their regular sources diminish—but is it enough to save them?<p>It's a tough time to be a polar bear.<p>The Arctic predators—which depend on constantly diminishing amounts of sea ice to catch marine mammals such as seals—are …

Greenland’s undercut glaciers melting faster than thought

Greenland's glaciers flowing into the ocean are grounded deeper below sea level than previously measured, allowing intruding ocean water to badly …