The Big Melt

By Derek Evans | Glaciers and ice fields are melting at incredible rates due to climate change. These are stories about the consequences.

How Global Warming and Arctic Ice Melt Intensifies Hurricanes

Arctic ice melt, due to global warming, not only intensifies hurricanes, but also steers them in previously uncommon directions, which is why …

Jet Stream

Billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases released from melting Arctic permafrost could push Earth above the Paris Climate Agreement target far quicker than previously thought

Scientists believe the targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement may be unobtainable – and could be exceeded much sooner than previously thought.<p>A …

Permafrost

Thawing arctic lakes are bubbling methane, amplifying global warming

An understudied phenomenon may double the amount of methane released into the atmosphere by the thawing Arctic permafrost.

Glaciers Falling on Tourists: Yet Another Danger of Climate Change

As people flock to see the world’s receding frozen wonders, they’re also encountering freak accidents.<p>In the summer of 1987, a woman visiting Alaska was crushed by a 1,000-pound chunk of ice. According to news reports at the time, Thais Grabenauer, 59, had been taking pictures with her husband at …

Glaciers

Why a sudden spike in the temperature of the Great Lakes has scientists worried

The Great Lakes are getting hotter, seeing a rise in some parts of three degrees.<p>Aaron Fisk, a professor with the Great Lakes Institute for …

Global Warming

NASA probe will track melting polar ice in unprecedented detail

The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite can measure changes in ice thickness to within half a centimetre.<p>NASA is set to launch its most advanced …

Global Warming

Russian Ships Move to Gain Control Over Melting Arctic

Russian ships are taking advantage of smoother transit through routes in the Northern Sea because of increased ice melt attributed to global warming,</b> …

Global Warming

Wisconsin's Floods Are Catastrophic—and Only Getting Worse

An entire summer’s worth of rain has fallen across a broad swath of the Midwest in recent days. The resulting record floods have wrecked homes and …

Weather

In just four days, extreme heat melted the snow off this massive glacier

Earth's Northern Hemisphere experienced a scorching summer, with 90-degree temperatures in Arctic reindeer country and heat waves toppling records …

Global Warming

Why the Trillion Ton Iceberg Spinning Off the Antarctic Coast Could Be Bad News for the World Economy

A one trillion ton iceberg is on the move. A68, as it’s known, broke off the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica last July, but it didn’t stray too far …

Global Warming

New study predicts 'radical re-shaping' of Arctic landscape by end of century

A new study is revealing just how much greener and warmer the Arctic is expected to be by the end of this century.<p>Researchers from the U.S. …

Climate Change

Melting glaciers are triggering the world's biggest tsunamis

In October 2015, a powerful wave — as tall as 55-storey building — crashed through a fjord in Alaska, stripping the mountainsides of trees and dirt, …

Glaciers

Melting glaciers increasing risk of landslide-triggered tsunamis, study reveals

Melting glaciers could be triggering a ripple effect of natural disasters that culminates in massive tsunamis, according to new research.<p>Ice provides …

Glaciers

New islands are being left behind by rapidly retreating Arctic glaciers

There are three new islands in the thawing Arctic, each left behind by melting glaciers.<p>As warming masses of ice retreat away from the rugged …

Global Warming

How global warming has changed what it’s like to travel to the North Pole

<b>The North Pole is</b> a destination without a marker. Unlike its southern equivalent, which is located deep within the frozen continent of Antarctica and delineated with an actual pole and a nearby scientific base, the North Pole is in the middle of a constantly shifting mosaic of ice atop the Arctic …

North Pole

Trillion-ton iceberg four times the size of London starts to ‘spin’ towards ocean

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded, a trillion-ton monster four times the size of London has begun moving and spinning as it breaks free of …

Global Warming

Greenhouse gases are bubbling up from Arctic lakes that were recently frozen

<b>FROM BAD TO WORSE.</b> The bad news: Global warming is thawing Arctic permafrost. And that’s releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.<p>The <i>really</i> bad …

Global Warming

What’s happening to our weather? The answers are hiding in Arctic air

The ice is ​fickle​​, and everyone working on ​it must be accompanied by a guard against polar bea​rs.<p>I am standing on the ocean. Ahead of me, the world is split into two perfect halves: blue sky above, white sea ice below. The view is clean and simple, but a continuous waltz of swirling and …

North Pole

Waters off New England in midst of record year for warmth

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The waters off of New England are already warming faster than most of the world's oceans, and they are nearing the end of one of the hottest summers in their history.<p>That is the takeaway from an analysis of summer sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Maine by a marine …

Global Warming

NASA Discovers Bubbling Lakes In The Remote Arctic - A Sign Of Global Warming

NASA has released videos of bubbling lakes in the remote Arctic tundra, where warming continues to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere at unprecedented rates.<p>The international research team, funded by NASA as part of their Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), recently published …

Global Warming

Extreme weather in Europe linked to less sea ice and warming in the Barents Sea

Yueng-Djern Lenn, <i>Bangor University</i>; Benjamin Barton, <i>Bangor University</i>, and Camille Lique, <i>Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer</i> …

Global Warming

“A Sense of Real Fear”: Climate Change Photog Katie Orlinsky on Documenting Arctic Melt

Photographer Katie Orlinsky has been documenting the impact of climate change for four years, but says what she recently witnessed on assignment for</i> …

Global Warming

The frozen tears of New Zealand's melting glaciers

As the planet heats up, scientists warn the dramatic seams of ice that have inspired ancient legends, Victorian explorers and modern tourists alike …

Climate Change

'Ticking Time Bomb' of Hidden, Heated Ocean Discovered Under The Arctic

Fire in the hole.<p>The Arctic is not in a good way. Its oldest, thickest sea ice is breaking. Strange lakes punctuate its landscape. The very chemistry …

Global Warming

Antarctica Has Lost More Than 3 Trillion Tons Of Ice In 25 Years

Scientists have completed the most exhaustive assessment of changes in Antarctica's ice sheet to date. And they found that it's melting faster than …

Antarctica

Scientists find pocket of warm water trapped under Arctic with potential to melt entire ice pack

A warm region of water trapped deep below the surface of the Arctic seas north of Canada has the potential to leave the entire area devoid of …

Warming of the interior Arctic Ocean linked to sea ice losses at the basin margins

• A. Proshutinsky,<br>• R. Krishfield,<br>• M. L. Timmermans,<br>• J. Toole,<br>• E. Carmack,<br>• F. McLaughlin,<br>• W. J. Williams,<br>• S. Zimmermann,<br>• M. Itoh,<br>• K. Shimada<p>, Beaufort Gyre …

Global Warming

The Melting Arctic Is a Real-Time Horror Story — Why Doesn’t Anyone Care?

Last week, scientists learned that 40-foot piles of compacted sea ice — some of the oldest and most durable clusters in the Arctic — are breaking …

Global Warming

In warming Arctic, major rivers show surprising changes in carbon chemistry

There were straightforward ways of sampling alkalinity in the modern rivers, but for historical measurements, the team relied on reams of decades-old …

Climate Change