Global Warming

What Happened the Last Time Antarctica Melted?

By Eric Betz | January 18, 2018 2:34 pm<p>The JOIDES team snapped this image on their transit through the ice near Antarctica. <i>(Credit: JOIDES</i> …

Climate Change

Well, At Least One Catastrophic Climate Scenario Is Looking Less Likely

There’s been loads of media hype regarding the Arctic “methane bomb,” an idea that rising temperatures could cause a pulse of ancient methane, locked …

Liberal View

We Just Experienced the Hottest Four Years in Earth's Recent History

Planet Earth just experienced its warmest four years in moden history, with 2017 one of the hottest years ever recorded.<p>Exactly how hot it was last …

El Niño

2017 set an astonishing new temperature record

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>The 2017 temps are in, and NASA reports that 2017 was the second-hottest year on …

Climate Change

Arctic Warming Faster Than Anywhere On Earth: 2017 Third Hottest

The year 2017 officially took third place in the competition for hottest year on record, behind 2016, the warmest year, and 2015 the second warmest, …

Climate Change

2017 was among the hottest years on record

NASA analysis reveals that 2017 was the second hottest year on record since 1880, reaching global temperatures 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit higher "than …

Climate Change

2017 was one of the warmest years on record — and El Nino can’t be blamed

2017 was either the second or third warmest year on record, as well as the warmest in which El Nino wasn’t a factor<p>President Donald Trump may not believe in man-made global warming, but government scientists have reported that 2017 was one of the warmest years on record — and the warmest one in …

U.S. Politics

Glacial moulin formation triggered by rapid lake drainage

Scientists are uncovering the mystery of how, where and when important glacial features called moulins form on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Moulins, …

Greenland

01-18: NEWS: Polar bear disappears from vodka brand’s label

NEWS: Around the Arctic January 18, 2018 - 2:30 pm<p>Polar bear disappears from vodka brand’s label<p>Canadian booze purveyor jumps aboard the polar bear …

Northern Canada

2017 was the second-hottest year on record, NASA says

Another year, another dubious climate achievement.<p>NASA announced Thursday that per its annual temperature analysis, 2017 was the second-hottest year …

Foreign Policy

The planet just had its hottest 4 years in recorded history. Trump is dismantling efforts to fight climate change.

2017 was among the hottest years ever recorded, government scientists reported Thursday.<p>The year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA said, while scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported 2017 was the third-warmest they have ever recorded.<p>The two …

Climate Change

Amazing pictures from the coldest inhabited town on earth

• <b>Oymyakon, Russia, is the coldest inhabited town on Earth.</b>• <b><br>Its population of 500 people braves temperatures that have dipped to -90 degrees Fahrenheit.</b>• <b><br>Despite the harsh conditions, life is pretty normal there.</b><p>Oymyakon is known as "The Pole of Cold."<p>A small town of 500 located in the Republic of Sakha …

Russia

Stalin's 'ice palace' built during Cold War is MELTING thanks to global warming

The extraordinary labyrinth of ice tunnels - which for decades acted as a ginormous freezer - under Stalin's 'ice palace' are in danger of …

Climate Change

2017 was in the Top 3 warmest years on record, globally | Ars Technica

Regardless of the dataset, just a touch cooler than last couple years.<p>Last year had its fair share of attention-grabbing natural disasters, so you …

Climate Change

Asheville hits consecutive hottest year on record in 2017

CLOSE<p>NASA has released new maps that detail the effects of climate change around the world. As several areas in the U.S. are facing a blizzard, much …

Asheville

Apostle Islands ice caves remain inaccessible to visitors

CLOSE<p>Droves of people are braving the cold to hike a frozen Lake Superior to see dramatic ice caves in northern Wisconsin. Since the caves were …

Nature

Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

Ocean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane.<p>Trapped in ocean sediments near continents lie ancient reservoirs of …

Arctic Ocean

Field Guide to Arctic Sea Ice

On July 10, 2011, Jens Ehn of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (left), and Christie Wood of Clark University (right), scooped water from melt …

The Arctic

Melting Glaciers Sound Surprisingly Like Rice Crispies

In Antarctica, you can do more than see the impact climate change is having on the icy landscape. You can hear it, too.<p>And it turns out it that …

Environment

Unusual weather accelerates Arctic sea ice loss

New research suggests weather anomalies are to blame for intense periods of accelerating Arctic sea ice loss.

Climate Change

Weather anomalies accelerate the melting of sea ice

In the winter of 2015/16, something happened that had never before been seen on this scale: at the end of December, temperatures rose above zero …

Climate Change

Running cool – The ice technology helping Arctic communities adapt

<b>The SmartICE project is providing Arctic inhabitants with real-time data on their capricious landscape</b>At the recent United Nations climate conference …

Engineering

Winter gets warmer as temperature rises in Mumbai

Doctors suspect that with erratic temperature changes, cases of respiratory infection and cold may escalate in the coming days.

Climate Change

Unstable East Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Spell Catastrophe

New research has confirmed one of the worst nightmares of climate science: the instability of the East Antarctic ice sheet.<p>This vast mass holds …

Climate Change

A year of extremes: 2017 hottest year ever recorded

2017 is set to be confirmed as the warmest year on record not influenced by warming El Niño conditions. Preliminary data suggests the global CO2 emissions grew in 2017 by around 2% after three-year ‘plateau’.<p>2017 was the third-hottest year on record in the U.S. and the most expensive in terms of …

Climate Change

Aussie teen sets polar record

An Australian teenager has become the youngest person ever to bag the 'Polar Hat Trick'.<p>Jade Hameister, a 16-year-old from Melbourne, has broken the …

Climate Change

Norway dismisses official Australia travel warning on polar bear attacks

Norwegian diplomats have poked fun at official Australian travel advice on how to avoid a polar bear attack in the Scandinavian country.<p>Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) softly dismissed tips from Australia's Smartraveller advisory and consular information service with a light-hearted …

Erna Solberg

The Arctic Between Hype and Reality

As the climate is warming and the ice is melting, the Arctic has regained a certain interest on the international scene. The opening of sea lanes and …

The Arctic

Baguio temperature hits new low this month

MANILA - Temperature in the country's summer capital dipped to 11.4 degrees Celsius early Sunday, the coldest so far this month, as the northeast …

Weather

For Memhard, it’s a cool career, any time of year

<i>You know it’s freezing outside when the icehouse — kept at a constant 28 degrees — feels warm.</i><p><i>Inside the venerable ice-making plant, it’s so cold you</i> …

Climate Change