How horses can save the permafrost

New mitigation strategy bears great potential University of Hamburg Permafrost soils in the Arctic are thawing. As they do, large additional quantities of greenhouse gases could be released, accelerating climate change. In Russia, experiments are now being conducted in which herds of horses, bison and reindeer are being used to combat this effect. A study…

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NOAA goes Hollywood with “Arctic Report Card” at #AGU19

This was from yesterday, and the AGU made it available on YouTube. I was struck by the “Hollywood” factor in the production. Light on science, big on tear-jerking images. Tuesday, 9 December, 11:00 a.m. The NOAA-led Arctic Report Card has become the authoritative, annual volume of peer-reviewed environmental observations and analysis on the Arctic. This…

Russian nuclear icebreaker "Arktika"

Politico: Melting Glaciers Unlocking Vast New Resources is Bad

Politico struggling valiantly to see the bad side of longer growing seasons, more abundant crops and a vast wealth of newly accessible resources. How Russia and China are preparing to exploit a warming planetPOLITICO’s latest Global Translations podcast explores how climate change is reshaping power dynamics among America’s adversaries. By LUIZA CH. SAVAGE 08/29/2019 05:11 AM EDT…

No laughing matter

From The Harvard Gazette The warming Arctic permafrost may be releasing more nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, than previously thought By Caitlin McDermott-Murphy Harvard Correspondent DateJune 6, 2019 About a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere is covered in permafrost. Now, it turns out these permanently frozen beds of soil, rock, and sediment are actually…

New study reveals local drivers of amplified Arctic warming

Public Release: 19-Jan-2019 New study reveals local drivers of amplified Arctic warming Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST) IMAGE: An international team of researchers, including Professor Sarah Kang (left) and DoYeon Kim (right) in the School of Urban and Environmental Engineering at UNIST, has unveiled that local greenhouse gas… view more Credit: UNIST The…

UAH Arctic Temperature Profile

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Last week Dr. Roy Spencer treated us to the latest UAH Global Temperature Update.  Overall, the ”global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for October, 2018 was +0.22 deg. C, up a little from +0.14 deg. C in September”. Dr. Spencer was kind enough to include in his post,…