10 fallacies about Arctic sea ice & polar bear survival refute misleading ‘facts’

Summer sea ice loss is finally ramping up: first year is disappearing, as it has done every year since ice came to the Arctic millions of years ago. But critical…

Study: Extensive Sea Ice Creates Hardship for Penguins

Who could have predicted that extensive sea ice conditions which make it harder to get to food would make life difficult for penguin populations?

Video: How simple math can help predict the melting of sea ice

Anurag Papolu, The Conversation To better predict climate change, scientists need accurate models which predict the behavior of many natural processes. One of these is the melting of arctic sea…

Antarctic sea-ice models improve for the next IPCC report

University of Washington The world of climate modeling is complex, requiring an enormous amount of coordination and collaboration to produce. Models feed on mountains of different inputs to run simulations…

Pack Ice around Bear Island in the Barents Sea on 15 May: last time was 2003

Reposted from Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science Posted on May 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Still pack ice around Bear Island in the Barents Sea on 15 May:…

NASA’s ICESat-2 Measures Arctic Ocean’s Sea Ice Thickness, Snow Cover

From NASA May 14, 2020 Arctic sea ice helps keep Earth cool, as its bright surface reflects the Sun’s energy back into space. Each year scientists use multiple satellites and…

Claim: Antarctic Sea Ice Growth Caused by Meltwater

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to climate scientists, less dense meltwater on the surface of the Antarctic ocean reduced convection between the surface and ocean depths, leaving heat trapped…

Coronavirus shutdown forces research project to miss critical start of Arctic ice melt

From Polar Bear Science Posted on April 28, 2020 | The worldwide coronavirus lockdown has meant that the MOSAiC research project, which deliberately froze the icebreaker Polarstern into the Arctic…

Increasingly mobile sea ice risks polluting Arctic neighbors

University of Colorado at Boulder The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries is expected to significantly increase this century, raising the risk of more widely transporting pollutants like microplastics…

New research first to relate Antarctic sea ice melt to weather change in tropics

Diminishing sea ice translates to warmer ocean, more rain, and stronger trade winds University of California – San Diego Arctic and Antarctic ice loss will account for about one-fifth of…