Southeast Greenland Sea Surface Temperature 1° – 2°C Warmer In 1940 Than Today, New Study Shows

Today some scientists like claiming the present is warmer than at any time in the past 1000 years and suggest the Greenland ice sheets are rapidly melting. But the results…

Polar bear sea ice habitat highs and lows in early February

Sea ice across the Arctic in the first week of February is a mix of highs and lows. Bering Sea is back up to almost normal coverage, as is the…

Unexpected ice

But observations show that ice extent in the Arctic has shrunk faster than models predicted, and in the Antarctic it has been growing slightly. Researchers are looking much closer at…

Sea Ice Slows Ships In North China Ports

Chinese ports and marine safety authorities are on high alert as an expansion of sea ice makes it tougher for ships to berth and discharge at key energy product import…

Polar bears can come ashore any time of year and cause trouble: a timely reminder

If you thought polar bears were only a danger to people in summer when sea ice is low, think again. Bears do occasionally come ashore early to mid-winter looking for…

Nares Strait Ice Arches

Both 2007 and 2019 were identical in having no arches formed. Whilst 2017 and 2018 were comparable to 2008. It is not statistically possible to draw significance from such a…

More food for Polar Bears: Arctic report card 2020 highlights the huge benefit of less summer sea ice

As well as summarizing sea ice changes, NOAA’s 2020 Arctic Report Card features two reports that document the biggest advantage of much less summer sea ice than there was before…

Researchers discover a new tool for reconstructing ancient sea ice

In a study published in Nature Communications, the researchers show that an organic molecule often found in high-latitude ocean sediments, known as tetra-unsaturated alkenone (C37:4), is produced by one or…

Claim: Scientists find the error source of a sea-ice model varies with the season

To address the issue of error source identification, Prof. Fei Zheng and his team from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, evaluated the sea-ice simulations…

Claim: The climate changed rapidly alongside sea ice decline in the north

Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen have, in collaboration with Norwegian researchers in the ERC Synergy project, ICE2ICE, shown that abrupt climate change occurred as a result…

Rivers melt Arctic ice, warming air and ocean

A new study shows that increased heat from Arctic rivers is melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean and warming the atmosphere.

First polar bear alert report for Churchill an astonishing seven weeks later than last year

The first report of the Polar Bear Alert Program in Churchill, Manitoba was released today (1 September), a full seven weeks later than last year due to many bears remaining…

Increasing Arctic freshwater is driven by climate change

New, first-of-its-kind research from the University of Colorado Boulder shows that climate change is driving increasing amounts of freshwater in the Arctic Ocean.

Shocker: Thick ice in Hudson Bay portends a good year for Polar Bears

From Polar Bear Science Sea ice more than 1.2m thick over Hudson Bay portends a good year for polar bears Posted on May 8, 2020 | The chart below shows what…

Winter sea ice maximum extent on March 5 was the highest since 2013

From Polar Bear Science Posted on March 24, 2020 | Winter sea ice maximum extent on March 5 was the highest since 2013 The most positive thing that US National…

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…

Svalbard Norway now has more polar bear habitat than it did two decades ago

From Polar Bear Science Posted on March 1, 2020 |  Sea ice around Svalbard, Norway at the end of February 2020 is way above average, as the graph below shows…

2019 Alaska aerial survey found the most polar bears since 2012 – dozens of fat healthy bears

Reposted from Polar Bear Science Posted on January 12, 2020 | This aerial shot of six fat polar bears lolling around on a sand beach on the coast of the…

Polar bear cubs play on the thin ice that supposedly threatens them with extinction

From Polar Bear Science Posted on December 21, 2019 | This video tweet deserves a post of its own: two relatively inexperienced cubs-of-the-year in Russia deliberately break through thin ice,…

Gore Says His Global Warming Predictions Have Come True? Can He Prove It?

From Issues and Insights J. Frank Bullitt When asked Sunday about his 2006 prediction that we would reach the point of no return in 10 years if we didn’t cut…

Shockingly thick first year ice between Barents Sea and the North Pole in mid-July

Reposted from Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science Posted on July 29, 2019 | In late June, one of the most powerful icebreakers in the world encountered such extraordinarily thick…

Mark Z. Jacobson: “oil, gas, and coal companies are killing many of the 22,000 remaining polar bears”…

Guest Ayeuhhh???? by David Middleton Meanwhile, oil, gas, and coal companies are killing many of the 22,000 remaining polar bears by melting the ice and destroying habitat, yet get away…

Cycles of Rapid Climate Warming

By Jim Steele Published in the Pacifca Tribune May 28, 2019 What’s Natural Cycles of Rapid Climate Warming The globally averaged temperature rose 1.5°F from 1880 to today. Various narratives…

NASA flights gauge summer sea ice melt in the Arctic

  From NASA By Maria-Jose Viñas, NASA’s Earth Science News Team Earlier this year, Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now…