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Greenland Ice Melt 2014 and Beyond: Follow the Water

September 20, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Greenland Ice Melt

Ten years ago Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise totaled half a millimeter per year. Now, according to Professor Jason Fox of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, it has reached the point of doubling to one millimeter per year.[read more]

NASA Research Indicates Slow, Irreversible West Antarctic Ice Melt

May 16, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Irreversible Antarctic Melt


Recently released projections for the complete collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet range from two hundred to nearly nine hundred years, but what is clear is that ice melt in this region of the southern pole is happening quicker than expected.[read more]

Growing Concern Over Sea Level Rise [VIDEO]

December 8, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Sea Levels and Safety


Researchers in Antarctica are using sophisticated equipment to drill down 500 meters below the ice shelf to measure ice loss, temperature, salinity and speed of melt. In one location measured melt rates of more than two inches per day have been observed.[read more]

Time to think in 3D about Arctic Sea Ice

October 4, 2012 by David Hone

The recent rash of news alerts about the all-time-low, end of summer, Arctic sea ice extent has certainly given new food for thought about the state of the climate. Of course we shouldn’t be entirely surprised by this state of affairs as more rapid warming at the poles was anticipated long before the issue of rising emissions became a reality that we would have to deal with.[read more]

Arctic Death Spiral: The Video

September 12, 2012 by Joseph Romm

Arctic Glacier Melting via Shutterstock

Last week, I reported that leading scientific experts were warning we could see a “near ice-free Arctic in summer” in a decade — if volume trends continue. Here’s a short video showing those ominous trends from 1979 through early September 2012.[read more]

Experts Warn Of ‘Near Ice-Free Arctic In Summer’ In A Decade

September 6, 2012 by Joseph Romm

The sharp drop in Arctic sea ice area has been matched by a harder-to-see — but equally sharp — drop in sea ice thickness. The combined result has been a collapse in total sea ice volume.Many experts now say that if recent volume trends continue we will see virtually ice-free conditions sometime in the next ten years. And that may well...[read more]

Greenland Ice Melt: ‘Scientists Say They’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before’

July 25, 2012 by Joseph Romm

NASA reported today some truly shocking findings on the melting of the Greenland ice sheet this summer:Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface MeltJuly 24, 2012: For several days this month, Greenland’s surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations. Nearly...[read more]

Melting Ohio Daily

November 19, 2009 by Michael Tobis

So this droll item, apparently unveiled by Jay Leno, is making the rounds, which makes it a perfect opportunity for an exercise with large numbers.Let's start with what we can glean about Enco's production in 1962. We can then compare it with modern production of its more or less descendant corporation Exxon/Mobil.Presumably the...[read more]

Document alert: Ice sheet melting

September 24, 2009 by Lou Grinzo

A new study is showing bad news from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. NASA data: Greenland, Antarctic ice melt worsening: New satellite information shows that ice sheets in Greenland and western Antarctica continue to shrink faster than scientists thought and in some places are already in runaway melt mode. British scientists for...[read more]

A blue Arctic?

June 27, 2008 by Lou Grinzo

The Independent has an article about global warming in today’s edition that raises some very disturbing questions. Exclusive: No ice at the North Pole: It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice is on course to disappear entirely from the North Pole this year. The disappearance of the Arctic sea ice, making it...[read more]

Antarctic Ice Shelf Disintegration Underscores a Warming World

March 25, 2008 by Joseph Romm

That is the breaking news today from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and the British Antarctic Survey: Satellite imagery from the [NSIDC] reveals that a 13,680 square kilometer (5,282 square mile) ice shelf has begun to collapse because of rapid climate change in a fast-warming region of Antarctica.… In the past 50 years,...[read more]

An ice-free Arctic by 2013?

December 13, 2007 by Joseph Romm

Maybe Climate Progress isn’t alarmist after all. Maybe this future is nearer than everyone thinks: I was called “over-alarmist” by one of the people who took my bet that the Arctic would be ice free by 2020. But one of the country’s top ice experts, non-alarmist Professor Wieslaw Maslowski of the Naval Postgraduate School, told an...[read more]

Arctic Ice shrinks by an Alaska plus a Texas

September 24, 2007 by Joseph Romm

Hitting a record low on September 16, 2007, the Arctic lost half a million square miles of ice compared to its last record low just two years ago.For all the details, check out the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) website, which notes “the Northwest Passage is still open, but is starting to refreeze. We are still on track for an...[read more]

Amazing AP article on sea level rise

September 23, 2007 by Joseph Romm

The AP just released the following story:Global warming — through a combination of melting glaciers, disappearing ice sheets and warmer waters expanding — is expected to cause oceans to rise by one meter, or about 39 inches. It will happen regardless of any future actions to curb greenhouse gases, several leading scientists say. And it...[read more]

Capping Carbon: Is Nothing Better than Something?

September 21, 2007 by Joseph Romm

How fearsome must the headlines be about tomorrow beforepeople change their ways today?– Nancy Gibbs, TIMEIn Greenland today, the ice is thawing at a pace that is alarming climate scientists. Meantime in Washington D.C., Congress remains frozen on the issue of carbon pricing. And that may be a good thing.Carbon pricing, as most readers...[read more]