Plastic pollution on an ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. Photograph: Conor McDonnell Discovery by UK scientists prompts fear that melting ice will allow more plastic to be released into the central Arctic Ocean – with huge effects on wildlife
September 25, 2017 — A British-led expedition has discovered sizeable chunks of polystyrene lying on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.
Continue reading Plastic chunks on Arctic ice show how far pollution has spread The 2017 summer ice minimum was 610,000 sq miles below average as part of an ongoing decline driven by climate change. Photograph: Lev Fedoseyev/TASS This summer’s minimum is the eighth lowest on record and shrinking ice cap increasingly linked to extreme weather events around the world, say scientists
September 21, 2017 — The Arctic ice cap melted to hundreds of thousands of square miles below average this summer, according to data released late on Tuesday.
Continue reading Melting Arctic ice cap falls to well below average A polar bear drinks Arctic water in Svalbard, Norway. The animals’ habitat is threatened by climate change. Photograph: Barcroft Goal of limiting rise in average global temperatures to below 2°C may not prevent ice-free Arctic, scientists warn
March 6, 2017 — Arctic sea ice could vanish in summers this century even if governments achieve a core target for limiting global warming set by almost 200 countries, scientists have said.
Continue reading Arctic sea ice could disappear even if world achieves climate target
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January 1, 2016 — It seems that every day brings a new discovery regarding the impacts of climate change on our planet. From its contribution to the Sixth Mass Extinction to its threat to coral reefs worldwide, to its impact on animal migration patterns, the negative effects of a changing climate are being seen everywhere.
Continue reading Melting Arctic Ice is Changing Whale Migration