The news is alarming, the statistics incredible, the implications dire. A convergence of factors, not the least of which is climate change, is causing rapid ice-sheet melting in Greenland. It is estimated to be losing 40 trillion pounds more ice per ye… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Drowning In Our Excesses
The people of Uummannaq are trying to adapt in order to survive. Photo: Mark Brooks
My documentary on the impacts of climate change in the Greenlandic village of Uummannaq aired in December on the Deutsche Welle international radio program Living Planet. I recorded and produced this report while working as the on-board journalist . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Greenland Inuit Village Fights for Survival
As US renews pledge to drill in Arctic waters, Greenland places moratorium on new leases By: Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams: A White House official reaffirmed Wednesday the Obama administration’s commitment to the Arctic offshore drilling program despite the “dangerous risk” of catastrophic consequences for the pristine marine ecosystem. Speaking via video […]
The post . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Despite risk to marine ecosystem White House reaffirms commitment to Arctic drilling
There’s not much good news to write about today, as a bubble of cold air from the Arctic moves into central North America. Brace yourself for some record-breaking cold if you (like me) live in that region. But that’s not the worst of it by a long shot; unfortunately this could mean that warmer southern . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Arctic Sends Clear Message: Act Now To Reduce Carbon Dioxide Pollution
It’s been a “Goliath,” record-setting melting year in Greenland, home of the world’s second largest ice shelf. On August 8th, a full four weeks before the end of “melting season,” cumulative melting on the island had exceeded the previous record set in 2010, which included the full season.
The record melt was . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: "Goliath" Melting Year Shatters Records in Greenland
* In case you missed the news of the huge Greenland melt this week, you can read Climate Progress’s post on it, ABC News On Greenland Ice Melt: Scientists Say They’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before. Here’s some pictures that give an idea of the immensity of what’s happening up there, because of our . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Why Are Taxpayers Subsidizing A Business Model That Is Destroying the Planet?
More weird climatic stuff going on… though I have two questions: Did they really have satellites in 1889? How can something that happened before be “unprecedented”? Interesting topic – but poorly written. Three satellites showed that on July 8, about 40 per cent of the ice sheet had undergone thawing at or near the surface . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Satellites show melting over much of Greenland
How hot is it this year?
Maybe the breaking of thousands of temperature records across the USA so far this year didn't get your attention.
Perhaps you have yet to be presented with the scary facts in Bill McKibben's latest article about Climate Change's New Math.
Well if you missed those cheery bits of reporting, have a gander . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Black Day in July for Greenland Ice Sheet