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Tag Archives: Arctic sea ice
The Arctic is one of the regions of the world warming most rapidly because of climate change; the rapid loss of Arctic sea ice cover has been one of the most visible indicators of climate change in recent years. Satellite … Continue reading
This week the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) announced that Arctic sea ice extent has reached a new record low since satellite data records began in 1979. According to the NSIDC, observations show there were 4.1 million square kilometres … Continue reading
There’s no disputing it has been a very disappointing summer so far in 2012 – with the wettest June for over a century followed up by a very wet start to July. In fact, barring a warm and dry spell … Continue reading
BBC Horizon will broadcast ‘Global Weirding’ on BBC Two tonight at 9pm, exploring the science behind why the world’s weather seems to be getting more extreme and if these patterns are a taste of what is to come. Horizon say: “Something … Continue reading