Arctic peril

Arctic peril

Friday, 8 June 2012

Nowhere are the implications of the climate crisis more visible than in the Arctic. And it's attracting various powers looking for oil and other resources that will be discovered with the melting ice.


Bear melts for World Environment Day

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

A touchable, life-sized statue of a hunting polar bear will arrive at Customs House Square in Sydney later this week. Coinciding with World Environment Day, this is the sixth stop on the Ice Bear’s global tour, which highlights the urgent threat of climate change to Arctic life.

Artic iceflows

Arctic autumn temperature hits record high

Monday, 20 October 2008

Autumn temperatures in the Arctic region are a record 5 C higher than normal due the melting of the ice cap, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report said on Friday.

Kangerlussuaq Icesheet, Greenland

Glacial melting can be sudden, as past evidence shows

Monday, 1 September 2008

Scientists say they could no longer rule out a fast-track melting of the Greenland icesheet - a prospect, doomsayers have warned, that would see much of the world's coastline drowned by rising seas. The researchers found that the great Laurentide icesheet, which smothered much of North America during the last Ice Age, melted far swifter than realised, dumping billions of tonnes of water into the ocean.

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