An entire Arctic ecosystem could vanish within the next decade

An entire Arctic ecosystem could vanish within the next decade

The Barents Sea, home to a diverse array of wildlife, could be completely gone in just a few years – perhaps the most dramatic impact of climate change yet seen Waves crash along the coast of the Barents SeaFranz Aberham/Getty By Andy Coghlan An entire Arctic ecosystem suddenly started shrinking within the last 10 years […]

A simple mathematical rule shapes the behaviour of Arctic ponds

A simple mathematical rule shapes the behaviour of Arctic ponds

Ponds can now be predictedVisuals Unlimited/Getty A simple model of the patterns formed by ponds could help us make better predictions about how Arctic ice is melting. Arctic sea ice has been melting faster than expected. One factor that might contribute to this is the way ponds trap heat. When ice melts and forms ponds […]

A simple mathematical rule shapes the behaviour of Arctic ponds

A simple mathematical rule shapes the behaviour of Arctic ponds

Ponds can now be predictedVisuals Unlimited/Getty A simple model of the patterns formed by ponds could help us make better predictions about how Arctic ice is melting. Arctic sea ice has been melting faster than expected. One factor that might contribute to this is the way ponds trap heat. When ice melts and forms ponds […]

The Arctic is sending us signals of impending climate chaos

The Arctic is sending us signals of impending climate chaos

20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection/Alamy WHEN the global warming catastrophe movie The Day After Tomorrow was released in 2004, climate scientists found themselves in the unenviable position of having to put the facts in the way of a good story. The premise of the film is that climate change causes the Gulf Stream to shut down abruptly, […]

Record low Arctic ice linked to freak weather in US, Europe

Record low Arctic ice linked to freak weather in US, Europe

By Colin Barras Another year, another climate record broken. But don’t let this one wash over you. Arctic sea ice is usually at its most extensive in early March, which marks the end of the Arctic winter – but this year’s winter ice cap is the smallest recorded in almost 40 years of monitoring. The […]

Scientists find surprising evidence of rapid changes in the Arctic

Scientists find surprising evidence of rapid changes in the Arctic

Top Story Scientists have found surprising evidence of rapid climate change in the Arctic. In the middle of the Arctic Ocean near the North Pole, they discovered that the levels of radium-228 have almost doubled over the last decade. The finding indicates that large-scale changes are happening along the coast — because the source of […]