Arctic sea ice is essentially normal, but National Geographic posts article after article, decade after decade predicting doom – which simply isn’t happening. They just can’t turn off the BS.
The advanced climate models used in a major intergovernmental report underestimate the extent of sea-ice decline by a factor of three, according to a new study.
The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean has shrunk to its lowest level in a century, research shows, and experts warn that the melting could continue.
Scientists say they found walrus pups struggling alone in open waters, likely separated from their mothers, as the ice on which they live is melting.
Explore our map of the Arctic to see the effects of the shrinking ice shelf. From the June 2007 issue of National Geographic magazine. Polar bears could face extinction, whales go hungry, and seals have nowhere to rest—all because of the warming Arctic.
As global warming melts Arctic sea ice, harp seal babies are dying in record numbers, the first study of its kind confirms.
In Siberia the world’s largest peatlands absorb greenhouse gasses. But could global warming thaw and dry the bogs, turning them into greenhouse gas faucets?
An estimated ten thousand Pacific walruses have huddled together on an island in the Chukchi Sea, an unusual phenomenon that’s due to a lack of sea ice, experts say.
The melting Arctic ice is fueling a rush for the polar region’s resources. Indigenous cultures and wildlife may be squeezed out, environmentalists warn.
Arctic sea ice is melting faster than ever before, U.S. scientists said in September 2007, when ice receded to record lows. See the satellite images that tell the story.
Arctic sea ice is half what it was four years ago, and it’s melting faster than ever, a U.S. government scientist says.
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Forget Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction—melting ice in the Arctic may be making winters colder and longer, scientists say.
The sea ice is melting much faster than computer models predicted, and may be gone altogether by 2030, experts say—prompting talk of a tipping point.
September 27, 2010—Thousands of walruses gathered together in a dangerous “haul out” on the coast of Alaska earlier this month. Scientists say the walruses came ashore in such large numbers because their normal habitats, Arctic ice floes, are melting.
Melting Arctic ice is stranding—and starving—polar bears. According to some researchers, the health of polar bears is an indicator of the health of the environment.
Canada’s natives are learning to cope with rising temperatures, melting sea ice, and changing wildlife, concludes the first Global Warming 101 expedition.
Is melting in the Arctic causing drought, floods, and ice farther south?
Turns out there is such a thing as being too young and too thin. Arctic ice continued its decline this winter, with hardy old ice increasingly being replaced with quick-to-melt, thinner young ice, U.S. officials say.
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Data released this week by researchers who spent three months this spring measuring ice on the Arctic Ocean suggests that the North Pole could be largely open sea in summer within a decade—and ice free by 2029.