Tag Archives: Melting Ice Caps

Catastrophic Warming Unstoppable

Carbon dioxide already emitted into the atmosphere will keep contributing to global warming for centuries, eventually causing a huge Antarctic ice sheet to collapse and lift sea levels, Canadian scientists said on Sunday. Even the complete abandonment of fossil fuels

Sea Level Rise Foretold in Glacier

Tasiilaq, Greenland. From a helicopter hovering over the vast landscape of Greenland, oceanographer Fiammetta Straneo and her colleagues are attempting to answer one of the most urgent — and most widely debated — questions facing humanity: How fast is the

The South Pole Is Melting

It has long been known that the Pacific El Nino climate phenomenon and the snowfall in Antarctica are linked. The change in the ice mass covering Antarctica is a critical factor in global climate events. Scientists at the GFZ German

Arctic Saw Fastest August Sea Ice Retreat on Record

Following a record-breaking season of arctic sea ice decline in 2007, NASA scientists have kept a close watch on the 2008 melt season. Although the melt season did not break the record for ice loss, NASA data are showing that

Climate warning from Pacific

Climate change is wreaking havoc and there is an urgent need to help island communities at risk of being submerged by rising waters. That was the warning from the leader of the tiny Pacific Island of Niue, as regional leaders