12 Sep '11, 3pm

As the summer comes to an end, experts gear up to assess the year in #Arctic sea ice:

Most attention on sea ice comes in early September, when the sheath of drifting, cracking floes cloaking the Arctic Ocean, warmed by nonstop sunlight and moved by summer winds, reaches its annual minimum. For a reminder of just how dynamic the ice is, click on the video above, which I shot near the North Pole in March, 2003 , while standing with Tim Stanton , an expert on ice and oceans at the Naval Postgraduate School, next to a developing ridge where two floes were colliding. (We were drifting around 400 yards an hour at the time; all the sound is the crunching and huffing of the ice .) One research group, at the University of Bremen, concluded last week that the ice this year retreated to a new record low for the era of satellite monitoring. But other ice-analysis teams, including the National Snow and Ice Data Center, have not yet made their determinations . Here’s the...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/12/the-arctic-i...

Tweets

The Arctic Sea Ice Watch:

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 12 Sep '11, 3pm

Most attention on sea ice comes in early September, when the sheath of drifting, cracking floes cloaking the Arctic Ocean,...

Dot Earth Blog: The Arctic Ice Watch

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 12 Sep '11, 3pm

By 2050 or so, the world population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of peop...

Yes, this is because of climate change, and yes, it's going to get worse, say researchers:

Yes, this is because of climate change, and yes...

grist.org 12 Sep '11, 3pm

Last week, sea ice coverage in the Arctic dropped to a new record low , according to data from the University of Bremen. I...

Arctic sea ice sets new record low, Germany res...

treehugger.com 12 Sep '11, 3pm

After several months of reporting near-record or record monthly levels of Arctic sea ice melting , German researchers now ...

Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Low in 2011: pho...

treehugger.com 12 Sep '11, 3pm

After several months of reporting near-record or record monthly levels of Arctic sea ice melting , German researchers now ...

Record-low sea ice extent was reached in Arctic...

e360.yale.edu 12 Sep '11, 3pm

12 Sep 2011: Record-low Sea Ice Extent Was Reached in Arctic Ocean This Summer European scientists say the extent of Arcti...

Blog: Does the Arctic melt matter?: Do polar be...

foe.co.uk 12 Sep '11, 10am

Just about every environmentalist I know hears the news of the melting ice in the Arctic and reacts with a sense of horror...

Scientists to confirm 2011 as lowest level of Arctic sea ice EVER. How long will politicians keep ignoring the data?

Scientists to confirm 2011 as lowest level of A...

earthjustice.org 14 Sep '11, 12am

Why care? Extreme weather patterns at home, rising sea levels around the world affect us all (Florian Schulz / visionsofth...

Arctic Ice Melt 2nd Greatest Ever Seen - Daily ...

thedailygreen.com 16 Sep '11, 1pm

The Arctic melt is considered a bellwether of climate change, since the Arctic is warming faster than other parts of the g...

Arctic Ice Melt 2nd Greatest Ever Seen: A clear...

thedailygreen.com 16 Sep '11, 1pm

The Arctic melt is considered a bellwether of climate change, since the Arctic is warming faster than other parts of the g...

#Cairn fails to find #Arctic oil. Again.

#Cairn fails to find #Arctic oil. Again.

greenpeace.org.uk 13 Sep '11, 12pm

This month sees the Arctic sea ice minimum, a litmus test for the health of the global climate, with indications suggestin...

You can buy ice cream & learn fun facts at the same time!! - Ice cream truck packages ice pops with solar power

You can buy ice cream & learn fun facts at the ...

mnn.com 11 Sep '11, 12pm

It's funny how my feelings about ice cream trucks changed from when I was a kid to now that I'm a parent. When I was littl...

Area covered by Arctic sea ice hits lowest point since 1972: Scientists

Area covered by Arctic sea ice hits lowest poin...

straitstimes.com 11 Sep '11, 12am

The area covered by Arctic sea ice reached its lowest point this week since the start of satellite observations in 1972, G...

Arctic Sea Ice is melting too fast.

Arctic Sea Ice is melting too fast.

onearth.org 22 Sep '11, 12am

ALGORE is my shepherd; I shall not think. He maketh me lie down in Greenzi pastures: He leadeth me beside the still-freezi...

Arctic Summer Sea Ice Breaks Historic Low

biologicaldiversity.org 09 Sep '11, 10pm

For Immediate Release, September 9, 2011 Contact: Shaye Wolf, (415) 385-5746 or [email protected] Arctic Summe...