20 Sep '12, 4pm

Arctic Sea Ice Melt Smashes Previous Record Lows - How Will We Respond?

We've hit a radically new low: The National Snow and Ice Date Center and NASA has confirmed that the extent of summer Arctic sea ice in 2012 has smashed previous record lows, melting back to cover just 1.32 million square miles as of September 16th. That's 310,000 square miles less than the previous record set five years ago; and, roughly half the size of the annual summer extent from 1979-2000. Though there is a chance the sea ice may continue shrinking back some, by this time of year the ice generally begins refreezing for the fall and winter. At a Greenpeace event in New York yesterday on the state of Arctic climate science and the policy responses to this, Professor Wieslaw Maslowski of the Naval Postgraduate School in California said, "this summer we fell off the scale" for ice melting. Prof Maslowski's calculations show Arctic sea ice declining at a rate of 13% per d...

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Arctic Sea Ice Extent Reaches a Dramatic New Low

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20 Sep 2012: Arctic Sea Ice Extent Reaches a Dramatic New Low Click to enlarge NSIDC Arctic sea ice extent, Sept. 16 As th...

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Arctic sea ice is 'toast' as old record shattered

Arctic sea ice is 'toast' as old record shattered

news.mongabay.com 19 Sep '12, 11pm

Sea ice falls to record low with over two weeks of melting left (08/27/2012) One of the most visible impacts of climate ch...

Greenland's 'Ice Quakes' May Set a Record

green.blogs.nytimes.com 21 Sep '12, 6pm

Meredith Nettles, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory The previous record for ice quakes was set in 2005, but at the current ...

@mattwridley on big Arctic sea ice retreats earlier in Holocene: More @dotearth:

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dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Sep '12, 1pm

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The #Arctic is in a State of#Emergency - Please help #SaveTheArctic now via @GreenpeaceUK

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greenpeace.org.uk 20 Sep '12, 5pm

Help save the Arctic Right now, the Arctic sea ice is at the lowest extent ever recorded, yet Shell is desperate to drill ...

Greenland's 'Ice Quakes' May Set a Record

green.blogs.nytimes.com 21 Sep '12, 7pm

Meredith Nettles, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory The previous record for ice quakes was set in 2005, but at the current ...

Arctic sea ice shrinks to lowest level on recor...

straitstimes.com 20 Sep '12, 12am

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its smallest surface area since record-keeping began, taking the world int...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Sep '12, 9pm

In mid-September 2012, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) announced that Arctic sea ice had reached a new recor...

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yaleclimatemediaforum.org 24 Sep '12, 8am

A newly posted Yale Forum video explores the summer of 2012 record-low Arctic sea ice coverage and provides strong visuals...

Cool @NASA visualization: Sliding bar of Arctic...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Sep '12, 11pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images In August and September 2012, sea ice covered less of the Arctic Ocean than at any ...

The Arctic could be ice-free by 2016

The Arctic could be ice-free by 2016

grist.org 18 Sep '12, 1pm

Wadhams has spent many years collecting ice thickness data from submarines passing below the arctic ocean. He predicted th...

Expect a colder winter thanks to Arctic ice melt

Expect a colder winter thanks to Arctic ice melt

grist.org 13 Sep '12, 4pm

[T]his year’s record sea-ice melt might foreshadow a harsh winter in parts of Europe and North America. Recent research, a...

BREAKING Today: Arctic sea ice finally stops melting for 2012. Only 3.41 million square KM remain. #350ppm

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grist.org 19 Sep '12, 7pm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service posted an update on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s Facebook page . As of yesterd...

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