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Greenland Melting 4x Faster Than in 2003, and From an Unexpected Source

Greenland Melting 4x Faster Than in 2003, and From an Unexpected Source

Greenland is melting about four times faster than it was in 2003, a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found, a discovery with frightening implications for the pace and extent of future sea level rise. “We’re going to see faster and faster sea level rise for the foreseeable […]

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    Giant Iceberg Threatens Tiny Greenland Village

    Giant Iceberg Threatens Tiny Greenland Village

    Add another potential disaster to the climate change hazard list: iceberg caused tsunamis. Residents of the community of Innaarsuit in Greenland were told to move to higher ground after a 100 meter (approximately 330 foot) iceberg floated perilously close to their shores, The Guardian reported Saturday. “We fear the iceberg could calve [break apart] and […]

    Half of Earth’s Satellites Restrict Use of Climate Data

    Half of Earth’s Satellites Restrict Use of Climate Data

    By Mariel Borowitz Scientists and policymakers need satellite data to understand and address climate change. Yet data from more than half of unclassified Earth-observing satellites is restricted in some way, rather than shared openly. When governments restrict who can access data, or limit how people can use or redistribute it, that slows the progress of […]

    Caught on Camera: Ancient Greenland Sharks

    Caught on Camera: Ancient Greenland Sharks

    By Brynn Devine and Jonathan A. D. Fisher The Greenland shark is one of the world’s largest marine species, reaching lengths over six meters (approximately 20 feet). And yet these fish, which prefer the deep, cold waters of the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans, have largely eluded scientific study. Their evasiveness highlights how little we […]

    Want to Know More About Polar Regions? Check Out These 13 Books

    Want to Know More About Polar Regions? Check Out These 13 Books

    By Michael Svoboda Typically one of the coldest months of the year, February seems a good time to present a selection of books that explore how climate change is affecting the coldest regions of the world. Eleven of the 13 titles presented below were (re)published between 2000 and 2017; two are slated for release later […]

    Rising Seas May Bring More Superstorms

    Rising Seas May Bring More Superstorms

    By Tim Radford New York City—hit by Superstorm Sandy five years ago at a cost of $50 billion—could be under water again soon. What 200 years ago would have been regarded as the kind of flood that happened only once in 500 years could, by 2030, bring superstorms every five years or so. It won’t […]