Category Archives: Arctic sea ice

Plants will be hard put to handle greenhouse gases, scientists say

Another telling bit of evidence is outlined in this newspaper narrative: http://azstarnet.com/news/science/plants-will-be-hard-put-to-handle-global-warming-gas/article_e106b776-6d2c-551d-ae01-65f0feda0485.html

An area of Arctic ice bigger than the U.S. melted this year

The evidence continues to mount, and still the deniers in Congress won’t tackle the issue.

Watch a polar bear live online

Just click on this link to watch. And then think about why national governments, our own included, are not doing a lot more to help this Arctic species.

Shell delays Arctic oil drilling until next year

Aw, shucks. Big Oil (and its moneyed supporters in Congress) had to have been salivating over Shell’s push to sink a well in the Arctic Ocean. Too damn bad the first plans didn’t work out. Here’s a report.

National seashores, like Assateague, endangered by rising sea level

This is not rocket science. As human activities (the burning of fossil fuels) add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, forcing the melting of ice and glaciers worldwide, the sea level rises). Folks whose lives included treks to places like Cape Cod, Cape Hatteras, Rehoboth Beach and much more ought to be really concerned. I mean REALLY. Read about Assateauge here.

Sea ice in Arctic measured at record low

The underlying cause of the ongoing melt is, of course, our planet’s changing climate for which we humans are responsible, not sun spots or some other cause from outer space. The NY Times has the story.

Sea kayaking to the front lines of climate change in the Arctic

Reading this bumped up my wish to travel to the Alaskan North Country and I live on land that’s not far at all from the North Country of the Adirondacks, New York. Well, anyway, things are changing and changing fast in Alaska and the Arctic Ocean and human activities – our burning of coal to make electricity and our burning of petroleum for fuel and heat – that emit carbon dioxide are to blame.