Tag Archives: ice melt

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.

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.

2007 Arctic wildfire hints at climate change cue

The BBC offers this look at the carbon released into the atmosphere from a huge 2007 wildfire in the increasingly ice-free Arctic. Not good.