• Arctic
  • Untitled

    A comparison of sea ice extent before the melting period began in March 2012 and after the melting period ended in September 2012. Purple line in these photos represents 1979-2000 median for Arctic ice. Image Credit: NOAA The NOAA recently released its 2012 Arctic Report. I can’t recall how many times I’ve gotten into a conversation with someone who, in the […]

  • Arctic
  • An ice-free Arctic in just 23 years?

    Big fucking surprise. Or not. Look… how many times do we have to see these words over and over? “Sooner than expected”, “much worse than previously thought”. I’ve said it before, this is happening at a pace far faster than even the worst predictions. We have got to start thinking of climate change as RIGHT […]

  • Antarctica
  • Climate Change Round-up

    I suppose it is a good sign that I’m having a hard time keeping up with all of the recent media coverage of climate change. I would like to point out though that while the coverage is now consistent via the web I’m not seeing it nearly as much on the television. I don’t watch […]

  • Arctic
  • Ice shelf collapses in Canada

    Guardian Unlimited reports that a Giant ice island breaks off Arctic shelf. You’ll note those magic words that I’ve been pointing out as a common phrase in all climate change news: “What surprised us was how quickly it happened.” An ice island the size of a small city is adrift in the Arctic after breaking […]

  • Antarctica
  • Sea level rise ‘under-estimated’

    I’m definitely seeing a pattern with the reporting on climate change stories. Seems that with every single story on every new report it is always we underestimated the effects or this particular effect is happening much sooner than we thought it would. The BBC reports that Sea level rise ‘under-estimated’: Current sea level rise projections […]