Any reduction in emissions means shorter open-water periods

A new study be the University of Manitoba, finds that for every degree of global warming, the open water period in the Arctic will increase by roughly one month. The study, Arctic open-water periods are projected to lengthen dramatically by 2100 – published in the Nature journal Communications Earth & Environment, notes: The shrinking of Arctic-wide…

Climate on Steroids in the Arctic, Blue Ocean Event 2020?

It has long be debated, estimated, projected when the Arctic Ocean becomes essentially ice free, in terms of the so called Blue Ocean definition – typically defined as less than 1 million square kilometers of ice, or less than 10% of the basin. YALE: Relentless high pressure and cloud-free skies have allowed the Arctic Ocean’s sea…

Further Evidence suggests Arctic Ocean Methane Storage getting Unstable

Experts of the field in studying one of the most puzzling regions in the Arctic for methane emissions, the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) reported last October about the largest readings since studies started there 15 years ago. The region is known to be particular important due to it’s size, and low water depth, with…

Study: Enhanced Seismic Activity Observed in Alaska Due To Climate Change

With news breaking that Alaska just had its warmest March to May on record with a statewide average temperature of 32.6°F, 8.6°F above the long-term average – the previous warmest spring in Alaska was in 2016, one must ask how this performs in relation to seismicity. First we learn that according to the University of…

NOAA’s Arctic Report Card 2018

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2018 – Tracking recent environmental changes, with 14 essays prepared by an international team of 81 scientists from 12 different countries and an independent peer-review organized by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Arctic Council. See Release

NASA’s Permafrost Special “All Hell Breaks Lose”

This week, #NASAExplorers head back in time…by going underground. In the Arctic, a frozen layer of soil – permafrost – trapped dead plants and animals for thousands of years. As the climate warms, that soil is beginning to thaw, releasing carbon dioxide and methane. Release via

On Permafrost Thaw

The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow: Dr. Katey Walter Anthony: What’s Happening to the Permafrost? France 24: Could thawing permafrost unleash long-gone … Yale Climate Connections: Permafrost: The Tipping … Neanderthal extinction Sound effects by Boom Library Music by Epic Stock Media Further reading Neanderthals Could Have Been Killed…

Global Warming Affecting Summer Heat, Surprises Scientists

Scientist point to the manifestation of a persistent heat spell in many parts around the globe, this summer. Climate expert and science editor for Axios, Andrew Freedman speaks about the climate-weather teleconnections with CBSN anchor. Release via

Researchers Talk Permafrost Carbon Feedback Models #Methanogenesis

Can we model permafrost dynamics adequately in Earth System models? Researcher present and discuss recent climate carbon cycle modelling efforts, and reply to questions. Speakers Dave Lawrence, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)Charlie Koven, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Release via IARPC Collaborations

Scientist Reveals 7% More Water Vapor Fuels Storms Today

Jennifer Francis, Ph.D., Research Professor I, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, speaks about extreme weather changes. And how are those related to climate change? In this presentation, Dr. Francis will explain new research that links increasing extreme weather events with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic during recent decades. Evidence suggests that…