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Sea ice breaking up in spring, near Kulusuk, Greenland.

Video: Climate scientists discuss record lows in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice

Scientists confirmed last week that sea ice in both the Arctic and Antarctic fell to record low levels in March, capping off an exceptional few months... Read More

Interviews | Mar 28. 2017.
sheets of ice in antarctica, icebergs in the background, deep blue sunny sky

Sea ice falls to record lows in both the Arctic and Antarctic

The Arctic and Antarctic have experienced record lows in sea ice extent so far in 2017, according to the latest data from the US National Snow and Ice... Read More

Sea ice | Mar 22. 2017.
Sea ice breaking up in spring, near Kulusuk, Greenland.

Humans causing up to two-thirds of Arctic summer sea ice loss, study confirms

Rising greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for at least half, possibly up to two-thirds, of the drop in summer sea ice in the Arctic since the... Read More

Sea ice | Mar 13. 2017.
Large shoal of fish silhouetted underwater

Marine ‘hotspots’ under dual threat from climate change and fishing

The parts of the world’s oceans with the most varied mix of species are seeing the biggest impacts from a warming climate and commercial fishing, a... Read More

Marine life | Feb 22. 2017.
Ice shapes on the Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand

‘Cluster of cold years’ behind New Zealand’s surprising glacier growth

Across the world, scientists have recorded the retreat of hundreds of glaciers, providing categorical evidence that the Earth’s climate is warming. ... Read More

Glaciers | Feb 14. 2017.
Fresh snow on dried plants

Record-breaking Arctic warmth 'extremely unlikely' without climate change

Exceptionally high temperatures across the Arctic this winter are unprecedented in the modern record, and extremely unlikely to occur were it not for... Read More

Arctic | Dec 21. 2016.
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Shrinking glaciers are ‘categorical evidence’ of climate change, study says

It is virtually certain that the retreat of many glaciers around the world has been caused by climate change, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Glaciers | Dec 12. 2016.
Arctic landscape in the sunlight with packed ice in the sea.

Record low volume highlights exceptional year for Arctic sea ice

With the latest sea ice data for November just in, 2016 continues to be a dramatic year in the Arctic. Following an unusually warm start to the year... Read More

Sea ice | Dec 7. 2016.
After several days at sea, getting acquainted with icebergs and the brisk Antarctic air, we left the safety of our expedition vessel for our second zodiac excursion of the trip.

Guest post: Misleading media coverage of Antarctic sea ice paper

Dr Jonathan Day is a polar climate scientist at the University of Reading. His work focuses on understanding and predicting changes in sea ice in the... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 29. 2016.
Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition party at the South Party, 17 January 1912

Captain Scott’s expedition logs reveal Antarctic sea ice history

On the 14 December 1911, explorer Roald Amundsen and his team planted the Norwegian flag on the snow-covered South Pole. They had beaten the British... Read More

Sea ice | Nov 24. 2016.
Credit: Manuel Gutjahr

Arctic summer sea ice to disappear with 2C warming, study says

A new study, published in Science, pinpoints the direct relationship between carbon emissions and the amount of Arctic sea ice melt they cause as the... Read More

Sea ice | Nov 3. 2016.
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