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Midnight sun over the Arctic Ocean, Svalbard, Norway. Credit: Arterra Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo.

Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2019 is ‘joint-second lowest’ on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its summer minimum extent for 2019, measuring in at 4.15m square kilometers (km2). This puts this year joint-second lowest... Read More

Sea ice | Sep 25. 2019.
The coast of Jameson land on the edge of Scoresbysund, North East Greenland Credit: BIOSPHOTO / Alamy Stock Photo

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s special report on the ocean and cryosphere

Earlier today in Monaco, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing... Read More

IPCC | Sep 25. 2019.
Ice sheet over northwest Greenland, 17 February 2019. Credit: LWM/NASA/LANDSAT / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2019

Dr Ruth Mottram, Dr Martin Stendel and Dr Peter Langen are climate scientists at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) in Copenhagen, which is... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 6. 2019.
Alpenglow at sunrise on Annapurna South, Nepal Himalayas. Credit: Ashley Cooper / Alamy Stock Photo.

Cold-war spy photos reveal ‘doubling’ of glacier ice loss in Himalayas

The rate of glacier retreat in the Himalayas has doubled since the late 20th century, a new study finds. ... Read More

Glaciers | Jun 19. 2019.
Sun rays filtering through a row of trees, Kappel, Switzerland. Credit: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo. FJBXTK

State of the climate: Heat across Earth's surface and oceans mark early 2019

Global surface temperatures in 2019 are on track to be either the second or third warmest since records began in the mid-1800s, behind only 2016 and... Read More

State of the climate | Apr 23. 2019.
Retrogressive thaw slump, Herschel Island, Yukon, Canada. Credit: National Geographic Image Collection / Alamy Stock Photo. MYE17N

Guest post: Arctic warming is causing a 60-fold increase in permafrost landslides

Dr Antoni G. Lewkowicz is a professor in the department of geography, environment and geomatics at the University of Ottawa. He is president of the... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 4. 2019.
Arctic sea ice. Credit: Rowan Romeyn / Alamy Stock Photo. F7AKDM

Arctic sea ice winter peak in 2019 is seventh lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, peaking at 14.78m square kilometres (sq km) on 13 March. It is the joint seventh smallest... Read More

Sea ice | Mar 20. 2019.
Iceberg floating in ocean water of Smith Sound in the high arctic of Nunavut, Canada, mid summer.

Factcheck: Is 3-5C of Arctic warming now ‘locked in’?

Update – 22 March 2019: In response to this factcheck and feedback from other experts, both the UN Environment report and press release have been... Read More

Factchecks | Mar 16. 2019.
Glaciologists measuring the rate of movement on the Kangerdlussuaq glacier, Greenland. Credit: Steve Morgan / Alamy Stock Photo. DFB4EE

Factcheck: What Greenland ice cores say about past and present climate change

A misleading graph purporting to show that past changes in Greenland’s temperatures dwarf modern climate change has been circling the internet since... Read More

Factchecks | Mar 5. 2019.
Prof Jonathan Bamber, professor of glaciology at the University of Bristol. Credit: Carbon Brief.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Jonathan Bamber

Prof Jonathan Bamber is a professor of glaciology at the University of Bristol and the current president of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). He... Read More

Interviews | Feb 14. 2019.
A boat transports people towards a glacier in Antarctica. Credit: Robert German / Alamy Stock Photo. M9B4XN

Studies shed new light on Antarctica’s future contribution to sea level rise

A widely reported study in 2016 that suggested Antarctica could add more than a metre to sea levels by 2100 was likely an “overestimate”, new... Read More

Sea level rise | Feb 6. 2019.
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