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KG2KDA Gran Canaria after wild fire, October 2017, view upwards through burned branches of Canarian Pine trees.

State of the climate: 2017 shaping up to be warmest ‘non-El Niño’ year

The year 2017 has seen some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded, only slightly below the record set in 2016. It has also seen unusually low... Read More

Global temperature | Nov 9. 2017.
Aerial view of Arctic ice, Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean, Arctic Circle, Alaska

Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2017 is eighth lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has dwindled to its summer minimum for 2017, with its smallest extent for the year clocking in at 4.64m square kilometres (sq km) on 13... Read More

Arctic | Sep 20. 2017.
J77E94 Dhaka, Bangladesh. 22nd May, 2017. DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MAY 23 : School children return home after school keeping their school bag on head to save from heat of the sun in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 23, 2017.Temperature in Dhaka reached 38 degrees Celsius on 23rd May. Credit: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

State of the climate: Warm temperatures and low sea ice mark first half of 2017

The first half of 2017 has seen record low sea ice extents at both poles and near-record global average temperatures – despite the absence of a... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 21. 2017.

Antarctica’s high elevation is slowing rate of warming, says study

Temperatures in the Arctic are increasing around three times as fast as the global average, yet the pace of warming has been much slower at Earth’s... Read More

Antarctic | May 18. 2017.
Warming warning a 1981 documentary about climate change

The 1981 TV documentary that warned about global warming

On the evening of Tuesday, 8 December, 1981, the UK's only commercial TV channel, ITV, broadcast an hour-long documentary called "Warming Warning". ... Read More

Features | May 2. 2017.
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.
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.
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