Arctic warming: are record temperatures and fires arriving earlier than scientists predicted?

The high temperatures and wildfires of 2019 were thought to have heralded a freak summer for the Arctic. Then 2020 brought worse.

Christopher J White, Senior Lecturer in Water & Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde • conversation
Sept. 8, 2020 ~7 min

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Arctic sea ice is melting faster than anyone thought

Arctic sea ice is melting a lot faster than earlier estimates, which predicted a slow and stable rise in Arctic temperatures, researchers say.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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Searching for Misha: the life and tragedies of the world's most famous polar bear

This is the story of 'Misha', as I have come to know her. Both I and my research have been deeply affected by a polar bear I have never met face to face.

Henry Anderson-Elliott, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge • conversation
July 20, 2020 ~25 min

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A 20,000-tonne oil spill is contaminating the Arctic – it could take decades to clean up

Climate change is thawing permafrost and increasing the risk of these accidents, and the region has fewer of the bacteria that can 'clean up' oil spills.

Antonia Law, Lecturer in Geography, Keele University • conversation
July 14, 2020 ~8 min

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Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Arctic heatwave: what warmer summers mean for the region's wildlife

As snow melts and landscapes change, there will be winners and losers.

Helen Wheeler, Lecturer in Wildlife Ecology, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
June 26, 2020 ~6 min

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Ancient pup ‘Zhokhov’ clarifies sled dog origins

DNA from a 9,500-year-old dog from the Siberian island of Zhokhov provides a new picture of sled dogs today, including huskies and malamutes.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~5 min

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Siberia heatwave: why the Arctic is warming so much faster than the rest of the world

Models have predicted for some time that with every degree of global warming, the Arctic will see double or more.

Jonathan Bamber, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bristol • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

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100 degrees in Siberia? 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as the planet as a whole, with serious consequences. Scientists have been warning about this for decades.

Mark Serreze, Research Professor of Geography and Director, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

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Triple-digit heat in Siberia? 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as the planet as a whole, with serious consequences. Scientists have been warning about this for decades.

Mark Serreze, Research Professor of Geography and Director, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

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