NEWS: Greenland’s ice loss is accelerating, suggesting that the edges of the entire ice cap may be unstable
Glaciologists cannot say for certain whether the Earth’s north and south polar ice is melting faster as the years pass
Surface melting of the Greenland ice sheet will add more to global sea levels than the island’s glaciers – but even a modest rise could have serious consequences
Latest data from more than 100 glaciers around the world consistent with increasing rates of melting
Sea levels could rise by one metre by 2100 once ice sheet melt is factored in accurately, say leading glaciologists
UN Environment Programme says that the effects of even small amounts of pollution on the Arctic Ocean have not been fully assessed.
Today’s top headlines – EU to investigate China solar panel imports, Danish Minister calls for climate to top political agenda and President Putin flies with the cranes.
Latest data shows melting over the Greenland ice sheet in 2012, has surpassed previous seasonal records – four weeks before the melting season is expected to end.
New research finds Greenland’s ice sheet melt could happen in short bursts, showing that the melt witnessed between 2005 and 2010 may not have been unprecedented.
Today’s top headlines: MPs call on UK to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies, US official says cutting air pollutant could ‘buy time’ in fight against climate change, and extreme melt event in Greenland.
Indian/NASA collaboration reveals 97% of ice surface area has begun to melt, more than double the usual extent during summer. However, more data required to attribute melting to climate change.
New research warns that Arctic ice melt from climate change could increase the risk of severe winter weather in the US and Europe.
This week’s photo of the week shows the implications of glacier melt in Greenland on rising sea levels.
Two new studies show the Weddell Sea sector of the West Antarctic ice sheet – previously regarded as stable – could be a region of great concern in the future.
Positive action on desertification, climate change migration and sustainable biofuels, it’s been a busy week for climate change. Here’s what the team at RTCC has learnt this week.
A new study by NASA used laser data to track the thinning of Antarctic ice shelves, finding warm oceans could be a dominant factor in ice loss in the region – bringing researchers closer to predicting sea level rises.
Satellite models from the Karakoram mountains north of Himalaya show marginal growth but area remains a one-off, according to new research.
Rock and soil samples from 3 million years ago match predicted modern-day warming with larger than expected rises in sea level.
The arctic’s oldest ice disappearing faster than newer, thinner ice according to a new study from a NASA scientist.