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Sobering news from Greenland and Antarctica

Posted on March 8th by Tom Yulsman. 9
The Greenland Ice Sheet meets the sea in this picture by Eric Rignot of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. . Melting of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland is accelerating, according to ...

The climate votes last: Ice sheets could lose mass more rapidly

Posted on November 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 4
A little over a week ago, I wrote about increasing mass loss from Greenland's massive ice sheet. (See this post too.) Today, researchers are reporting Read More →

Is the world’s fastest-moving glacier set to speed up even more?

Posted on October 23rd by Tom Yulsman. 16
Greenland's Jakobshavn could be poised to speed up. So could even bigger glaciers farther north — with significant implications for global sea level UPDATE 10/25/10: I've made a correction in this ...

Mass loss from Greenland ice accelerates

Posted on October 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 5
Konrad Steffen: Greenland's contribution to sea level rise is increasing httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7_pkWVjRXU&feature=related In this astonishing video, Jason Amundson captures the calving of a gargantuan iceberg from the face of the Jakobshavn Glacier ...

Threshold for dangerous climate change closer than believed?

Posted on October 2nd by Tom Yulsman. 8
Recent research suggests current target for limiting global warming is actually unsafe [caption id="" align="alignright" width="400" caption="Chris Turney"][/caption] The overarching goal for international climate policy is to limit global warming to ...

Two telling images that embody the blazing summer of 2010

Posted on August 10th by Tom Yulsman.
Deadly Russian Heat Wave The brutal heat wave that has gripped Russia may ultimately be responsible for the deaths of 15,000 people, according to Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff ...

Message from the Eemian: too late to stop significant sea level rise

Posted on August 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 85
Time to focus on adaptation. (But bye bye Miami) Jim White leaning on the wing of an airplane at the North Greenland Ice Core Project site in 2004. (Yes, ...

Cap-and-trade: how much would the legislation tame global warming?

Posted on May 19th by Tom Yulsman. 6
NCAR climate modeler Tom Wigley runs several scenarios for CEJournal to find the answer How big an impact would the cap-and-trade legislation now being marked up in a House committee actually ...

James Hansen on civil disobedience against coal plants and other issues

Posted on April 17th by Tom Yulsman. %
Part 1 of an interview in which the NASA scientist discusses global warming, tipping points in the climate system, and climate policy   On April 10, freelance journalist  Susan Moran and ...

James Hansen: Reduce CO2 in atmosphere or face catastrophe

Posted on April 10th by Tom Yulsman. 10
NOAA scientists agree the risks are high, but say Hansen overstates what science can really say for sure Jim Hansen at the University of Colorado's World Affairs Conference (Photo: Tom Yulsman) ...

Antarctic glaciers retreating more quickly than expected

Posted on April 5th by Tom Yulsman. 9
Researchers pin the blame on dramatically rising temperatures  Changes in yearly surface temperature in and around Antarctica between 1981 and 2007. Warming in the northern portion of the Antarctic Peninsula, ...

A tale of two stories

Posted on March 18th by Tom Yulsman. 21
New research published in Nature suggests the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is vulnerable to collapse from global warming, but if it happens it would likely take place over ...

Gore: The Guardian transcript

Posted on March 16th by Tom Yulsman. 15
He said many sensible things, some things people will excoriate him for, and one really dumb thing Editor's note: Please see the correction in the text below. I goofed! The Guardian published ...

Gore: polar ice caps will melt completely “in just a few years”

Posted on March 15th by Tom Yulsman. 18
He probably meant Arctic sea ice, but that too is an exaggeration If the polar ice caps were to melt, this is what the map of the world would eventually look ...

Bristol Palin breakup trumps peril to 600 million people

Posted on March 11th by Tom Yulsman. 2
U.S. news media largely ignore new warnings on sea level rise   This extent of melting in Greenland has been increasing steadily since 1979. (Image: National Snow & Ice Data ...