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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 ...

“Ground zero for climate change”

Posted on December 1st by Tom Yulsman. 3
Former CEJ environmental journalism fellow Susan Moran reports from Palmer Station in Antarctica My good friend and colleague Susan Moran shot the picture above from the Palmer ...

Crossing Drake Passage

Posted on November 24th by Tom Yulsman.
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jld5pIUKhCE The video above shows what my very good friend Susan Moran will likely be experiencing starting Thanksgiving day, as she departs Punta Arenas, Chile, on a voyage across Drake Passage, ...

Gargantuan ice island splits off Greenland glacier

Posted on August 6th by Tom Yulsman. 2
A sobering report from University of Delaware researcher Andreas Muenchow today: “In the early morning hours of August 5, 2010, an ice island four times the size of Manhattan was born ...

An icy Antarctic paradox

Posted on April 21st by Tom Yulsman. 3
The ozone hole is masking the impact of global warming in Antarctica This image from NASA's Aura satellite shows the extent of severe ozone depletion over Antarctica in September ...

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 ...

Why Washpost fact checkers haven’t stopped Will’s serial errors

Posted on March 8th by Tom Yulsman. 6
Had George Will and the Washington Post's fact checkers really wanted to assure accuracy, here is some of the data they should have considered. This graph shows that while ...

International Polar Year: clear signs of warming

Posted on February 27th by Tom Yulsman.
A scientists takes a snow sample as part of International Polar Year, which has found clear signs of warming in the Arctic and Antarctic, along with impacts on plants, ...

The climate skeptic playbook

Posted on February 12th by Tom Yulsman. 41
Editor's note (posted at 7:00 MST, 2/13/09): Thanks everyone for participating in the spirited discussion on this posting. I believe the subject has more than run it's course and it's ...

New study shows Antarctica has been warming for 50 years

Posted on January 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 4
    New research suggests that overall, the entire Antarctic continent has been warming for the past 50 years, even though East Antarctica has experienced a shorter-term cooling trend ...