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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 ...

Graphics tell the story of record melting in Greenland

Posted on January 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 6
This movie, produced by the Cryospheric Processes Laboratory, consists of stills and video collected during 2009 and 2010. Meltwater is the theme. The vocal is a Shaman Inuit Chant. Greenland ...

Weather happens

Posted on December 27th by Tom Yulsman. 3
Winter does too People made their way through Times Square on Sunday evening as the Northeastern blizzard pushed into New York. (Photo courtesy of asterix611 via Flickr Creative ...

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 ...

Wild and wacky Atlantic hurricane season is not over yet

Posted on September 21st by Tom Yulsman. 2
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86pNkK0uVMI&feature=player_embedded A barn is swept away by flooding in this dramatic video, shot yesterday on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula, where 20,000 residents were cut off by washed out roads and closed bridges. (See ...

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 ...

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 ...

NOAA: climate change unmistakable; CNN: time to interview skeptics

Posted on July 30th by Tom Yulsman.
A 224-page report released yesterday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration documents in great scientific detail how specific, climate-related indicators all point in the same direction: toward an ...

Too cold and snowy where you live? Try Nuuk, Greenland

Posted on February 25th by Tom Yulsman.
It's snowing here in Boulder. Again. The Northeast is getting pummeled with yet another blizzard. And a whopper of storm is barreling down on California, promising to bring ...

Snow now possible in all 50 states

Posted on February 11th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation is back — with a vengeance Incredibly enough, snow is forecast for Thursday night and Friday during the day, stretching all the way from ...

Unprecedented decline in sea ice near Greenland

Posted on July 3rd by Tom Yulsman.
A map of the Arctic region constructed using data from NASA's Radarsat (Image: NASA JPL, University of Alaska - Fairbanks)  Using ice cores, tree-ring records, and log books of mariners who ...

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) ...

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 ...