Monday, 12 September 2016

Arctic Death Spiral: Icebreakers Reach North Pole as Sea Ice Disintegrates

ThinkProgress

Second-lowest sea ice minimum, lowest average annual sea ice extent. Arctic sea ice continued its long-term death spiral in 2016, thanks to warming-driven ice melt. As the ice sheet shrinks and thins, it’s becoming easier and easier for icebreakers to reach the North Pole. Story here.

'Climate Change Is Here': August Was Another Hottest Month for the Record Books

CommonDreams
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As one climate scientist noted, the temperature has risen even though this year's unusually strong El Niño is on the wane. Story here.