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Fractures seen in rapidly melting Arctic sea ice, and it's only May

Fractures seen in rapidly melting Arctic sea ice, and it's only May Even accounting for the accelerating pace of Arctic climate change, sea ice loss in the Far North is running well ahead of schedule.This may signal a near record or record low sea ice extent to come in September.

Series of kick-ass storms roar across Atlantic towards UK and France

Series of kick-ass storms roar across Atlantic towards UK and France While this winter has been downright tame across large parts of the eastern U.Right now, an extremely powerful jet stream is helping to spawn one massive North Atlantic storm after another, bringing hurricane force winds to parts of the UK, France, Portugal and Spain this week.

Fierce North Atlantic storm to send temperatures soaring at North Pole

Fierce North Atlantic storm to send temperatures soaring at North Pole Together with long-term climate change and other transitory weather systems, it is setting the stage for a dramatic and unusual warmup at the North Pole this week.The air pressure at the center of the storm bottomed out at an astonishing 932 millibars, or 27.

This 'GOT' star teamed up with Google to capture Greenland's melting ice

This 'GOT' star teamed up with Google to capture Greenland's melting ice But for the curious and desk-bound, Google's Street View now offers compelling, panoramic vistas of the region's imperiled ice.About 80 percent of the territory's surface is covered by the Greenland Ice Sheet, which is rapidly melting as global temperatures rise.

Something is very, very wrong with the Arctic climate

Something is very, very wrong with the Arctic climate This Arctic winter has startled even the most even-keeled scientists, with records set for low sea ice extent, high temperatures and other indicators of a climate gone awry.The new figures for January sea ice extent, released on Tuesday, showed sea ice extent averaged 5.

Scientists could end up flying blind about Arctic sea ice at the worst possible time

Scientists could end up flying blind about Arctic sea ice at the worst possible time All is not well in the Arctic, where sea ice is in a long-term precipitous decline due to human-caused global warming.In February, for example, Arctic sea ice set a monthly record low, with sea ice extent coming in 455,600 square miles below the February 1981 to 2010 average.

The new normal: Arctic sea ice hits record low for 3rd straight winter

The new normal: Arctic sea ice hits record low for 3rd straight winter Welcome to the new normal: For the third straight year, Arctic sea ice peaked at a record low level during the winter season, scientists said Wednesday.The record warmth across the Arctic, along with the low sea ice extent and volume, is surprising even the most seasoned Arctic researchers.