Tag Archives: melting ice

Melting Sea Ice: the Disaster Scenario

According to a new study published in the journal Nature, the disaster scenario of rising sea levels could play out much sooner than expected. Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica may become unstable in the next 30 to 50 years. “We are not saying this is definitely going to happen,” said David Pollard, a researcher at Pennsylvania […]

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Greenland Is Melting

NASA — Greenland’s snowy surface has been getting darker over the past two decades, absorbing more heat from the sun and increasing snow melt, a new study of satellite data shows. That trend is likely to continue, with the surface’s reflectivity, or albedo, decreasing by as much as 10 percent by the end of the […]

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Significant Climate Events

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) > November 2015 was the warmest November on record for the globe. > January-November 2015 (YTD) was the warmest such period on record for the globe. > September-November (N. Hemisphere fall) was the warmest such period on record for the globe. > The November 2015 average global sea surface […]

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Antarctica High

The Weather Underground reports Antarctica hit a record high temperature. Antarctica may have experienced its warmest day ever recorded on Tuesday, with the temperature reading of 63.5°F, reports The Weather Underground. Tuesday’s record high temperature follows another high reading of 63.3°F set just the day before. Until this week’s heat wave, the highest-known recorded temperature […]

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