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Arctic Ocean could be ice-free by mid-century

5 November, 2016 – Humans will have added enough carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by 2050 to melt all the Arctic’s sea ice, research predicts.

Arctic warming gives US and Europe the chills

2 November, 2016 – The effects of Arctic climate change on the jet stream could mean harsher winters for some of the most highly populated regions of the world.

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Greenland rises as ice sheet melts faster

1 October, 2016 – New research shows that Greenland has been losing billions more tonnes of ice than thought – and gaining height as bedrock rises under less weight.

Speed of Arctic changes defies scientists

September 29, 2016 – The Arctic climate is changing so quickly that science can barely keep track of what is happening and predict the global consequences, the UN says.

Arctic melt shrinks polar bears’ chances

25 September, 2016 – Increasing loss of Arctic sea ice is cutting back the platform of life on which all polar bears rely for successful feeding and breeding.

Anthrax strikes in rapidly thawing Arctic

15 August, 2016 – Record high temperatures in Arctic Russia are believed to be one of the main factors behind the emergence of the deadly anthrax disease in northwestern Siberia.

Antarctic peninsula cools – for now

21 July, 2016 – After warming for nearly 50 years the Antarctic peninsula has begun cooling, though probably not for long, UK scientists say.

Warming worries for south polar penguins

6 July, 2016 – Scientists say that temperature rises in the Antarctic region could lead to serious decline in two-thirds of Adélie penguin colonies by the end of the century.

Red alert as Arctic snows melt faster

2 July, 2016 – Microscopic forms of coloured algae are suspected of helping to speed up the melting rate of snow by reducing its crucial ability to reflect the sun’s rays.

Arctic melting feeds on itself

12 June, 2016 – Melting sea ice is affecting the closely-linked Arctic climate in a feedback that will speed up warming there, scientists say.

Arctic ice dwindles to record low

9 June, 2016 − Twelve months of record high temperatures globally have led to this month’s extent of Arctic ice falling to a million square kilometres less than four years ago.