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Cloud blanket warms up melting icecap

30 January, 2016 – New study shows that up to 30% of the Greenland icecap melting is due to cloud cover that is helping to raise temperatures − and accelerate sea level rise.


Arctic and Med face hotspot worries

23 January, 2015 − Uneven heating of the Earth’s surface as a result of climate change could see some regions facing seriously high rises in average temperatures.

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Ice melt speeds up sea level rise

9 January, 2016 – Scientists have found evidence suggesting that melting icecap water from the interior of Greenland is adding to sea level rise faster than previously realised.

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Warming fuels rise in methane threat

6 January, 2016 – Higher temperatures and permafrost thaw could cause an increase of up to 50 per cent in emissions of a key greenhouse gas from northern lakes and ponds by 2010.


Whaling history’s clues to climate future

4 January, 2016 – Citizen scientists are helping to glean sea-ice and weather data from the logs of 19th-century whaling ships to gain a better understanding of Arctic climate change.

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Rapid warming brings Arctic changes

20 December, 2015 – Tundra plants that bloom fresh and green in the short Arctic summer are declining or turning brown as rising temperatures increasingly affect the region.

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Brief respite for Arctic sea ice

15 December, 2015 – Scientists are now confident that natural forces will mean that the Arctic’s winter sea ice will not melt as worryingly fast as expected in the near future.

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Climate heads for irreversible change

9 December, 2015 – COP21: With the UN climate conference still trying to agree how to tackle global warming, a scientific group warns that policy is ignoring the reality of a melting world.

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Ice melt highlights Inuit plight

9 December, 2015 – COP21: As Arctic peoples’ leaders appeal for unity to halt global warming, scientists report that Greenland’s glaciers are melting at a speed not seen since the last Ice Age.

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