Scientists raise concerns regarding erroneous reporting of Greenland ice cover
Scientists from the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) have raised concerns regarding what they believe are erroneous claims of a 15% decrease in the permanent ice cover of Greenland in just 12 years.
800,000 years of Greenland's abrupt climate variability
An international team of scientists, led by Dr Stephen Barker of Cardiff University, has produced a prediction of what climate records from Greenland might look like over the last 800,000 years.
Pics of Greenland glacier melt shocks expert
Breathtaking before-and-after pictures showing how fast a Greenland ice sheet has melted in just two years have shocked a climate change expert familiar with the glacier.
NASA satellites detect pothole on road to higher seas
Like mercury in a thermometer, ocean waters expand as they warm. This, along with melting glaciers and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, drives sea levels higher over the long term. For the past 18 years, ...
Sea level rise less from Greenland, more from Antarctica, than expected during last interglacial
During the last prolonged warm spell on Earth, the oceans were at least four meters and possibly as much as 6.5 meters, or about 20 feet higher than they are now.
Warming ocean layers will undermine polar ice sheets
Warming of the ocean's subsurface layers will melt underwater portions of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets faster than previously thought, according to new University of Arizona-led research. Such melting ...
Did climate change cause Greenland's ancient Viking community to collapse?
Our changing climate usually appears to be a very modern problem, yet new research from Greenland published in Boreas, suggests that the AD 1350 collapse of a centuries old colony established by Viking settlers may have b ...
Climate change disasters could be predicted
Climate change disasters, such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, dieback of the Amazon rainforest or collapse of the Atlantic overturning circulation, could be predicted according to University of Exeter research.
Meltzone 2011: CCNY expedition to track life and death of supraglacial lake
How do you observe signs of climate change in real time? Dr. Marco Tedesco, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at The City College of New York, plans to be the first to catch sight of one dramatic indicator ...
Highest-flying bird crosses the Himalayas in record time
The Bar-headed goose is one impressive creature: it migrates over the immense Himalayan mountain range twice a year, holding the record for the world's highest-flying bird.
Rapid changes in Greenland climate last 5,000 years, study finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Abrupt average temperature changes of as much as 4 or 5 degrees Celsius over a few decades may have profoundly affected human civilization for cultures that occupied western Greenland over ...
Climate played big role in Vikings' disappearance from Greenland
The end of the Norse settlements on Greenland likely will remain shrouded in mystery. While there is scant written evidence of the colony's demise in the 14th and early 15th centuries, archaeological remains ...
Two Greenland glaciers lose enough ice to fill Lake Erie
A new study aimed at refining the way scientists measure ice loss in Greenland is providing a "high-definition picture" of climate-caused changes on the island.
Canada's Arctic glaciers, ice caps losing water at an alarming rate
(PhysOrg.com) -- The work of Faculty of Science PhD graduate Alex Gardner -- published in Nature magazine in April -- has revealed some alarming evidence that Canada's Arctic glaciers and ice caps have lost n ...