January 30th, 2018 | by James Ayre
Peak truth has probably arrived, or nearly so — many cultural observers will note that almost any topic discussed nowadays seems to quickly devolve into an us/them, in/out sort of dynamic where the truth doesn't actually matter, but rather being the one that's "right" or that gets the strongest reaction is what's important
February 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre
Antarctic sea ice is now at its lowest extent since recordkeeping on the subject began in 1979, based on preliminary satellite data from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
December 16th, 2016 | by James Ayre
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its 2015–2016 Arctic Report Card, providing specific data points to go along with the very weird weather of the last year
December 7th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
The US National Snow & Ice Data Center has revealed that Arctic sea ice extent for the month of November set a new record low, reflecting unusually high air temperatures, winds from the south, and a warm ocean.
November 19th, 2016 | by James Ayre
While the headline may not be exact as of the time of publishing, air temperatures over the Arctic Ocean have been far, far warmer in recent times than is "normal." To be more precise, temperatures in the Arctic were around 20° Celsius (36° Fahrenheit) warmer than is normal for this time of year -- apparently as a result of 1) record-low sea ice extent in the region for this time of year, and 2) warm/wet air from further south being drawn towards the North Pole as a result of a "very wavy jet stream."
September 26th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill
How many posts will you see decrying the minimum sea ice extent of the Arctic Sea this year? My [&hellip