Icebound: The Climate-Change Secrets of 19th Century Ship’s Logbooks

By Andrew R.C. Marshall OXFORD, England, Dec 11 (Reuters) - On November 14, 1881, an American called George Melville limped across a frozen delta in Siberia and pulled a pole from the snow with his frost-bitten hands. Exhausted and half-starving, Melville was scouring the wasteland for fellow survivors of the most famous ship in the world. The USS Jeannette had set sail from … [Read more...]

Research Icebreaker Parks on Arctic Ice Floe for Year-Long Drift Around the North Pole

German research icebreaker Polarstern is now parked Arctic Ocean ice floe where researchers will set up camp for a one-year-long drift around the North Pole in the name of climate science. Experts from the MOSAiC expedition used satellite imagery and helicopter flights to scout the perfect ice floe, perhaps the most critical piece of the puzzle in the year-long expedition to … [Read more...]

UN Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating Ice Melt

By Eric Roston (Bloomberg) --Days after millions of climate protesters called for international action and global leaders convened at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, the world’s top climate-science body warned that collaboration on a global scale is required to cope with an onslaught of accelerating changes. Chief among them is rapidly rising seas that will … [Read more...]

Arctic Expedition to Investigate ‘Epicenter of Climate Change”

For the first time ever, scientists will use a modern research icebreaker to drift in the ice for an entire year, allowing scientists to investigate the Arctic winter from the vicinity of the North Pole. By Ints Kalnins TROMSOE, Norway, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Scientists from 19 countries are preparing to embark on a year-long expedition to the Arctic, the longest project of … [Read more...]