GCC ArcticsOldestIce 1500 crop

oldest arctic ice melting faster than the rest of the icecap

HOW MANY TIMES ARE WE GOING TO READ that cli­mate change is hap­pening “faster” than ex­pected be­fore we change our expectations—or, at least, our de­f­i­n­i­tion of fast? “Stretches of the Arctic’s oldest ice, and its thickest—the last refuge ice that should sur­vive even when the Arctic Ocean tech­ni­cally be­comes ice-free in sum­mers later this century—are now dis­ap­pearing twice as fast as the rest of the Arctic icecap. [Continue reading]

Iceberg BloodDimmed 1500

by 2100, earth passed the safe threshold of warming mark

A LIKELY DOOMSDAY SCENARIO is pre­sented by Emily Atkin in the ar­ticle “The Blood-Dimmed Tide” for the New Re­public (Sep­tember 16, 2019). “It’s the year 2100. Many of the world’s major powers have spent the last sev­eral decades fo­cusing on them­selves. Bor­ders have closed. In­ter­na­tional in­vest­ments in ed­u­ca­tion and tech­nology have de­clined. [Continue reading]