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this season’s arctic sea ice ain’t formingNew

NOR­MALLY, THE ICE IN THE ARCTIC grows in the cold of the winter months and shrinks in the warmth of the rest of the year. But that ain’t hap­pening in the winter of 2020-2021. The ar­ticle “This Year’s Arctic Sea Ice Is Failing to Form, Raising a Huge Red Flag” tells us that the ice still hasn’t re­frozen since last winter. [Read more] “this season’s arctic sea ice ain’t formingNew

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oldest arctic ice melting faster than the rest of the icecapNew

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. [Read more] “oldest arctic ice melting faster than the rest of the icecapNew

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something is not right at the highest latitudes of the globeNew

WINTER HAS EX­TENDED ITS GRIP on the Arctic, drop­ping a cur­tain of dark­ness on the top of the world. But at least one part of the Arctic is re­sisting its grasp. In what’s be­coming an un­for­tu­nately common story, sea ice growth is stalling out in one of the gateway seas leading to the heart of the Arctic Ocean. [Read more] “something is not right at the highest latitudes of the globeNew

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by 2100, earth passed the safe threshold of warming markNew

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. [Read more] “by 2100, earth passed the safe threshold of warming markNew