On April 8th the European Space Agency (ESA) launched its first mission dedicated to study the Earth’s ice from the polar orbit. The CryoSat-2 satellite will sent new information to improve our understanding of how ice is responding to climate change and what role it actually plays for global climate. It is expected this should [...]
The Winter Olympic Games have kicked off in Vancouver, Canada, this week. The biggest of all sport events attracts thousands of people and usually there’s an increased demand for energy, which generally equals increased GHG emissions. The organizers of this winter’s games aim to make them the greenest ever. Winter sports depends ice and snow, [...]
It is both a potent portrayal of the effects of climate change and an urgent call to action. On 22 October, David Miliband, The UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Ed Miliband, the UK Secretary of State of Energy and Climate Change publicly released a world map developed by the UK Met Office [...]
New studies prove once again the enormous impact global warming has on the delicate climate of the polar region. These observations came Thursday from Richard Spinrad, head of research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in USA, in releasing the annual update of science’s Arctic report card.