Greenland greening, ocean in turmoil –any good news to fight the Arctic climate blues?
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2M ago
Greenland melt, ocean heatwaves, AMOC slowing, polar bears starving - Arctic developments so far in 2024 might give you the Climate Blues. Is there light on the horizon ..read more
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Why Dubai’s COP28 was bad news for the world’s ice and all those whose future depends on it
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by iqiceblog
5M ago
I went to Dubai for the UN Climate Conference COP28 with mixed feelings. On the one hand, the controversy over the location and the President, head of a giant fossil fuel concern, made me somewhat sceptical. On the other, I was driven by the awareness that this was a kind of last chance, with the ..read more
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COP28 in oil-rich Dubai – Can states agree action to protect the cryosphere and limit devastating global impacts?
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by iqiceblog
6M ago
There has never been a more pressing need for the world to unite and take urgent, radical action to halt emissions, to avoid further changes to the frozen parts of the Earth with catastrophic consequences for people all round the globe ..read more
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Tackling the Ice Emergency: Climate Ambition is not enough to avert catastrophic impacts of “global boiling”
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by iqiceblog
8M ago
It’s been a big week for climate, with hundreds of thousands of protesters taking to the streets around the globe as UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres hosted a Climate Ambition Summit on 20 September in the middle of Climate Week NYC and the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Just 10 weeks before ..read more
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COP28 Countdown: Bonn UN climate talks try to smooth rocky path to Dubai
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by iqiceblog
8M ago
As temperatures spike, forests burn, oceans warm, ice melts in the Arctic, Antarctic and on the world's highest mountains, negotiators at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany are wrangling over documents to prepare for COP28 in oil-land Dubai at the end of the year. That meeting will tackle the "Global Stocktake" of climate efforts - and shortcomings ..read more
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A Sign of the TIME(s)? Why ice researchers count among the world’s most influential people
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by iqiceblog
8M ago
Climate change is impacting the frozen regions of our planet faster and more seriously than expected. The naming of two ice scientists as amongst the world's most influential people shows growing recognition of the key role played by the cryosphere and the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to protect it ..read more
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Earth’s temperature rises as geopolitical climate cools
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by iqiceblog
8M ago
It’s now one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. There’s no sign of any end to the conflict. And we are not looking at a regional dispute. This war has become a major clash between systems, with repercussions for the whole planet. Putin’s invasion has plunged us into a time of multiple crises – war, an ..read more
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Moving North – Arctic Frontiers in a changing world
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by iqiceblog
8M ago
Tromso is living up to its image as Norway’s Arctic capital, as I step off the plane into a flurry of snowflakes and a landscape of white. I first came up here to to the Arctic Frontiers gathering in 2007 to research and make contacts for a series of documentaries to mark the International Polar ..read more
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2 degrees, 2.5, 3 degrees, 4 – 2023 yet another “last chance” for the climate?
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by iqiceblog
8M ago
The Arctic and the rest of the planet are heating up rapidly. Emissions are at a record high and fossil fuels in demand against the background of the energy crisis through Russia's war on Ukraine. Can 2023 bring a decisive shift in climate action ..read more
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Warmer, wetter, darker: What’s happening to the “frozen North”?
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by iqiceblog
8M ago
2022 has seen exceptional warmth and ice melt in the Arctic, with consequences for the whole planet. But against the background of Russia's war on Ukraine, climate action has stalled. It's high time to cut emissions and speed up the energy transition ..read more
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