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Researchers Predict Sea Ice-Free Arctic Summers By 2050
2013-04-13 08:18:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The question of ice-free summers in the Arctic, for most scientists, is not "if," but "when." A new study by two National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists says that "when" is coming sooner than many thought. Already, the Arctic has experienced a loss of thick, multi-year ice, with last September´s extent being less than half the average of 1979-2000. The scientists, James Overland...

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2010-06-12 06:10:00

North America, Europe and eastern Asia could see more cold, moist and snowy winters much like the one that just passed, according to one top scientist. James Overland of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) told the AFP news agency, "Cold and snowy winters will be the rule rather than the exception." It may seem counter-intuitive, but warmer Arctic climates caused by climate change influence air pressure at the North Pole, which shifts wind patterns in such a...

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2008-10-16 15:55:00

Arctic temperatures this season are at an all-time high. Sea ice is melting rapidly, causing the Arctic Ocean to become warmer and less salty, researchers said Thursday. Additionally, the new report, compiled by 46 scientists from 10 countries, finds that populations of reindeer appear to be on the decline. "Obviously, the planet is interconnected, so what happens in the Arctic does matter" to the rest of the world, Jackie Richter-Menge of the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory...

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2008-05-03 19:00:00

Scientists warned on Friday that they expect climate change to begin affecting the Antarctic, as the pace of thinning ice in the Arctic continues."The long-term prognosis is not very optimistic," Jennifer Francis, an atmospheric scientist with Rutgers University said during a briefing.In a shift many attribute to climate change, sea ice in the North shrank to a record low last summer. Although levels of solar radiation and greenhouse gases are similar at each of the planet's poles, the...