Journalists, polar bears, caribou and climate change

There is a kind of simplistic approach that some journalists use when it comes to climate change. Some treat climate change as a religion claiming that a single very hot summer is evidence of climate change. Some are climate change deniers who can be even more fervently religious in their approach. Continue reading

The tipping point in climate change

Since the science of climate modelling started climatologists thought that global warming would take place a small amount at a time, but so that when the carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere doubled the average surface temperature would have by then risen by 3 degrees Celsius. It was expected that the rise would be incremental and related directed to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Continue reading

Arctic meltdown is more important than economic meltdown

The atlases and globes that we have used and looked at for many years will change. The large areas of white, depicting ice at the north and south poles will, in more modern maps and charts, shrink and will be displaced by larger areas of blue. The ice is turning into sea. Continue reading

Arctic ice melt and how this will affect us.

Arctic ice melts and how this will affect us.

Ice at the Arctic and the Antarctic plays an important role in regulating our climate. Ice is white, and white reflects back solar radiation, instead of absorbing it. The area of ice at the poles acts as part of the very complicated control system that our planet has to keep its climate more or less as we enjoy it now. If there were no ice at the poles the world would be a far warmer place than it is today.

A large area of ice – around 20 square kilometers, has broken away from the northern part of Ellesmere Island, which is to the west of Greenland. Continue reading