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The Arctic

The Arctic is something that is in grave danger of being lost forever. Already, the past seven years have seen the lowest minimum sea ice coverage ever recorded and this year has joined the list. The repercussions are serious, and further decline of the Arctic sea ice can spiral towards fatal consequences. It is clear that the human footprint has profoundly altered the planet in ways that we never imagined.

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Climate Science

Image | 15 September, 2009 at 16:45

Scientists Keith Jackson and Steve Comeau drill holes in an ice floe to fix sea ice thickness measuring equipment. Greenpeace is in the Arctic, with a team of scientists researching the effects of climate change on fast depleting sea ice.

The settlement of Tasilaq in Greenland

Image | 2 September, 2009 at 15:42

The settlement of Tasilaq in Greenland where the Arctic Sunrise stopped to re-supply for its expedition.

Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 2 September, 2009 at 0:00

A climate tipping point is looming closer every day in the Arctic. The more we find out about the Polar Regions, the more we realise that what we know about the impact of feedback effects has been underestimated. Recent discoveries highlight the...

Polar Bear in Greenland

Image | 2 August, 2009 at 1:00

A polar bear cleaning his coat on ice floes in the Kane Basin, off Cape Clay, northern Greenland.

Polar Oceans in Peril
...and a planet at risk

Publication | 6 July, 2009 at 15:08

The Arctic and the Antarctic are under assault - from the impacts of rapidly accelerating climate change; from increased industrialisation; and from the unchecked consumption of our planet's resources.

Polar Explorer Eric Philips on the Peterman Glacier

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 1:00

Polar explorer and expert in glacier travel Eric Philips volunteers to rig mooring lines around a solid bollard of ice on the front of the Petermann glacier.

Glaciologist Dr Richard Bates on Arctic Sunrise

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 1:00

Geophysicist Dr Richard Bates, of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St. Andrews, working on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise.

Glaciologist Dr Alan Hubbard on Arctic Sunrise

Image | 2 July, 2009 at 1:00

Alan Hubbard a glaciologist from University Of Wales, Aberystwyth is working on the Petermann glacier.

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