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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.
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...
A polar bear cleaning his coat on ice floes in the Kane Basin, off Cape Clay, northern Greenland.
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 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.
Geophysicist Dr Richard Bates, of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St. Andrews, working on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise.
Alan Hubbard a glaciologist from University Of Wales, Aberystwyth is working on the Petermann glacier.
The crew of the Arctic Sunrise in Greenland. The Arctic Sunrise reached 'the ice bridge' in the Robeson channel, at 82.4 North, near the border between Greenland and Canada. This is the Southernmost extent of the summer sea ice which usually...
The Arctic Sunrise prepares to leave 'the ice bridge' in the Robeson channel, at 82.4 North, near the border between Greenland and Canada.
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