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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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Thinning Greenland icecap illustration courtesy

Image | 20 June, 2005 at 0:00

Thinning Greenland icecap illustration courtesy of the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

Melting ice on Canadian high Arctic.

Image | 19 June, 2005 at 1:00

Melting ice on Canadian high Arctic.

The State of the Cryosphere: What the Ice is Telling us

Publication | 28 November, 2003 at 0:00

The cryosphere comprises all the frozen water and soil on the surface of the Earth. The book from Cambridge University Press, "Mass Balance of the Cryosphere", to be published in January 2004, focuses on two key components of this sensitive...

Polar bears on sea ice.

Image | 1 September, 1998 at 1:00

Polar bears on sea ice.

Answers from the Ice Edge

Publication | 1 June, 1998 at 0:00

This report is about changesAlaska Native peoples of thenorthern Bering and Chukchiseas observe in their surroundings.Climate change is a gravethreat to northern ecosystemsand thus to the subsistence wayof life that is the heart of Yup’ikand...

Polar Bears on an ice shelf

Image | 15 June, 1992 at 1:00

Polar Bears on an ice shelf. Mother and cub.

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