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Climate change impacting the faculties of citizens, global leaders?

Rajendra Shende/TERRE Policy Centre/IANS

"The rift has accelerated since end of the last year", reported all the major news agencies in North America and elsewhere. "It may get close to a full break, never seen before in the history," they added.

Arctic, Antarctica sea ice sinks to record low this year

Arctic, Antarctica sea ice sinks to record low this year

This winter, a combination of warmer-than-average temperatures, winds unfavourable to ice expansion, and a series of storms halted sea ice growth in the Arctic, the scientists said.

Arctic sea ice loss due to natural variations: Study

Arctic sea ice loss due to natural variations: Study

Many scientists suspect that the trend now underway is a combination of global warming and natural climate variability.

Operation IceBridge – NASA's aerial survey of polar ice expands its Arctic reach for first time

Operation IceBridge – NASA's aerial survey of polar ice expands its Arctic reach for first time

For the first time, NASA says the mission in its ninth year is expanding its reach to explore the Arctic’s Eurasian Basin through two research flights based out of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the northern Atlantic Ocean.

Arctic is already witnessing spring – thanks to climate change!

Arctic is already witnessing spring – thanks to climate change!

The study covers 12 years of observations at a West Greenland field site near Russell Glacier, a dynamic front protruding from the massive inland ice sheet that covers most of the island.

ISRO's SCATSAT-1 data reveals sea ice cover in 2016 is lowest ever recorded

ISRO's SCATSAT-1 data reveals sea ice cover in 2016 is lowest ever recorded

The Ku-band Scatterometer on-board SCATSAT-1 is ISRO’s second space borne scatterometer similar to OSCAT on-board Oceansat-2. 

Whale migration delay due to Arctic sea ice loss, says study

Whale migration delay due to Arctic sea ice loss, says study

In contrast, a different beluga population, also in Alaska, that migrates and feeds in the same areas does not appear to have changed its migration timing with changes in sea ice, researchers said.

Arctic heatwave could break records this Christmas

Arctic heatwave could break records this Christmas

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave, a media report said on Saturday.

Barack Obama bans drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

US President Barack Obama has banned future oil and gas drilling in most of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, the latest move to cement his environmental legacy before he leaves office next month.

Effects of climate change and global warming on the Earth and its ecosystems

Effects of climate change and global warming on the Earth and its ecosystems

With 2015 ending in the nations of the world putting up a united front against climate change in Paris, the entire course of 2016 was all about making the world aware of its devastating effects, while also initiating their respective strategies to reduce carbon footprints.

Antarctic has barely changed in size in last 100 years, claim scientists

Antarctic has barely changed in size in last 100 years, claim scientists

According to estimates by climate scientists at the University of Reading in London, Antarctic has lost only 14 per cent summer sea ice since the early 1900s.

Sea ice in Arctic and Antarctic at record low, says report

Sea ice in Arctic and Antarctic at record low, says report

While record low sea ice is nothing new in the Arctic, this was a surprising turn of events for the Antarctic, the report said.

Arctic sea ice melt in September 2016 hits second lowest level on record!

Arctic sea ice melt in September 2016 hits second lowest level on record!

The scientists felt it was unlikely that this year's summertime sea ice minimum extent will set a new record, but, it seems that they've been proven wrong.

Polar bears losing life-sustaining sea ice: Study

Polar bears losing life-sustaining sea ice: Study

According to scientists, the Arctic is warming at nearly double the global rate as a result of climate change fuelled by mankind's burning of fossil fuels, a process that emits heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

Russian scientists trapped by polar bears receive emergency supplies

Russian scientists trapped by polar bears receive emergency supplies

A passing ship has delivered flares and dogs to the station to help fend off the beasts, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

Five Russian scientists beseiged by polar bears in Arctic; waiting for rescue!

Five Russian scientists beseiged by polar bears in Arctic; waiting for rescue!

Five Russian scientists have been trapped by polar bears at a weather station on the Troynoy island in the Kara Sea.

Haunting! World renowned pianist performs while floating in Arctic to save environment - Watch video

Haunting! World renowned pianist performs while floating in Arctic to save environment - Watch video

Italian composer ​Ludovico Einaudi performed an original composition, 'Elegy for the Arctic', while floating on a small platform in the Arctic Ocean.

Melting Greenland ice linked to faster Arctic warming: Study

Melting Greenland ice linked to faster Arctic warming: Study

A new study was conducted by a group of scientists which revealed that melting ice in Greenland is linked to faster warming of the Arctic compared to the rest of the Northern Hemisphere.

Climate change making the Arctic green, says NASA

Climate change making the Arctic green, says NASA

The northern reaches of North America are getting greener, said the study that provides the most detailed look yet at plant life across Alaska and Canada.  

Spectacular view of fjord and glacier from NASA's IceBridge - See pic!

Spectacular view of fjord and glacier from NASA's IceBridge - See pic!

This year marks IceBridge's eighth spring campaign of science flights over Arctic sea and land.