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Dahr Jamail interviewed by Derrick Jensen about US Navy’s Northern Edge

This interview was conducted by Derrick Jensen for his Resistance Radio series. Find options to listen to this interview, or any in the series, at the Resistance Radio archive. Dahr Jamail is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His work is currently focusing on Anthropogenic Climate Disruption. … Continue reading Dahr Jamail interviewed by Derrick Jensen about US Navy’s Northern Edge

What do we do when mass movements fail? #sHellNO #SaveTheArctic

Here in Seattle, we’ve been participating in and supporting the #sHellNO actions against the Arctic Drilling rig, Polar Pioneer, that has been parked at the Port of Seattle for weeks. As of yesterday morning, the rig is finally on the move, heading north on it’s way to the Arctic. Two dozen kayakers were detained and … Continue reading What do we do when mass movements fail? #sHellNO #SaveTheArctic

Video: Arctic Emergency: Scientists Speak

This film, by DGR member Max Wilbert, brings you the voices of climate scientists – in their own words. Rising temperatures in the Arctic are contributing the melting sea ice, thawing permafrost, and destabilization of a system that has been called “Earth’s Air Conditioner”. Global warming is here and is impacting weather patterns, natural systems, … Continue reading Video: Arctic Emergency: Scientists Speak

New study finds acidification of Arctic Ocean exceeding all projections

By University of South Florida Acidification of the Arctic Ocean is occurring faster than projected according to new findings published in the journal PLoS One. The increase in rate is being blamed on rapidly melting sea ice, a process that may have important consequences for health of the Arctic ecosystem. Ocean acidification is the process … Continue reading New study finds acidification of Arctic Ocean exceeding all projections

Ocean physicist projects collapse of summer sea ice in Arctic by 2016

By John Vidal / The Guardian One of the world’s leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years. In what he calls a “global disaster” now unfolding in northern latitudes as the sea area that freezes and melts each year shrinks to its lowest extent … Continue reading Ocean physicist projects collapse of summer sea ice in Arctic by 2016

Arctic sea ice levels days away from record low

By John Vidal / The Guardian Arctic sea ice is set to reach its lowest ever recorded extent as early as this weekend, in “dramatic changes” signalling that man-made global warming is having a major impact on the polar region. With the melt happening at an unprecedented rate of more than 100,000 sq km a … Continue reading Arctic sea ice levels days away from record low

Greenpeace shuts down 74 Shell stations in UK to protest Arctic drilling

By Laurie Tuffrey / The Guardian Greenpeace activists shut down 74 Shell petrol stations in Edinburgh and London in a protest against the company’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic that saw 24 campaigners arrested on Monday. The campaigners are attempting to shut off petrol to London’s 105 Shell stations and Edinburgh’s 14. … Continue reading Greenpeace shuts down 74 Shell stations in UK to protest Arctic drilling

Scientists raise estimate for methane releases after studying seeps in Arctic

By Sara Reardon / New Scientist Melting Arctic permafrost could put even more methane – a potent greenhouse gas – into the atmosphere than previously thought, with worrying implications for the pace of global warming. Many ice sheets that sit like caps over rock crevices trap natural seeps of methane; when they melt, the gas … Continue reading Scientists raise estimate for methane releases after studying seeps in Arctic

Methane hydrates melting due to climate change, releasing potent greenhouse gases

By Michael Marshall / NewScientist As Arctic sea ice breaks apart, massive amounts of methane could be released into the atmosphere from the cold waters beneath. High concentrations of the greenhouse gas have been recorded in the air above cracks in the ice. This could be evidence of yet another positive feedback on the warming … Continue reading Methane hydrates melting due to climate change, releasing potent greenhouse gases

Arctic ice melt may cause “bromine explosion,” depleting ozone and releasing mercury

By The State Column A new study conducted by NASA finds that Arctic ice is melting at a rate far faster than previously expected, increasing the rate of release of a number of deadly chemicals. The study, published and conducted by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, finds the oldest and thickest arctic sea ice is … Continue reading Arctic ice melt may cause “bromine explosion,” depleting ozone and releasing mercury