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Russia is to lose its permafrost, minister of natural resources warns

Russia is to lose its permafrost, minister of natural resources warns

Northern territories ‘will become arable farmland in 20-to-30 years’, and will have to adapt – fast. Thawing Arctic. Picture: Alexander Oboimov Siberian Times, 13 May, 2021   The phenomenon of permafrost – a several-metre-deep and hard frozen mix of soil, sand and ice, lying under cities, towns and vast unpopulated areas of Russian Arctic regions – is vanishing, Alexander Kozlov, Russian Minister of Natural Resources said. ‘Every such region understands what’s coming to it in 20, 30 years. It’ll stop…

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Igor Semiletov interviewed

Igor Semiletov interviewed

Sources of Arctic Methane | Igor Semiletov | Unseen footage of methane plumes from 2020 voyage | pt1 The whole series will also be published on https://climateseries.com and https://genn.cc This is part 1 in series of three posts on methane releases from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf recorded in 2021. This is the first in a miniseries discussing the ongoing work in the Russian Arctic talking to Dr Igor Semiletov, one of the lead scientists who has been studying the…

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NORTH POLE SEA ICE COVER BREAKING RECORD EARLY

NORTH POLE SEA ICE COVER BREAKING RECORD EARLY

This is from Facebook. I am afraid that when it comes to the Arctic I have had my eye off the ball. The entire main icepack on the Atlantic side shows heavy fracturing to within 300km of the North Pole, extraordinary at this early point in the melting season. The degree of mobility of sea ice is also very high. April 26 was a particularly clear day over the Atlantic side of the icepack. It looks like the fracturing of…

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Who needs climate change deniers?

Who needs climate change deniers?

I think I have found a good fellow traveller for those who think that melting of the Arctic ice is a myth and we are headed into an Ice Age. The difference is that the Ice Age folk are merely ignorant. Kathryn Hansen IS NOT.   After Arctic Sea Ice Cover set a new record low in 2020, NASA claims ‘no records set in 2020-21’ Graph from JAXA: https://ads.nipr.ac.jp/vishop/data/SeaIceExtentGraph/graph/image/SIE_annual_n.png NASA’s Kathryn Hansen at NASA Earth Observatory yesterday wrote an article for SciTechDaily,…

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Looking at the Arctic Sea Ice Maximum, Methane & Climate Roundup with Margo (April 4, 2021)

Looking at the Arctic Sea Ice Maximum, Methane & Climate Roundup with Margo (April 4, 2021)

  Margo reviews methane data from CAMS for Friday, 4/2/21 & NOAA for Saturday, 4/4/21. She also shows the current state of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice and looks at Climate Reanalyzer and recent earthquakes. Margo also shares two recent articles regarding the Arctic.    

Methane, Sea Ice & Climate Update with Margo (Mar. 28, 2021)

Methane, Sea Ice & Climate Update with Margo (Mar. 28, 2021)

Margo reviews methane data from CAMS & NOAA for Saturday, 3/27/21. She also shows the current state of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice and looks at Climate Reanalyzer and recent earthquakes. Margo also shares a recent article telling of three Russian nuclear submarines running military drills in the Arctic 5.1 M Earthquake in the Beaufort Sea This is right in the middle of the thickest sea ice  

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