- Arctic at risk from global warming. Ajotts, Tosch // Earth Island Journal;Spring91, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p12
Describes the expected impact of global warming on the Arctic ecosystems. Includes the reduction of thickness and extent of Arctic sea ice; Loss of habitat for arctic cod, seals, walrus and polar bears; Dramatic growth of Siberian and North American rivers.
- Report Card for Arctic Region Points to Big Transformations. // GEOWorld;Jan2012, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p6
The article focuses on the report "Arctic Report Card" released by a group of scientists across the world in 2011 which documents the climatic transformations and conditions in the Arctic Region which is characterized by warmer temperatures, a changed ocean chemistry, and less sea ice and snow.
- IS THE ARCTIC CARBON BOMB ABOUT TO GO OFF? BERGER, JOHN J. // USA Today Magazine;Jul2015, Vol. 144 Issue 2842, p56
The article warns about the potential implications of uncontrolled permafrost melting and release of carbon from the Arctic for the global climate system and the environment. Topics discussed are the rise of global temperatures or global warming and its risks for the oceans, the effects of...
- Malaysia closes diving spots. // Asian Pacific Post;7/29/2010, p16
The article reports that diving spots and marine parks in Malaysia will be closed to save corals affected by global warming.
- Ecosystem responses to climate change at a Low Arctic and a High Arctic long-term research site. Hobbie, John; Shaver, Gaius; Rastetter, Edward; Cherry, Jessica; Goetz, Scott; Guay, Kevin; Gould, William; Kling, George // AMBIO - A Journal of the Human Environment;Feb2017 Supplement, Vol. 46, p160
Long-term measurements of ecological effects of warming are often not statistically significant because of annual variability or signal noise. These are reduced in indicators that filter or reduce the noise around the signal and allow effects of climate warming to emerge. In this way, certain...
- Polar temperature at 400-year highs. Spotts, Peter N. // Christian Science Monitor;11/14/97, Vol. 89 Issue 245, p1
States that a team of United States and Canadian researchers claims to have discovered strong evidence that human activity has contributed to global warming. Their history of Arctic climate from the 1500s until the late 1990s; Comments from Jonathan Overpeck, head of the research team; The...
- Arctic Warming is not Greenhouse Warming. Arrak, Arno // Energy & Environment;2011, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p1069
After two thousand years of slow cooling Arctic, warming suddenly began more than a century ago. It has continued, with a break in the middle, until this day. The rapid start of this warming rules out the greenhouse effect as its cause. Apparently the time scale of the accumulation of CO2 in the...
- Seasonal Variation in Gross Ecosystem Production, Plant Biomass, and Carbon and Nitrogen Pools in Five High Arctic Vegetation Types. Arndal, M. F.; Illeris, L.; Michelsen, A.; Albert, K.; Tamstorf, M.; Hansen, B. U. // Arctic, Antarctic & Alpine Research;May2009, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p164
The Arctic is extremely vulnerable to projected climate change, and global warming may result in major community reorganizations. The aim of this study was a thorough investigation of plant biomass production throughout an entire growing season in five different high arctic vegetation types:...
- POLAR PERIL. // Weekly Reader News - Senior;2/10/2006, Vol. 84 Issue 18, p4
The article focuses on the impact of global warming. In the Arctic, the warmer temperatures are causing the polar ice caps where polar bears and other Arctic animals live to disappear. Southern Africa has suffered massive drought in 2005. As temperatures continue to rise, droughts and floods may...