Arctic – Did You Know…

Eureka Sound on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic is seen in a NASA Operation IceBridge survey picture taken March 25, 2014. IceBridge is a six-year NASA airborne mission which will provide a yearly, multi-instrument look at the behavior of the Greenland and Antarctic ice, according to NASA.  Picture taken March 25, 2014.   REUTERS/NASA/Michael Studinger/Handout  (CANADA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT)  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR3KGVN

… That the arctic is now expected to be ice free by 2040? That is not that far away anymore and rather scary. It’s time to wake up…

The last piece of summer sea-ice in the Arctic is expected to melt away in just 23 years, three decades earlier than previously expected. Read more here…

Share Your World – April 17th, 2017

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Every week Cee poses some interesting questions for us to answer. I not only find it a great way to learn some more about bloggers out there but also find that it reveals a lot about ourselves while trying to answer them. Maybe it’s just because I try to actually make a lot out of every question and not give you the quickest and easiest answer. So I thought I change it around a little bit today and give you the quick answer first and then go into details afterwards.

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Guest Post—Collision of Science and Belief

Emma is one of my regular guest bloggers. I feel really thrilled about the possibility to post one educating post of this great blogger once a month over the next couple of months. Thank you so much, Emma, for sharing these great posts with us! If you would like to check out the previous guest posts, this amazing blogger wrote for me, head over here.

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Guest Post – Waves: The Unconsidered Element of Climate Change

Emma is one of my regular guest bloggers. I feel really thrilled about the possibility to post one educating post of this great blogger once a month over the next couple of months. Thank you so much, Emma, for sharing these great posts with us! If you would like to check out the previous guest posts, this amazing blogger wrote for me, head over here.

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Wave activity has been unexpectedly rough up north in the Arctic, an area whose abundant ice flows usually keep the water nice and smooth for sailing. In fact, the waves have been so huge that the captain of the vessel Norseman II could not safely sail against them. Scientists think that the waves might answer the question of why the Arctic ice is vanishing so fast. Even the most extreme models of climate change do not predict the sheer speed at which the ice has been breaking up and melting.

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