Arctic Sea Ice

Biking to Save the Arctic With Greenpeace

Farrah Khan | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Impact
Farrah Khan

This time last year, the world watched as the Arctic melt hit a record low and more ice disappeared than ever before. On September 15 Greenpeace has called for an international day of action to bring together the millions of people who have spoken up to protect the Arctic. Large-scale, family friendly bike rides -- we call them Ice Rides -- are being organized across the globe.

Does Selling off Our Resources Make Us an Energy Superpower?

David Suzuki | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

The future of energy in Canada will determine the fate of our society. It must be widely discussed, nationally as well as provincially, beyond the boundaries of politics and economics. This is about the type of country we will leave to our children and grandchildren.

Record Sea Ice Loss Causing Big Changes: Study

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada

Last year's record loss of Arctic sea ice is already causing big changes for plants and animals that scientists are just starting to understand, accor...

The Baffling Response to Arctic Climate Change Impacts

David Suzuki | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

With all we know about climate change and what's happening in the Arctic, you'd think our leaders would be marshalling resources to at least slow it down. Instead, industry and governments are eyeing new opportunities to mine Arctic fossil fuels.

Dear Earth, Sorry About the 25 Years of Broken Promises

David Suzuki | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

In 1988, the environment was a top public concern, scientists spoke out and politicians said the right things. Global warming was a pressing and present issue. Now, 25 years later, carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise, and we're already seeing the consequences -- more extreme weather events, melting glaciers and Arctic ice, rising sea levels, reduced water flows in rivers and climate-related illness and death, among others. The sooner we act, the easier it will be to overcome these difficult challenges. Every year that we stall makes it more costly and challenging, with increasing negative impacts.

The Latest Proof of Global Warming? Adios Summer Sea Ice

Andrew Weaver | Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew Weaver

During this past week Arctic sea ice retreated to all-time lows, shattering the previous record set in 2007 by an area roughly the size of (ironically) Alberta. This past week, the much-anticipated new and improved federal regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired electricity plants leaked out. To no one's surprise, they are significantly weakened from what we had been told to expect.

A Wet and Worrisome Wake-Up Call From the Arctic

David Suzuki | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Arctic sea ice has already melted to a record low this year. And summer's not over yet. Ice is thinning at a rate 50 per cent faster than scientists predicted, mainly because of global warming, and summer Arctic ice could soon disappear altogether. But companies largely responsible for the climate disaster are scrambling to get as much profit from the situation as they can. But the more we stall, the worse it will get.

An Ice-Free Arctic Ocean?

CBC | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada

The amount of sea ice in the Arctic is at an all-time low, suggesting that climate change is leading to a dramatic shift in the north, according to a ...

Making the World a Better Place... One Polar Bear at a Time

Sarah Kelsey | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada
Sarah Kelsey

I cried when I saw a polar bear struggling to find a patch of ice to hunt seal on -- this year the ice is forming three weeks later than it should be because of global warming; you could tell the bear was hungry and confused by the fact his natural habitat was dissolving around him.

Arctic Ice Declined More In 50 Years Than Over The Last 1,450

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada

Research published in a top scientific journal says Arctic sea ice has declined more in the last half-century than it has any time over the last 1,450...