VIDEO CREDIT: NOAA Since the 1980s, the amount of perennial ice in the Arctic has declined. This animation tracks the relative amount of ice of different ages from 1987 through early November 2015. The oldest ice is white; the youngest (seasonal) ice is dark blue. Key patterns are the export of ice from the Arctic through Fram Strait and the melting of old ice as it passes through the warm waters of the Beaufort Sea. In 1985, 20% of the Arctic ice pack was very old ice, but in March 2015, old ice only constituted 3% of the ice pack. Animation by NOAA Climate.gov team, based on research data provided by Mark Tschudi, CCAR, University of Colorado. Sea ice age is estimated by tracking of ice parcels using satellite imagery and drifting ocean buoys. References: Charctic Interactive Sea Ice Graph. National Snow and Ice Data Center. Accessed December 9, 2015. Perovich, D., W. Meier, M. Tschudi, S. Farrell, S. Gerland, and S. Hendricks. (2015). Chapter 4: Sea Ice. In Jeffries, M.O., Richter-Menge, J., Overland, J.E. (2015) Arctic Report Card: Update for 2015.
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Developed by Aker Arctic, the icebreaking rescue vessel Baltika is the first ship ever built with an asymmetric hull that allows her to break ice not only ahead and astern, but also sideways. In this way, the relatively small oblique icebreaker is capable of opening a wide channel in ice. Completed in 2014, the new icebreaker was scheduled to undergo full scale ice trials this winter in order to confirm the vessel´s performance. Baltika departed from Murmansk on 20 March 2015 with the Aker Arctic team on board and sailed around the northern tip of Novaya Zemlya and across the Kara Sea to the Gulf of Ob, close to the Sabetta terminal area, to carry out the ice trials. The testing program consisted of performance tests in two distinct ice thicknesses in ahead and astern directions as well as in the oblique mode. Various operational tests were also carried out in order to determine the maneuverability and operational capability of the vessel. The thickness and strength of the ice was measured in the areas where tests were carried out. An automatic measurement system was set up to record ice loads on the ship’s hull through the whole three-week voyage which concluded in Murmansk on 10 April 2015. Although the ice conditions in the area were on the upper end of the vessel’s designed icebreaking capability and the ice in the Gulf of Ob was considerably stronger than typical sea ice, Baltika exceeded expectations and the required performance targets were passed with a clear margin. The vessel could break 1.2-metre level ice in continuous motion when proceeding bow first and could achieve a speed exceeding 3 knots in astern direction. The oblique mode, which had never been tested before in real life, also worked extremely well and the vessel fulfilled all the design requirements. During operational tests, Baltika also demonstrated excellent maneuverability and rubble clearing capability in the port of Sabetta as well as ability to penetrate heavy compressive ice ridges in the Kara Sea without ramming. According to Project Manager Mika Hovilainen who was on board the vessel during the ice trials, “Baltika’s voyage to the Gulf of Ob proves the exceptional operational capability of the oblique icebreaker concept in very difficult ice conditions. The vessel could operate in ice conditions that exceeded the design criteria used as the basis of the vessel concept. Baltika could carry out the same operations as conventional icebreakers with just half of the propulsion power as well as perform maneuvers which are not possible for any other vessel currently in service.” Baltika (IMO number 9649237) was built by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (Helsinki, Finland) in co-operation with Shipyard Yantar JSC (Kaliningrad, Russia) based on Aker Arctic’s oblique icebreaker design , Aker ARC 100. The vessel is 76.4 metres long and has a beam of 20.5 metres, and has a diesel-electric power plant consisting of three Wärtsilä 9L26 generating sets with a combined output of 9 MW. Baltika is propelled by three 2.5 MW Steerprop azimuth thrusters, two in the stern and one in the bow of the vessel. The dynamic positioning system, which also includes the oblique icebreaking mode, has been developed by Navis Engineering. The vessel is classified by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and its ice class is Icebreaker6. In addition to icebreaking duties, the vessel is also fitted with a built-in oil recovery system. Baltika is owned by the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport of Russia (Rosmorrechflot) and operated by the Russian Marine Emergency Rescue Service (FGI Gosmorspassluzhba). * * * Music by zero-project (www.zero-project.gr); used under Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 3.0 Unported License.
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(Published time: 30 Nov, 2015 16:56) Stunning video taken from a bird’s eye view by photographer Peter Cox shows icebergs and ice sheets rapidly melting in the Arctic. A recent report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Program said that global warming has been responsible for the melting ice around the North Pole. VIDEO Drone menangkap tahap Laut Artik ais CAIR Video yang telah dirakam dari pandangan mata burung oleh jurugambar Peter Cox menunjukkan bongkah ais dan lapisan ais cepat cair di Artik. Satu laporan baru-baru ini yang dijalankan oleh Program Alam Sekitar Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu berkata bahawa pemanasan global telah bertanggungjawab untuk ais lebur cair sekitar Kutub Utara.
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"Sea ice" is frozen seawater. Because ice is less dense than water, it floats on the ocean's surface . Sea ice covers about 7% of the Earth’s surface and about 12% of the world’s oceans. In the North, it is found in the Arctic Ocean, in areas just below it and in other cold oceans, seas and gulfs; in the Antarctic, it occurs in various areas around Antarctica . Much of the world's sea ice is enclosed within the polar ice packs in the Earth's polar regions: the Arctic ice pack of the Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic ice pack of the Southern Ocean. Polar packs undergo a significant yearly cycling in surface extent , a natural process upon which depends the Arctic ecology, including the ocean's ecosystems. Due to the action of winds, currents and temperature fluctuations, sea ice is very dynamic, leading to a wide variety of ice types and features. Sea ice may be contrasted with icebergs, which are chunks of ice shelves or glaciers that calve into the ocean. Depending on location, sea ice expanses may also incorporate icebergs. Sea ice does not simply grow and melt. During its lifespan, it is very dynamic. Due to the combined action of winds, currents and air temperature fluctuations, sea ice expanses typically undergo a significant amount of deformation. Sea ice is classified according to whether or not it is able to drift, and according to its age. Sea ice can be classified according to whether or not it is attached to the shoreline . If attached, it is called landfast ice, or more often, fast ice . Alternatively, and unlike fast ice, drift ice occurs further offshore in very wide areas, and encompasses ice that is free to move with currents and winds. The physical boundary between fast ice and drift ice is the "fast ice boundary". The drift ice zone may be further divided into a "shear zone", a "marginal ice zone" and a "central pack". Drift ice consists of "floes", individual pieces of sea ice 20 m or more across. There are names for various floe sizes: "small" – 20 m to 100 m; "medium" – 100 m to 500 m; "big" – 500 m to 2000 m; "vast" – 2 km to 10 km; and "giant" – more than 10 km. The term "pack ice" is used either as a synonym to "drift ice", or to designate drift ice zone in which the floes are densely packed. The overall sea ice cover is termed the "ice canopy" . Wiz Science™ is "the" learning channel for children and all ages. SUBSCRIBE TODAY Disclaimer: This video is for your information only. The author or publisher does not guarantee the accuracy of the content presented in this video. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Background Music: "The Place Inside" by Silent Partner (royalty-free) from YouTube Audio Library. This video uses material/images from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea+ice, which is released under Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ . This video is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ . To reuse/adapt the content in your own work, you must comply with the license terms.
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Recently presented research has found that ice drift in Alaska is causing bears to walk more to remain in their habitat and hunting ground which causes them to burn more calories but makes it more difficult for them to capture prey. Warming temperatures in the Arctic are requiring polar bears to put more effort into sustaining themselves. Research led by the Alaska Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS, has found that that animals are having to expend more energy to remain in the same hunting area because the melted ice below them is drifting. The primary researcher, David Douglas, compared this to being on a treadmill; if they were to stay put on the floating area, he says, they would “end up in Russia.” One of the problems that the bears face as a result is that they are burning more calories and would need to consume one to four additional seals per year to compensate. Douglas adds, "Now, you might think that's not a tremendous amount, but… their habitat to hunt seals is shrinking. So, it's kind of a double whammy.” The melting sea ice has also prompted some polar bears onto land to find food like whale carcasses which has led to conflict with the grizzly population. And though the grizzlies are typically much smaller in size, their aggressive nature tends to scare the others away.
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Arctic sea ice has reached its peak winter extent for the year, and it’s the lowest winter maximum on record. OSLO — Arctic sea ice has set a new winter record by freezing to the smallest maximum extent in satellite records dating back to 1979 in new evidence of long-term climate change, U.S. data showed on Thursday. The ice floating on the Arctic Ocean around the North Pole reached a maximum extent of 5.61 million square miles on Feb. 25 — an area slightly bigger than Canada — and is now expected to shrink with the spring thaw. “This year’s maximum ice extent was the lowest in the satellite record, with below-average ice conditions everywhere except in the Labrador Sea and Davis Strait,” the National Snow and Ice Data Center said in a statement. It said that a late season surge in ice was still possible because of big natural variations. The previous lowest maximum was set in 2011. The ice usually reaches its annual maximum in March and, with the return of the sun to the Arctic after months of winter darkness, shrinks to its smallest in summertime in September. The U.N. panel of climate scientists links the long-term shrinkage of the ice to climate change and says that Arctic summertime ice could vanish in the second half of the century. The thaw is affecting indigenous lifestyles in the Arctic and making the region more accessible for oil and gas exploration, mining, shipping and tourism. Scientists say Arctic sea ice just set a disturbing new record Two weeks ago, we noted here that the Arctic was on the verge of a scary new record — an unprecedented “lowest winter maximum” for sea ice extent. What that would mean is that during the season of the year when there is the most ice covering the seas of the Arctic, the peak extent of that ice was nonetheless smaller than in any year – at least since satellite measurements began in the late 1970s. And now, the Boulder-based National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), which tracks sea ice, has indeed announced that the peak winter Arctic sea ice extent “likely” occurred Feb. 25, and that this maximum “not only occurred early; it is also the lowest in the satellite record.” However, the agency does include several caveats. That includes not only the word “likely,” but also the observation that “a late season surge in ice growth is still possible.” The loss of sea ice around the Arctic has a vast number of consequences. They range from climatic — exposing more dark ocean water, which absorbs more solar radiation than ice does, leading to further warming — to social and cultural: Undermining the subsistence hunting techniques that Alaskan native villages have pursued atop the ice for generations. New record low for extent of Arctic sea ice The extent of Arctic sea ice has set a new record low. The U.S.-based National Snow and Ice Data Center says the ice appears to have reached its maximum spread for the winter. It says this year’s ice is about seven per cent below the 30-year average. Federal ice researchers say this year’s maximum Arctic sea ice extent, reached Feb. 25, is the lowest on record during the satellite era, about 50,000 square miles smaller than the previous record set in 2011. While a shift in wind patterns could result in some additional growth, it’s unlikely the sea ice will expand past the extent reached on that date. The maximum sea ice extent reached 5.61 million square miles, with below-average ice conditions everywhere except in the Labrador Sea and Davis Strait, according to the latest update from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Read the full NSIDC post here. Tracking the ice cover by satellite, the NSIDC reported that total growth for the winter season was slower than last winter, when there was record growth of sea ice at times. But in February 2015, a north-south looping jet stream brought warm air to the Pacific side of the Arctic and up from Iceland toward the the Barents and Kara seas. As a result, temperatures throughout the eastern Arctic at about 3,000 feet altitude were several degrees Celsius above average, with temperatures as much as 8 to 10 degrees Celsius (14 to 18 degrees Fahrenheit) above average in the Barents Sea between Svalbard and Franz Josef Land. MARCH 2015 FOOTAGE
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* Subscribe for more Scientific & Technological Videos * Like & Share * go to our website http://www.advexon.com * Share your ideas and comment Almost three miles of ice buries most of Antarctica, cloaking a continent half again as large as the United States. But when an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Manhattan collapsed in less than a month in 2002, it shocked scientists and raised the alarming possibility that Antarctica may be headed for a meltdown. Even a 10 percent loss of Antarctica's ice would cause catastrophic flooding of coastal cities unlike any seen before in human history. What are the chances of a widespread melt? "Secrets Beneath the Ice" explores whether Antarctica's climate past can offer clues to what may happen. NOVA follows a state-of-the-art expedition that is drilling three-quarters of a mile into the Antarctic seafloor. The drill is recovering rock cores that reveal intimate details of climate and fauna from a time in the distant past when the Earth was just a few degrees warmer than it is today. As researchers grapple with the harshest conditions on the planet, they discover astonishing new clues about Antarctica's past—clues that carry ominous implications for coastal cities around the globe. documentary 2018, documentary music, documentary space, documentary song, documentary war, documentary crime, documentary channel, documentary ww2, documentary science, documentary hd, documentary, documentary now, documentary about, documentary ancient, documentary aliens, documentary animal, documentary america, documentary art, documentary about god, documentary amazon, documentary about love, documentary ai, a documentary film, a documentary about depression, a documentary about life, a documentary story of the buddha's life, a documentary of prostitution area in bangladesh, a documentary about space, a documentary about the important things, a documentary about canada, a documentary on school dress code, a documentary about animals, documentary bbc, documentary best, documentary bible, documentary bigfoot, documentary brain, documentary business, documentary bangla, documentary babies, documentary brazil, documentary birds, max b documentary, proxima b documentary, r&b documentary, group b documentary, doe b documentary, lil b documentary, mel b documentary, plan b documentary, bun b documentary, b.o.b documentary, documentary china, documentary cars, documentary columbine, documentary cia, documentary children, documentary cold war, documentary culture, documentary cats, documentary comedy, pimp c documentary, andy c documentary, b b c documentary, vitamin c documentary, hep c documentary, d.o.c documentary, hepatitis c documentary, lady c documentary, paul c documentary, washington d.c documentary, documentary death, documentary demons, documentary disaster, documentary dubai, documentary disease, documentary dreams, documentary discovery, documentary dw, documentary documentary, documentary dmt, tenacious d documentary, heavy d documentary, vitamin d documentary, keefe d documentary, initial d documentary, winky d documentary, chuck d documentary, stevie hyper d documentary, lavish d documentary, 1st sfod-d documentary, documentary earth, documentary egypt, documentary economy, documentary eminem, documentary evil, documentary editing, documentary ethiopia, documentary el chapo, documentary english, documentary elon musk, e documentary series boulevard of broken dreams, e documentary selena gomez, eazy e documentary, a&e documentary full episodes, eazy e documentary 2015, jonbenet a&e documentary, poi e documentary, a&e documentary serial killers, maersk triple e documentary, formula e documentary, documentary food, documentary for kids, documentary films, documentary future, documentary fbi, documentary fish, documentary funny, documentary fast, documentary fat, documentary fashion, b.m.f documentary, terminal f documentary, christiane f documentary, f 35 documentary, f 22 raptor documentary, f-14 tomcat documentary, f-16 documentary, f 15 documentary, f scott fitzgerald documentary, f 18 documentary, documentary gangs, documentary ghost, documentary god, documentary gay, documentary guns, documentary gangland, documentary government, documentary greece, documentary giants, documentary gucci, king lil g documentary, warren g documentary, triple g documentary, b.g documentary, kap g documentary, becky g documentary, kenny g documentary, p&g documentary, tom g documentary, ali g documentary, documentary hindi,
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Stratfor Military Analyst Sim Tack analyzes a series of satellite images that show the construction of Russian military bases in the Arctic. About Stratfor: Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. For individual and enterprise subscriptions to Stratfor Worldview, our online publication, visit us at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/ And make sure to connect with Stratfor on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratfor/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stra... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/stratfor Learn more about Stratfor here: https://www.Stratfor.com Get the latest company news here: https://marcom.stratfor.com/horizons Or review and purchase our longform reports on geopolitics here: https://marcom.stratfor.com/horizons And listen to the Stratfor podcast for free here: iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/s... Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/strat... Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Libsyn - http://stratfor.libsyn.com/ To subscribe to Stratfor Worldview, click here: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribe Join Stratfor Worldview to cut through the noise and make sense of an increasingly complicated world. Membership to Stratfor Worldview includes: Unrestricted access to Stratfor Worldview's latest insights, podcasts, videos, and more. Members-only community forums. My Collections - your personal library of Stratfor insights saved for later reading. Discounts to our long-form reports on the Stratfor Store.
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Ice in Hudson Bay this year extending into late August was so thick that emergency delivery by ice breaker to coastal communities by Canadian Coast Guard was activated. http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/Icebreaking/Ice-Navigation-Canadian-Waters/Ice-Climatology-and-Environmental-Conditions http://www.ianchadwick.com/hudson/hudson_04.htm https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/hudson-bay-sea-ice-extent-4th-highest-on-record/ http://www.natice.noaa.gov/pub/ims/ims_gif/DATA/cursnow_alaska.gif http://lenbilen.com/2015/07/22/global-warming-ice-breaker-rerouted-to-hudson-bay-to-assist-commercial-ships-rather-than-doing-research-on-global-warming-a-limerick/ https://sunriseswansong.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/arctic-sea-ice-not-all-its-cracked-up-to-be/ http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g02135_seaice_index/#daily_format http://polarbearscience.com/ http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-pledges-faster-action-on-new-icebreakers-to-keep-up-in-arctic/2015/09/01/14f655de-5075-11e5-933e-7d06c647a395_story.html http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/?id=1399580648022 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baffin_Island http://nunavuttourism.com/about-nunavut/weather-climate http://www.livescience.com/23163-glaciers-respond-quickly-climate-change.html https://glacierchange.wordpress.com/tag/baffin-island-glacier-retreat/ http://www.science.gov/topicpages/b/baffin+island+fig.html http://www.researchgate.net/publication/229291738_Multi-decadal_marine_and_land-terminating_glacier_retreat_in_Ammassalik_region_Southeast_Greenland http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1657/1523-0430(05-123)%5BDOWDESWELL%5D2.0.CO%3B2 http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arctic64-3-371.pdf http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386j/iceshelves/iceshelves-hires.pdf http://iceagenow.info/?s=nunavut http://iceagenow.info/?s=hudson+bay http://www.worldlibrary.org/article/whebn0021303666/list%20of%20glaciers%20in%20canada https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_glaciers_in_Canada#Nunavut http://www.theweathernetwork.com/forecasts/statistics/precipitation/cl2400800/canu0025 http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/56000/56351/Baffin.A2001187.1620.1km.jpg http://iceagenow.info/2014/06/summer-fun-snowfall-warning-clyde-river-nunavut/ https://sunshinehours.wordpress.com/?s=Nunavut http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/ice-conditions-hold-up-resupply-of-iqaluit-east-hudson-bay-1.3161723 http://lenbilen.com/2015/07/22/global-warming-ice-breaker-rerouted-to-hudson-bay-to-assist-commercial-ships-rather-than-doing-research-on-global-warming-a-limerick/ http://iceweb1.cis.ec.gc.ca/Prod/page3.xhtml http://polarbearscience.com/2015/07/14/its-the-middle-of-july-do-researchers-know-where-their-hudson-bay-polar-bears-are/ http://polarbearscience.com/2015/07/01/hudson-bay-breakup-later-than-average-longer-hunting-season-for-polar-bears/ http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/03/21/another-polar-bears-are-in-trouble-story-yawwwn/ http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/old_icecover.uk.php Great Lakes videos http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/compare_years/compare_years_m.html http://www.coastwatch.msu.edu/ http://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/ecosystems/great-lakes.html http://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/ecosystems/great-lakes.html#fragment-2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurentide_ice_sheet http://www.kimmirut.ca/
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Scenes from Andy Revkin's 2003 visit to a science camp studying the shifting, drifting sea ice around the North Pole. More in Andrew Revkin's award-winning book on the once and future Arctic: "The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World" http://us.macmillan.com/books/9780753459935 Excerpt: http://www.nytimes.com/ref/learning/newssummaries/northpolech1.html And on his New York Times blog, Dot Earth: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/?s=%22north+pole%22+%22sea+ice%22+observatory The research project: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/
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Animation by Arctic Portal Team (http://arcticportal.org), based on research data provided by Mark Tschudi, CCAR, University of Colorado. http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0611-sea-ice-age/ The animation highlights the scarcity of ancient ice for over 20 years.
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SUBSCRIBE to the OFFICIAL BBC YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2IXqEIn LAUNCH BBC iPlayer to access Live TV and Box Sets: https://bbc.in/2J18jYJ Programme website: http://bbc.in/1iD3ju5 As the sea ice begins to break up in Summer, a polar bear ingeniously uses the drift ice to sneak up on a seal.
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Documentaries, Documentary, Nature, National Geographic - Under the Antarctic Ice - Nature Documentary . Nature Documentary. National Geographic, Documentary, Nature, documentary nature, documentary national geographic, nature documentary, nation nature, nature geographic. national geographic documentaries, documentaries national geographic, documentaries films, documentaries hd, nature documentaries. watch documentary, watch documentary films. [nature documentary] Watch more documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgOlZVG2RZs&list=PLTEq-I2WHEVgLvnFhFdBs43-rlm6uCGN- The Antarctic ice sheet is one of the two polar ice caps of the Earth. [nature documentary] It covers about 98% of the Antarctic continent and is the largest single mass of ice on Earth. It covers an area of almost 14 million square km (5.4 million sq. miles) and contains 26.5 million cubic km of ice (6.36 million cubic miles). That is, approximately 61 percent of all fresh water on the Earth is held in the Antarctic ice sheet, an amount equivalent to about 70 m of water in the world's oceans. In East Antarctica, the ice sheet rests on a major land mass, but in West Antarctica the bed can extend to more than 2,500 m below sea level. Much of the land in this area would be seabed if the ice sheet were not there. [nature documentary] National Geographic - Under the Antarctic Ice - Nature Documentary. Documentary National Geographic, National Geographic Documentary, Documentary Films, Documentaries. national geographic documentaries, documentaries national geographic, documentaries films, documentaries hd, nature documentaries. In contrast to the melting of the Arctic sea ice, sea ice around Antarctica has expanded in recent years. The reasons for this are not fully understood, but suggestions include the climatic effects on ocean and atmospheric circulation of the ozone hole, and/or cooler ocean surface temperatures as the warming deep waters melt the ice shelves. [nature documentary] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HhD2-OO_js Keywork Channel: Nature Documentary, National Geographic, Documentary, Nature, documentary nature, documentary national geographic, nature documentary, nation nature, nature geographic. national geographic documentaries, documentaries national geographic, documentaries films, documentaries hd, nature documentaries, documen, document, docu, doc, documenta, documentar, documentari, documetarie, documentaries. [nature documentary] --------------------------- The Universe (Wikipedia) The Universe is all of time and space and its contents. The Universe includes planets, stars, galaxies, the contents of intergalactic space, the smallest subatomic particles, and all matter and energy. The observable universe is about 28 billion parsecs (91 billion light-years) in diameter at the present time. The size of the whole Universe is not known and may be infinite. Observations and the development of physical theories have led to inferences about the composition and evolution of the Universe. Throughout recorded history, cosmologies and cosmogonies, including scientific models, have been proposed to explain observations of the Universe. The earliest quantitative geocentric models were developed by ancient Greek philosophers and Indian philosophers. Over the centuries, more precise astronomical observations led to Nicolaus Copernicus's heliocentric model of the Solar System and Johannes Kepler's improvement on that model with elliptical orbits, which was eventually explained by Isaac Newton's theory of gravity. Further observational improvements led to the realization that the Solar System is located in a galaxy composed of billions of stars, the Milky Way. It was subsequently discovered that our galaxy is just one of many. On the largest scales, it is assumed that the distribution of galaxies is uniform and the same in all directions, meaning that the Universe has neither an edge nor a center. Observations of the distribution of these galaxies and their spectral lines have led to many of the theories of modern physical cosmology. The discovery in the early 20th century that galaxies are systematically redshifted suggested that the Universe is expanding, and the discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation suggested that the Universe had a beginning.Finally, observations in the late 1990s indicated the rate of the expansion of the Universe is increasing indicating that the majority of energy is most likely in an unknown form called dark energy. The majority of mass in the universe also appears to exist in an unknown form, called dark matter. [nature documentary] ----------------------------- Note: Video not belong me. All rights belongs to respective owners and creator!
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Russia has inaugurated the North Pole-2015, a new scientific drifting station designed to maintain the presence of Russian researchers in the Arctic Ocean for months. The start of work for some 20 researchers onboard the drifting ice block signals the arrival of Russian scientific research in the region again. Russia has had floating research stations in the Arctic since 1937. The last station in the High North, North Pole-40, had to be evacuated in May 2013 because the ice floe started to break apart. Many high level VIPs participated in the opening ceremony, including Russia’s Vice-Premier in charge of the defense industry, Dmitry Rogozin, who also heads the state commission for Arctic development, Minister of Economic Development Aleksey Ulyukayev and Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy. http://rt.com/news/250969-russian-arctic-station-research/
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As international interest in the Arctic grows, Russia is resuming development of Franz Josef Land, its polar territory situated only 900 km from the North Pole. RT Doc takes a look at the lives of the people laying the foundations for a new town here, while living next door to a group of curious polar bears. Franz Josef Land is the northernmost part of Russia. Included in the "Russian Arctic National Park", it boasts incredible wildlife - with walruses, whales, seals, and polar bears in abundance. The archipelago’s climate is severe, with temperatures falling as low as -52°C. Thick mists and strong winds are common all year round. In winter, the polar night lasts for 128 days, while in summer the sun doesn't set for 20 weeks. Those working here say there is no real colour in the Arctic - just different shades of white. Yet, the rough, monochrome glory and serenity of this remote place are captivating. Recently, international interest in developing the Arctic has increased. Russia used to have meteorological stations in the Far North, however they were abandoned in recent years. Now, the country is resuming its work in the Arctic. As a first step, it’s creating a military settlement on the Franz Josef Land archipelago. Soon, there will be a new town with a modern airport and all necessary facilities. A new 3 km landing strip will operate all year round. Together with the construction, Russian workers have launched a programme to clean up the Arctic, removing waste and litter left by previous inhabitants. Working in the Arctic is highly dangerous. Apart from the test to their immune systems posed by the harsh climate, Arctic crew members are menaced by local wildlife, and some have become victims of treacherous cracks in the ice. Polar bears, curious of their new neighbours, surround their settlement. While many simply want a tasty treat, others wait for a convenient moment to attack, as humans are easy prey for them. However, despite the risks associated with their work, crew members keep coming back. They say you get hooked on this place. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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'3D Cryosat' tracks Arctic winter sea ice - 18.04.2015 Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals. Europe's Cryosat spacecraft routinely monitors the thickness of floes in the far north. The thinnest winter ice it has ever seen was in 2013. This February, in contrast, the Arctic floes were about 25cm (17%) thicker on average. The long-term trend is, however, still downwards, the Cryosat team cautions. "Year to year, the numbers will jump about, and it just so happens that we've seen relatively high levels of Arctic sea ice thickness and volume in recent years," said Rachel Tilling from the UK's Nerc Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM)."But sea ice volume is definitely the number people should watch, because it is the most reliable measure of how much ice is left. It's also what we need to understand the processes that have caused the Arctic climate to change which, in turn, will help us to build more accurate models of what may happen to sea ice in the future," the University College London researcher told BBC News.
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The research vessel Lance was frozen into the Arctic ice pack in the midst of the polar night in January 2015, under the auspices of Norwegian Polar Institute led project N-ICE2015 to study the effects and feedbacks of the thinning of Arctic sea ice. For 6 months the ship will serve as platform for about a hundred scientists from more than ten nations studying the interaction of the atmosphere, ice, ocean and marine ecosystem, to help us understand future changes better.
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Chinese sailor Guo Chuan will lead an international crew in an attempt to sail across the northeast sea route of the Arctic Ocean from the northwest Russian port city of Murmansk on Thursday, as was announced at a press conference on Tuesday. The voyage, in which the crew will sail aboard the trimaran named Qingdao, China, will last for about two weeks and finish at the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia. Guo, who is the current world solo non-stop circumnavigation record holder in a Class 40 monohull, said he will brave the coldest ocean and after accomplishing the challenge will return to his hometown Qingdao of east China's Shandong Province in early October. Guo said the trimaran he and his crew will use is totally wind powered and aims to increase the public's awareness of protecting the environment as world temperatures rise and Arctic sea ice melts. "The boat is completely environmentally-friendly and wind powered. So as you saw, the officials of the Russia's Northern Sea Route Administration were astonished after knowing we will sail by using the wind only," said Guo. Guo, who will sail with six other sailors from four countries, will try to create a new record of continuous maximal sailing on the northeast sea route of the Arctic Ocean. More on: http://newscontent.cctv.com/NewJsp/news.jsp?fileId=314023 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmv5DbNpxH8X2eQxJBqEjKQ CCTV+ official website: http://newscontent.cctv.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CCTV/756877521031964 Twitter: https://twitter.com/NewsContentPLUS
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Oil and gas are the very blood of our modern industrial society and our last major reserves are to be found in the Arctic. The lives of practically everyone on earth would be different if we did not have oil and gas. Our reserves will soon become depleted, apart from in the Arctic. Our episode entitled “Entering Virgin Territory” explains the dramatic energy situation. How would this impact on the vulnerable Arctic environment and the indigenous populations living in the area? Should Arctic considerations take precedence over the living standards of the rest of the world? The situation is most dramatic in the USA. This superpower will soon have no major oil wells left. The country is currently consuming three times as much oil as it produces and it is paying sky-high prices throughout the world to secure access to this black gold. The northernmost town in the USA, Barrow, lies in the middle of an area which is believed to contain Alaska’s richest oil reserves. The local Eskimo population lives mainly off the area’s natural land and sea resources, and an indomitable will to survive. They are now directing their energy towards the oil industry that wants to establish activities in the area. As the Polar ice starts to melt the oil industry is dreaming about making major oil and gas finds in this more or less untouched territory. The violent conflicts and wars that are taking place in some of the world’s most affluent oil states are adding further fuel to these dreams. But who should be entitled to extract future oil and gas reserves in the Arctic? Where do the borders run in this icy territory? History has shown us that this is an extremely dangerous situation. Because will a world that is becoming increasingly more dependent on oil respect national borders, historic territorial claims and be able to resolve border conflicts in an amicable manner? In our fourth and final programme, “Border Conflict”, we show how the new race in the Arctic is creating new borders and new conflicts.
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Since the 1980s, the amount of perennial ice in the Arctic has declined as this animation shows. SUBSCRIBE! to our channel if you like climate videos. Visit our website: http://www.reportingclimatescience.com/ This animation tracks the relative amount of ice of different ages from 1987 through early November 2014. The oldest ice is white; the youngest (seasonal) ice is dark blue. Key patterns are the export of ice from the Arctic through Fram Strait and the melting of old ice as it passes through the warm waters of the Beaufort Sea. Animation courtesy: NOAA Climate.gov team, based on research data provided by Mark Tschudi, CCAR, University of Colorado. Sea ice age is estimated by tracking of ice parcels using satellite imagery and drifting ocean buoys.
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The Arctic region includes a vast, ice-covered ocean. This pristine yet rugged environment is one of the least explored and understood places on Earth. Due to climate changes, summer Arctic ice cover is diminishing, and scientists therefore believe it is vitally important to get a better understanding of this environment and what impact future changes might bring to our world. Original video source: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/arcticexploration/ Ocean Today is an interactive exhibit that plays short videos on ocean related themes. Visitors can select from 150+ videos on topics ranging from deep-‐sea exploration, marine species, and restoration projects to hurricanes, oceans and human health, and climate science and research. These videos are a free resource and are available on our website at oceantoday.noaa.gov.
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Russian paratroopers make history by landing on drifting Arctic iceberg April 08, 2015 Russian paratroopers successfully landed on a drifting block of ice in the Arctic Ocean for the first time in history, Russia's Defense Ministry reported. The troopers also carried freight containers to set up base in direct proximity to the North Pole. According to the Ministry, paratroopers from the Ivanovo and Pskov airborne divisions carried out the first ever mass paradrop on a drifting ice floe close to the North Pole, within a joint mission with a contingent from the Collective Rapid Reaction Force of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Despite adverse weather conditions and poor visibility, the troopers successfully landed on ice-covered waters. They were also carrying freight containers of up to 50kg (110lb), with everything necessary to operate in the region's harsh weather conditions. After setting up camp in minus 50 degrees Celcius (-58 F) and deploying communication equipment, the paratroopers started their first legwork towards the North Pole, where a training humanitarian search and rescue expedition will be carried out, the Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday. No off-road vehicles are used in the mission, with the troopers only using snowshoes and skis, the ministry added. In the open water areas the troopers will have to set up bridge or swim in special immersion suits to reach another iceberg. ***[Photo & Video Credit: RT/Sputnik]
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Help four Norwegian polar kids reach President Obama, using @barackobama and #obamameetthekids in social media. They went on a skiing crusade to the melting North Pole to open our eyes to climate change. As inheritors of this fragile planet they want the world leaders to put children first when acting on climate. http://meetthekids.org
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The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on the topic of Arctic Modeling: Improving Models and Predictions in the Arctic on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Please visit http://cpo.noaa.gov/ClimatePrograms/ModelingAnalysisPredictionsandProjections/MAPPNewsEvents/TabId/506/artmid/1256/articleid/129855/MAPP-Webinar-Series-Arctic-Modeling-Improving-Models-and-Predictions-in-the-Arctic.aspx for more information about the webinar. ABSTRACTS: Olga Sergienko - Observations show that iceberg calving from tidewater and outlet glaciers is accompanied by the glaciers' acceleration. However, it is unclear whether acceleration of glacier flow causes calving or iceberg calving triggers glacier acceleration. In order to gain deeper understanding of such glaciers’ behavior and account for it in large-scale ice-sheet models, we have been developing simplified parameterizations of the outlet and tidewater glaciers’ flow and analyzing available observations to test and validate them. Hal Ritchie - In December 2007 Canada accepted official designation as the Issuing Service for meteorological Marine Safety Information in the form of forecasts / warnings and ice bulletins for METAREAs XVII and XVIII as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. These areas are in the Arctic bordering on Canada. An important part of Environment Canada’s involvement is the development of an integrated marine Arctic prediction system and satellite products in support of monitoring and warnings. In particular, our group is working on the development, validation and implementation of marine forecasts using a regional high resolution coupled multi-component (atmosphere, land, snow, ice, ocean and wave) modelling and data assimilation system to predict near surface atmospheric conditions, sea ice (concentration, thickness, pressure, drift, ice edge), freezing spray, waves and ocean conditions (temperature and currents). The core of the system consists of the GEM (Global Environmental Multi-scale) model as the atmospheric component coupled to the NEMO (Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean) ocean model, the CICE ice model and the WAVEWATCHIII® wave model. An ice-ocean data assimilation system is being developed in collaboration with Mercator-Océan using their system for ocean data assimilation together with the ice analysis system developed at Environment Canada. The METAREAs research and development is a cornerstone activity within the Canadian Operational Network of Coupled Environmental PredicTion Systems (CONCEPTS). This presentation will provide an overview of these activities, illustrate systems implemented and developments in progress as we approach the completion of the first phase of METAREAs, and discuss plans for future operational systems. Wanqiu Wang - Improvements in the skill of long-range forecasts for Arctic sea ice can stem from many sources. One such source is the correct initialization of sea ice thickness (SIT). Despite its perceived importance, however, the influence of the observed information in initial SIT on the prediction is not well incorporated in the current generation of operational forecast systems. As an example, the initial SIT in the current National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Forecast System (CFS) is from the Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) which contains substantial SIT errors. The erroneous initial SIT used in CFS is an important factor limiting its sea ice prediction skill. In this talk we will discuss some known SIT errors in the CFSR and their possible impacts on the seasonal sea ice prediction in the CFS. We will then present some preliminary results which show that CFS sea ice prediction can be improved by initializing SIT from the well validated Pan-arctic Ice/Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS). These results indicate that a better initialization of SIT for CFS is required to enhance its sea ice predictions.
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CSCL's 19,100 TEU Arctic Ocean arriving at the Port of Felixstowe on Wednesday 29 July 2015.
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Continuing the Exploration at the Frontline collaboration between the Frontline Club and the Scientific Exploration Society, BBC Science editor David Shukman will chair a panel of explorers, scientists, reporters and experts to better understand how Arctic exploration has changed over the years. The panel will discuss how knowledge and understanding of environmental impact, extraction of resources and geopolitical issues have moulded the region, and what the consequences are for those of us watching from afar. With oil firm Royal Dutch Shell having recently won conditional approval from the US Department of Interior to explore for oil in the Arctic, we will be asking what this kind of exploration means for the region. This event will be chaired by BBC Science editor David Shukman, whose reports on research have taken him as far afield as the Antarctic ice-sheet, the Amazon rainforest and the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Since joining the BBC in 1983, he has covered Northern Ireland, defence, Europe and world affairs. He is author of An Iceberg As Big As Manhattan: Reporting from science’s new frontlines and Reporting Live from the End of the World. The panel: Pen Hadow is an Arctic Ocean explorer and advocate. He is the founder and leader of the multi-award winning Catlin Arctic Survey (2007-2013), an international research programme on the Arctic Ocean, and the associated environmental research-sponsorship agency, Geo Mission. A decade on, Pen Hadow remains the only person to have reached the North Geographic Pole, solo and without resupply, from Canada. Professor Martin Siegert FRSE is co-director of the Grantham Institute. Previously, he was director of the Bristol Glaciology Center at Bristol University and head of the School of GeoSciences at Edinburgh University. His particular field of expertise is to use geophysics to measure the subglacial landscape and understand what this tells us about changes to the environment. In 2013 he was awarded the Martha T. Muse Prize for excellence in Antarctic science and policy, and in 2007 he was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Charles Emmerson is a writer and historian based in London. He is the author of The Future History of the Arctic, exploring the past, present and future of our relationship with the Arctic, from past mythologies of the north to the modern emergence of the Arctic as a zone of geopolitical interest and massive environmental change. He is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. Frank Hewetson has worked for Greenpeace for over 25 years. He has particular knowledge of protest against the off-shore oil industry, he has spent many months at sea and worked consistently on the Arctic campaign for the last 5 years, and was one of the ‘Arctic 30’ detained by the Russians in September 2013.
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This video was shot on an Artic Ocean Trip from the Finnish Lappland to the Northern part of Norway. The conditions were not easy at all: We had to deal with a extremely windy environment and darkness. To this time there's only 2 to 3 hours of daylight up there. Northern Norway, Arctic Ocean 2015 Filmed with a Canon EOS 760D, Canon Rebel T6s, Ultra-Wide-Angle lens EF 10-18mm, Glidecam HD-2000
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If all the Earth's land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for the United States' coastlines? Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: http://www.businessinsider.com/science Science Insider on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessInsiderScience/ Science Insider on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/science_insider/ Business Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/businessinsider Tech Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/techinsider
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T/I: 10:41:30 Twenty women are heading for the North Pole and the record books as the first all female expedition to reach the top of the world. The Penguin relay expedition is made up of five teams, with four women in each. The housewives, surgeons, teachers and policewomen are making the historic trip from Resolute Bay on the northern tip of Canada to the geographic North Pole. Each team walks for two weeks on the sea ice before handing on the baton to the next team who are airlifted in to continue the 400 nautical mile journey. Accompanied by two professional women polar guides, the teams are made up of women from all walks of life. The idea behind the relay team came from organiser Caroline Hamilton who wanted to give women the opportunity to take part in the expedition without having it cost a lot of money or time away from work and families. Already three teams have made their way across the sea ice which is currently melting in the Spring thaw. Delta, the name of the third team set off after taking the baton from the Charlie team which had run out of food when the weather closed in preventing the plane from landing. While Delta headed off into the white horizon, Charlie arrived back at base camp at Resolute in Canada. There champagne was cracked open and of course drunk by the triumphant women. Among the Charlie party was mother and daughter Sue and Victoria Riches. SHOWS: CANADA/ NORTH POLE, RECENT WS plane arriving; Women hugging each other; Natsot of team members greeting each other; Wide high shot of them gathered in the airport; Woman loading supplies into truck; Woman carrying bags out of hut; Car driving away; Man showing pick-ax to women; Women trying on snow boots; MS man helping with the boots; Women start walking; Various walking across the ice; pulling sleds; SOT walker "Delicious in the circumstances, grainy salami, full of fat and calories, but I need the energy and it's cold, bloody cold." Woman climbing over ice; Pulling sled over craggy ice; WS tent; Interior tent; Fur hats and gloves hanging; Women sitting inside tent; Ws women walking across ice; Women reach base; Plane arriving; Women hug and greet each other; Women drinking champagne outside; Woman on the phone saying they are all back in one piece; WS group of women; mother and daughter sharing champagne; 3.26 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/95d7851bd34f18e82a24765e383679a1 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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http://www.undergroundworldnews.com Several US lawmakers are warning US military leaders about the pace and scope of Russia’s Arctic militarization, including the addition of new brigades, ships and airfields to the fast-changing region. Russian initiatives are making it increasingly difficult for the US to successfully compete in the area as new sea lanes emerge, they say. “When you look at what the Russians are doing in the Arctic, it is actually quite impressive –impressive, but disturbing,” Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Ala., told military leaders at a recent Senate Armed Services Committee Navy budget hearing. “The Russians are looking at adding four new combat brigades in the Arctic as our US Army is thinking at pulling them out of there,” he said. “I think that would give Vladimir Putin a lot of joy. They are building 13 new airfields and conducting long-range air patrols off the coast of Alaska.” Despite these measures, some lawmakers are still not convinced that the US is doing enough to counterbalance Russian military initiatives in the region. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, expressed concern that the US only operates a handful of ice breaker ships compared to Russia’s large fleet of ice breakers. “We have one heavy-duty and one medium-duty Coast Guard ice breakers,” he said. “The Russians have 17 ice breakers in the Arctic. If we are talking about innocent passage and trade, ice breakers are the highway builders and that is an example of how we are really not adequately developing our strategic interests in that region.” Sullivan also echoed Sen. King’s concerns about the small US fleet of ice breakers, adding that the Russians have six new icebreakers in development with five more planned. Read more: http://defensetech.org/2015/03/12/russias-arctic-militarization-disturbing-us-lawmakers-say/#ixzz3UQQzraWi
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The Melbourne Regional Climate Office has magically raised average temperatures 0.7C over the 160 year average. Additionally, the National Climate Assessment missing ice to show the Great Lakes and Arctic are moving to ice free. http://joannenova.com.au/2014/09/the-mysterious-sudden-jump-in-melbourne-temperatures-in-1996-with-an-instrument-change/ http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/our-changing-climate/melting-ice http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/sites/report/files/images/web-large/CS_arctic-sea-ice-loss_V2.png http://jonova.s3.amazonaws.com/sh2/the_skeptics_handbook_IIj-sml.pdf https://bobtisdale.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/noaancdcs-new-pause-buster-paper-a-laughable-attempt-to-create-warming-by-adjusting-past-data/ Huge amount of Data graphs and charts https://edmhdotme.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/the-holocene-context-for-anthropogenic-global-warming-2/ http://iceweb1.cis.ec.gc.ca/Prod/page2.xhtml?CanID=11080&lang=en&title=Great+Lakes https://www.ec.gc.ca/glaces-ice/default.asp?lang=En&n=3EFBFC5B-1&offset=1&toc=show http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/plots/icecover/icecover_current_new.png
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“FOCUS” began in 2011 as a quarterly TV documentary series and explores issues regarding environmental conservation, human civilization and social development, and current global challenges. The idea behind the documentary "Focus on the Arctic Ocean – Saving the Whitecoats" came from the observation that humans’ ecological footprint is a great burden on the Earth. As a consequence, climate change disasters are becoming more unpredictable and wildlife is disappearing. The FOCUS production team spent three years collaborating with some climate experts and marine mammal scientist in Canada, to plan this film. In early 2014, when the polar vortex struck North America, we obtained exclusive filming rights and went on an expedition to study the ecology of harp seals. Each spring, female harp seals swim more than 3000 kilometers from the Arctic to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to give birth. The newborn seal pups, known as Whitecoats, bring the joy of life to the desolate pack ice. They, however, also face the cruel realities of survival. Industrial seal hunting in the past half century has put them in great danger, and moreover, global warming is destroying their natural habitat and might eventually lead to their extinction. In this documentary, we show our audience the severe consequences of climate change caused by over-exploitation of the environment. Global warming exerts a destructive impact not only on the seal pups but also on humans. In addition, we invite everyone to reflect on the controversial issue of “seal hunting” . Can we humans play God and determine the appropriate populations for other species? Do we, as the highest order of living things, have the right to slaughter another species to satisfy our greed? We hope this program will raise awareness of the importance of protecting wildlife, the Earth, and ultimately humanity. Producer/ Presenter Meng-Lan SU
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