Arctic

Ice Loss and the Polar Vortex: How a Warming Arctic Fuels Cold Snaps

By Bob Berwyn The loss of sea ice may be weakening the polar vortex, allowing cold blasts to dip south from the Arctic, across North America, Europe and Russia, a new study says. When winter sets in, "polar vortex" becomes one of the most dreaded phrases in the Northern Hemisphere. It's enough to send shivers … Continue reading Ice Loss and the Polar Vortex: How a Warming Arctic Fuels Cold Snaps

World's Oceans In Peril

Climate change is causing our oceans to become increasingly acidic, threatening to alter life as we know it. "From a climate change/fisheries/pollution/habitat destruction point of view, our nightmare is here, it's the world we live in." This bleak statement about the current status of the world's oceans comes from Dr Wallace J Nichols, a Research … Continue reading World's Oceans In Peril

Is Our Canary In The Coal Mine A Polar Bear?

Nature is our teacher. The wisdom she offers tells us who we are, where we came from and where we are going. Observation of the natural world provides insight into human behavior. With the polar ice caps melting at an alarming rate and an increase in a behavior, 'cannibalism', once rare among polar bears, we … Continue reading Is Our Canary In The Coal Mine A Polar Bear?