Dramatic losses in both the Arctic and Antarctic drove sea ice extent to record lows in both regions during November, the National Snow and Ice Data Center has announced.
Not to worry, this is normal. But climate change may be playing a role. As summer gets under way in the Southern Hemisphere, electric blue clouds seeded by meteor dust begin to glow high in the sky over Antarctica's vast icy reaches.
A massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf has been growing steadily, threatening to cut all the way across.
At a time when sea ice should be expanding, it's actually shrinking Sea ice in the Arctic has been trending at record low levels since the third week of October — and now, something really crazy is happening up there.
"No surprise here, planetary warming does not care about the election" The heat streak continues, with October 2016 coming in as second warmest such month on record, according to the latest monthly update from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Spurred on by intensifying drought, wildfires continue to spread across portions of the southern United States, sending up palls of smoke that are easily visible from orbit.
But will La Niña last for long? After much anticipation, La Niña is finally here. During October and now into November, cooler than normal sea surface temperatures indicative of this weather-altering phenomenon have been stretching across most of the eastern and central equatorial Pacific Ocean.
Middle school children programmed a camera on the International Space Station to capture this stunningly beautiful photograph of the Sahara in Libya.
A postcard to the incoming president Dear President-Elect Trump: You've said publicly that climate change is a "hoax," and that the concept "was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S.
In recent weeks, atmospheric rivers have also helped ease the drought in Northern California. During this past weekend and into Monday of this week, parts of British Columbia were hosed with copious, flood-inducing precipitation, thanks to at least two so-called 'atmospheric rivers' originating far to the south and west.
NASA has published a spectacular image mosaic of the Arctic — just as sea ice extent in the region was reaching yet another record low.
In the Northwest, an infamous feature called "The Blob" also contributed to snow-shriveling temps, but not so much in California Exceptionally high temperatures, partly resulting from humankind's influence on the climate, was the primary cause of record-low snowpack — a "snow drought" — in the westernmost United States last year.
Meanwhile, in far northern Greenland — where the Sun has set and will not return for more than 100 days — ice is melting Arctic sea ice continues to be in trouble.
October has continued a streak of remarkably warm and dry weather across large portions the United States.
The findings may help explain a deep and abiding solar mystery Solar scientists have a problem: They haven't been able to fully explain why the Sun's atmosphere is about 100 times hotter than its surface.
Earth was hardly mentioned, and that means the loser is actually . . . us The pundits will no doubt be yammering on for days about who won and who lost the final U.S.
In just a matter of hours, Super Typhoon Haima is forecast to cut viciously into the northeastern coast of Luzon in the Philippines.
After tying for second lowest extent in September, Arctic sea ice began expanding rapidly. But that has turned around dramatically in October.
With that in mind, I have an urgent request for Chris Wallace, moderator of the next debate: please ask Donald Trump about climate change Although it is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity, climate change has barely figured in the past two presidential debates.
Written off last month as all but a goner, La Niña — El Niño's cool opposite — now seems to be stirring again in the Pacific, albeit weakly.