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The problem is, microwave measurements from satellites don't penetrate the salty snow very well, so the satellite is not measuring the proper sea ice freeboard and the satellite readings overestimate the thickness of the
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Oct 25 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Arctic. 259 people are quoted and you can read 391 citations of them about Arctic. Mark Serreze, Vladimir Putin and Rod Downie, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Mark Serreze said: “If you see the ice leaving early in the season, you expose these dark open ocean areas, which are going to absorb more heat.”.
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Katrin Linse

You can never predict the ice. There are still several hundred kilometres covered in sea ice which has to move and melt. Fortunately this often happens now during the Antarctic summer, so that is why we are hopeful for

Ceri Lewis

This is really important data to collect as the Arctic supports many key fisheries which might be impacted but the presence of

Ceri Lewis

Many rivers lead into the Arctic Ocean that are often a source of plastic pollution, but plastic pollution has been literally trapped into the ice. Now [that] the ice is melting we believe microplastics are being released into the Arctic. The Arctic is thought to be a hot spot of microplastics accumulation due to the number of rivers that empty into the Arctic basin, yet we have very little data to support this idea in the more northerly parts of the Arctic

Steve Simpson

It is critical that we establish baseline natural recordings in this newly exposed oceanic environment. These recordings will allow us to understand how human activities are changing the soundscape of the summer Arctic, and assess the success of future noise management in this unique acoustic

Mark Serreze

You had open water extending almost 80 degrees north – way the heck out

Mark Serreze

If you see the ice leaving early in the season, you expose these dark open ocean areas, which are going to absorb more

Mark Serreze

What happened is that weather patterns got in the way. This is part of the natural variability in the

Ted Scambos

Weather patterns in August saved the day. It's bound to have an impact on global

Ted Scambos

It's not going to be a staircase heading down to zero every year. [But] the Arctic will continue to evolve towards less ice. There's no dodging

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

From space, the loss of Arctic sea ice is the clearest and most visible sign of climate change, and human beings are responsible for most of it. We are engineering our planet and its climate. That's not good for the people of the Arctic who depend upon sea ice for their traditional way of life and for people across the world who depend on a stable

Niel Lawrence - Natural Resources Defense Council

This is a really big deal. This is a frontal attack in an ideological battle. The Arctic is the Holy

Ryan Zinke

I'm a geologist. Science is a wonderful thing: it helps us understand what is going on deep below the surface of the earth. We need to use science to update our understanding of the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as Congress considers important legislation to responsibly develop there one day. This order takes the important first step in a smart and measured approach to energy development in

Charles Greene

What I'm trying to do, and what several people have been doing just in the last couple of days, is saying, Hey we should look at this blocking pattern situation and see if that's associated with Arctic amplification. The intensification of this storm and the additional rainfall, I think a majority of climate scientists would agree that the warming that's occurred has likely made those things more intense for Hurricane Harvey. This other suggestion is much more tenuous at this time, but it's worth

James Snider - World Wide Fund for Nature

Climate change is being witnessed in the Arctic at a rate really not seen elsewhere in the world. We need to be effectively monitoring today the status of wildlife populations so that we can understand the impacts of climate change on a lot of really unique and important species in the Canadian

David Feige

The site at Tughall Mill is a very significant part of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, especially as it hosts such an important colony of little and Arctic terns, and fantastic dune grassland. It also has great potential to support a wide range of other declining wildlife, and so the AONB Partnership is delighted that the National Trust has been able to buy this site and we look forward to seeing it flourish in the Trust's

Simon Lee

We are passionate about looking after special places for the benefit of people, wildlife and nature. We already care for 12 miles of the Northumberland Coast. Now we will be able to look after the wider landscape helping wildlife and nature flourish, as well as safeguarding the site for future

Greg Tlapa

When we deploy to the Arctic, there is no bench strength nearby. No one is coming to save us. So, the more self-sufficient you are in terms of underwater inspection and hull repair, the less risk there is to a

Taylor Peace

No one flipped out. You just keep trying. All you're doing is waiting for the wind to change direction so it can relieve the pressure, or so you can at least make five inches in an

Jason Story - coast guard

This is a good chance to try it in a harsh environment, coming out here to work these

Scot Tripp

There was no need for the Coast Guard to be up here. This was frozen, and now it's not. So now there are waterways and cruise ships coming up, so you run into the possibility of disaster with one of

Mark Maslin

We should still be worried about methane stored in the permafrost in the high

Alex Gregory

I've never been so wet and cold for so long. It's seeping into my bones, there is absolutely no escape from it. The hospitality has been unbelievable - they've saved our

Alex Gregory

There is news that a boat may be coming past next week that may have space on board for us. Hopefully they will be willing to allow us to jump aboard and begin the journey

Alex Gregory

We will row again, maybe an even bigger route than this

Bill Spears

There is an assumption that the ice is not going to thicken dramatically for the economic life of these vessels, which could be over 30

Ben Ayliffe - Greenpeace

This is the paradox of climate change. The fossil fuels we're burning are allowing access into areas that were previously protected by

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

We grew up being denied this accurate representation of ourselves and the world around us. We were constantly bombarded with very dehumanising, very racist messaging, about who Muslims are, what Islam represents. And that had a tremendous impact on us and the formation of our

Laszlo Varro - International Energy Agency

It is becoming clear that Chinese coal demand has peaked. The outlook for imports [to] India and other countries is

Bill Spears

It's very quick, particularly as there was no icebreaker escort which previously there had been in journeys. It's very exciting that a ship can go along this route all year

Simon Boxall

Even if we stopped greenhouse emissions tomorrow, the acceleration in the loss of Arctic ice is unlikely to be reversed. We've been able to sail through the north-west passage for several years now but the northern passage, which goes past Russia, has opened up on and off since 2010. We're going to see this route being used more and more by

Simon Boxall

The irony is that one advantage of climate change is that we will probably use less fuel going to the

Bill Spears

There has been a steady increase in traffic in recent years. There's always been trade along this route but it's been restricted a lot by the ice. It's exciting that this route presents a much shorter alternative than the Suez route. It's a major

Justin Gillis

The scientists told us that the Arctic would warm especially fast. They told us to expect heavier rainstorms. They told us heat waves would soar. They told us that the oceans would rise. All of those things have come to

Cindy Grant

For benthic biodiversity, it could be considered as a hot spot in the Arctic. If we compare data that we collected for the two last years, we found more than 300 different taxa, only in the Kitikmeot region. And it's more than all other regions for the Canadian

Tiina Jaaskelainen

Inuit communities need to be involved in planning each use of the passage and the Arctic in general. It's important they can play an active role in the region's economic development, while good governance may enable local communities to also maintain their

Scott Joblin

The fact that we were able to plan and execute this transit so efficiently says something about the changes in the

Robert Corell

The old ice is like a bar of butter straight out of the freezer, hard as rock. The new ice is like warm butter – you can put a knife through it. Russia will benefit most in coming

Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde

We are part of the solution, not the problem. This government is investing more in renewables and energy efficiency than any other. But renewables are not yet at a level where we can switch off oil and gas. We need a

Marie Nguyen Berg

We greens have said we don't want to support a government that continues to explore new oil. That would be hypocrisy. We need to be less dependant on an industry that faces great turbulence in the coming

Hannah McKinnon - Oil Change International

This is uncharacteristically irrational behaviour for Norway. The Paris climate goals mean the world has to stay within a finite carbon budget. Norway's current plans for fossil fuel production, expansion, and exploration are dangerously out of line with these budgets. Norway can't be a climate leader at the same time as depending on new oil and gas

Allie Salluviniq

Today, the ice is not as thick as it used to be, because I go out hunting, and you can notice that in the seal holes, the sea ice is not as thick as it used to

Teodor Sveen-Nilsen

(Statoil's) drilling campaign wasn't a huge success so far, but Korpfjell is the most important well out of the five planned this year in the Barents

Anna Connors

Nothing can really prepare you for what's going to be up there. We say the Arctic 'F' word is '

Julie Rogers

I love it when I can wear my tank top in the Arctic. Sometimes it gets warmer than it should

Matthew Hudes

This is a lab that adults don't know the answers to. We can't go to Julie and say, We're done; just tell us the answers

Alexey Fedorov

I think the main thing about our paper that we show is that the Arctic sea ice loss can play an active role in climate change and ocean change as

Lewis Pugh

I ain't got it in me. I've been swimming for 30 years now, and I will be fighting for the protection of the polar regions until my last day. But whether I can squeeze out what I squeezed out swimming along the edge of the arctic ice pack … once you've been there, you don't want to go there again,

Amy A. Merten

There's just no infrastructure for response. Things could be okay. But, it would be a difficult

Mikhail Grigoriev

Sea routes are very poorly developed, and the time of approach of rescue vessels is considerable – up to several

Edie Rodriguez

Most important, it was about preparedness and

Timothy Keane

It only takes a little bit of ice to ruin your day. So if ice is in a particular area that you need to go, you're still blocked from getting

Ed Page

But we should stop worrying about what we're going to do when things go wrong. We should prevent things from going

Alex Hallatt

If you read the comics, they are all based on facts. The only thing we don't have are talking animals in the Arctic. Or penguins. They are immigrant

Kristen Monsell

Approving this Arctic drilling plan at the 11th hour makes a dangerous project even riskier. An oil spill here would do incredible damage, and it would be impossible to clean up. The Trump administration clearly cares only about appeasing oil companies, no matter its legal obligations or the threats to polar bears or our

Daniel Obrist - UMass Lowell

So we believe the Arctic really is an important depository for global mercury pollution. Once it reaches these Arctic soils, it's building up to high

Alexandra Steffen

This is really important in the sense of new work, because no one's really take a look at the Arctic tundra and the impact that it has on the mercury

Daniel Obrist - UMass Lowell

Temperatures in the Arctic are among the fastest rising ones, increasing at a rate about double what we see here in these areas farther south. And given how much mercury we find now in these tundra soils, we have a concern that this may start to mobilize some of these mercury pools that reside in these tundra

Daniel Obrist - UMass Lowell

The question was really what's causing all that mercury presence and accumulation up there in the

Alexandra Steffen

A huge amount of Canada and Russia is covered in this tundra, and it's melting. So to understand what's going on, where mercury is being housed, where it's coming from, will help us to understand what's going to happen when the tundra continues to

Daniel Obrist - UMass Lowell

Will it result in increased mobilisation... into the ocean? We don't know, and that's a

Aslak Ross

This is one of the reasons we have decided not to invest in 'scrubbers', not least due to their negative impact on the vessel's energy

Peter Hinchliffe

I'm fairly sure a ban will happen one day. We won't be opposing it but our role [in the IMO] is to make sure we are not causing a disproportionate disadvantage to ships that use HFOs in the Arctic

Peter Hinchliffe

We don't yet have a hydrogen-powered ship but I expect experimentation to take place. Our holy grail is to find a carbon-free fuel but there isn't one at the moment. I would hope that by 2030 we will have a very clear indication of what the fuel is likely to

Rune Thomas Ege

HFOs should already have been banned in the Arctic – as they has been in

Peter Hinchliffe

It will be extremely difficult to get HFOs with sulphur content as low as 0.5%. Most ships will turn to lighter fuels – diesel essentially – and that means that imposing an Arctic ban on HFOs may have a very limited life as few ships are likely to go there burning

Shinzo Abe

We reaffirmed our close collaboration in our relationship with

Shinzo Abe

We will be enhancing our cooperation in the area of the environment regarding the Arctic

Sauli Niinisto

They (Japanese) are particularly interested in the Northeast

Maggie MacDonnell

How can an app manage behavior? How can a suicidal student seek empathy from an iPad? All of it can supplement learning, maybe, for highly motivated students with digital access. But first–you have to invest in

Maggie MacDonnell

It's not a glamorous story. I had one pencil for each kid. There was a heavy amount of distrust. I saw it wasn't going to work and I said, let's go walk around–and so we went out, visiting the community. We sat out by the water. I bought them

Borge Brende

The Barents Sea is maybe the cleanest sea in the world, and if something had happened here, it would have affected the whole Arctic. This process is not completely without risk, but compared to doing nothing, the risks are now much

Jack Gerard

The US oil and natural gas industry has a long history of safe operations that have strengthened US energy security and contributed significantly to our nation's economy. It's important that the next five-year plan includes the ability to explore our resources in the Arctic, Atlantic, and the eastern Gulf of Mexico, which would spur investment and economic activity, could create thousands of jobs, and provide billions in government

Kim Holmén

No region on the planet is experiencing more dramatic climate change than the Arctic. Make no mistake, there has never been a run of temperatures like this ever recorded. Water temperatures on Svalbard have increased 10C or more in my time

Kim Holmén

There have been two avalanches there in the last year, both defined as 1,000-year events. These are the types of events we expect to see increasing. A whole part of Longyearbyen may have to be abandoned. The changes taking place now will influence [many other places]. The global climate is clearly influenced by the Arctic. There will be ramifications everywhere. We already see more precipitation in northern Scandinavia and low pressure weather systems taking a more northerly

Kim Holmén

2017 is already setting records. There was a record low [ice cover] for March this year, so that makes six months in a row with record [or near record] low ice conditions. There are many ways the Arctic is changing. You see it in melt season starting earlier than it used to and taking longer to freeze up, in the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and the Arctic glaciers, the warming of permafrost temperatures, in increased coastal erosion, the northward migration of the tree line and species, and in how local communities can no longer keep their food in the ground because the thaw

Truls Gulowsen - Greenpeace

This is an attack on the environment. It's a confirmation that the Norwegian government doesn't take their own climate commitments from Paris

Adami Sakiagak

These days it's for survival. When you go out on the land without your things and your machine breaks and you cannot reach your cabin, you can build an

Adami Sakiagak

The ones who used to build igloos are too

Dan Charman

The sensitivity of moss growth to past temperature rises suggests that ecosystems will alter rapidly under future warming, leading to major changes in the biology and landscape of the region. In short, we could see Antarctic greening to parallel well-established observations in the

Wouter Jan Strietman

Almost nothing is known about the source of the litter. If you really want to do something about it, then you need to know the

Wouter Jan Strietman

When these items arrive in the Arctic, they will remain here. This is why the amount of litter in the Arctic is building up every year. As a consequence, the sea around Svalbard ends up becoming the drain hole of the Gulf Stream. When it really hit home was when I saw in front of the walruses, there was all kinds of plastic. It was right there in front of me. Now you could see the direct relationship between these innocent animals and the

Wouter Jan Strietman

As you have the currents pouring in new amounts of plastic all day, and those pieces getting smaller, you get a multiplier

David Barber

It's not something you would expect to see there and not something we've seen there before. In the high Arctic, climate change is causing the ice to get thinner and there to be less of it. What that does is that it increases the mobility of

Hege Njaa Aschim

For me it is obvious to build an entrance tunnel upwards, so the water can run out. I am really surprised they made such a stupid construction. The construction was planned like that because it was practical as a way to go inside and it should not be a problem because of the permafrost keeping it safe. But we see now, when the permafrost is not established, maybe we should do something else with the tunnel, so that is why we have this project now. They are going in with an open mind to find a good solution. $4.4m is for all the improvements we are doing

Arne Kristoffersen

The whole reason for the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard in the permafrost area is it has to be self sufficient, in case of a really big disaster in the world. [If] all the humans in the lower part of the world are destroyed, perhaps a 100 years later the survivors can come here and find the seeds. The seeds will be OK as they are in the [deep] permafrost layer. But as it is today, the whole entrance will be filled up with water and this will freeze and it will be blocked after a few years, so it will not be possible to get into the seed vault. There will be a big iceberg in the

George Durner - U.S. Geological Survey

Increased sea ice drift rates likely exacerbate the physiological stress due to reduced foraging opportunity already experienced by many polar bears in the warming Arctic, adding yet another 'straw to the camel's

Madison Hofman

He snuck out of the RV when we were parked for lunch on the boundary of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. We didn't realize he had gotten out of the rig for over an hour or so. We went out looking for him and didn't find him for a while! We thought he was lost for good in the Alaskan Wilderness. We hung out for a while and we kept calling him. Finally he showed up with his tail straight up and looking very pleased that he was able to take himself on an

Liam McCabe

A smart appliance is supposed to make your life easier. But so far, every smart A/C that we've tested has done the opposite. You might be able to find a cheap wall-sleeve A/C made by Midea and sold under various brand names, including Arctic King, Westpointe and Comfort-Aire, among others. But they're generally not available through major

Karin Andreassen

The thinning and the retreating of the ice sheet led to increased concentration of gas hydrates in increasingly shallow layers below the ice

Stephen Grasby

The novel study points out that we still have a poor understanding of the mechanisms of how methane hydrates melt and release gas, and the potential of that methane to reach the

Stephen Grasby

The authors show exciting new evidence that this methane can be trapped in the sediment and released in large bursts, with a much greater potential of reaching the

Karin Andreassen

I think it was probably like a lot of champagne bottles being opened at different

Kristen Monsell

The fact it's happening to what's supposed to be a refuge for wildlife only adds insult to

Jennifer Francis

These cuts would do great harm to NOAA's crucial research to better predict the behavior of Arctic sea ice, and would in turn jeopardize the safety of fishermen, commercial shippers, and cruise ships, not to mention the effects of ice loss on the local ecosystem, acceleration of land-ice melt and northern hemisphere

David Titley

In many ways, not studying the Arctic would be like not studying the weather and ocean in the Gulf of Mexico, or off the coast of California. It's U.S. sovereign

Mick Mulvaney

It drives our tax reform policy, our regulatory policy, trade, energy ... everything is keyed toward getting us back to 3

Ketil Isaksen

The Arctic and especially Svalbard warms up faster than the rest of the world. The climate is changing dramatically, and we are all amazed at how quickly it is

Hege Njaa Aschim

It was not in our plans to think that the permafrost would not be there and that it would experience extreme weather like that. A lot of water went into the start of the tunnel and then it froze to ice, so it was like a glacier when you went in. It was supposed to [operate] without the help of humans, but now we are watching the seed vault 24 hours a day. We must see what we can do to minimise all the risks and make sure the seed bank can take care of itself. We have to find solutions. It is a big responsibility and we take it very seriously. We are doing this for the

Marie Haga

There's no doubt that the permafrost will remain in the mountainside where the seeds are. But we had not expected it to melt around the tunnel. That is an extremely cheap insurance policy for the

Hege Njaa Aschim

It was not in our plans to think that the permafrost would not be there and that it would experience extreme weather like that. A lot of water went into the start of the tunnel and then it froze to ice so it was like a glacier when you went in. We have to find solutions. It is a big responsibility and we take it very seriously. We are doing this for the

Magnus Bredeli Tveiten

We believe the design of the facility will ensure that the seeds will stay well-preserved even if such forces as global warming raise temperatures outside the

Åsmund Asdal

We have to find solutions. It is a big responsibility and we take it very seriously. We are doing this for the world. This is supposed to last for

Chrystia Freeland

The US-Russia initiative will make it easier to move equipment, samples and data across borders in the north and facilitate scientific collaboration and

Chrystia Freeland

The Arctic Council is so valuable to all of us, and very much for Canada, [because] it's where we, the Arctic nations, can set aside issues outside the Arctic and appreciate that we have shared stewardship of this

Rex W. Tillerson

We are appreciative that each of you has an important point of view, and you should know that we are taking the time to understand your concerns. The Arctic Council will continue to be an important platform as we deliberate on these

Margot Wallstrom

He said, well, you know, we ought to first establish our climate policy and then decide on the Paris Agreement and how it relates. And I think that sounds reasonable to do so. Then that did not happen, and I think that bodes well for the future. I believe that we will see a continued American engagement and commitment to the

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

Narwhal are one of the most magical creatures on our planet. So it's no surprise that they have gained an almost mythical status as the 'unicorns of the sea'. Previously we thought that narwhals used their tusks to joust with rivals and help them mate, or even a device for echolocation, but this new footage shows a behaviour that has never been seen before. The narwhal is one of the least studied animals because it is so hard to get to the Arctic areas where it lives. So drones are helping us study its

David Balton

The question of the U.S. view of the Paris agreement is still under consideration within the U.S. government. The Arctic Council ministerial will not be the venue for that. Certainly, the final declaration will have a lot of material about climate change in the Arctic. Anybody who spent time in or studying the Arctic knows that the region is warming, that climate change is a real issue here, and the Arctic Council has certainly been paying attention to

Timo Soini

We should make sure that all human activity is sustainable, increasing opportunities to benefit the people who already live in the Arctic region, and certainly also the indigenous

Hannah Hill

My message for Rex Tillerson is: Alaska shouldn't be for sale for what's in our earth. This place is beautiful, and this place is delicate, and what already is happening on in the Arctic will affect the rest of the Earth. And that is

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

This technology will help us to better understand the important feeding areas of whales along the Antarctic peninsula, and the impact of declining sea ice caused by warming temperatures. The data will contribute towards the development of a network of Marine Protected Areas, conserving critical habitat not only for future generations of Antarctica's ocean giants, but also for penguins, krill and thousands of other marine

Christina-Alexa Liakos - Greenpeace

The biggest thing we are really pushing is to make sure that (during) any negotiations in this meeting, the U.S. essentially doesn't bully the other Arctic nations or pressure them into taking out language around keeping the Paris

Victoria Herrmann

We are unsure what the Trump administration thinks about the Arctic region in general, about the Arctic Council in particular and about its

Nils Andreassen

In terms of being a reflection of a nation's priorities, it can only go so far since all eight have to agree to the same

Vladimir Putin

The Russian soldier today, as in all times, showing courage and heroism, is ready for any feat, for any sacrifice for the sake of his motherland and

Aleksi Harkonen

They went very far in promoting the Paris climate agreement and encouraging the Arctic countries to join in the

Rafe Pomerance

This ministerial is convening as the Arctic is unraveling at an accelerating

Fran Ulmer

It's kind of up to the Arctic governments to decide what to do. I don't imagine that Tillerson will use this as an opportunity to articulate some kind of different policy toward the

Vladimir Putin

But for an effective battle with terrorism, extremism, neo-Nazism and other threats the whole international community needs to be consolidated. ... We are open for such

David Balton

The U.S. will remain engaged in the work the Arctic Council does on climate change throughout. I am very confident there will be no change in that

Sue Natali - Woods Hole Research Center

Because the models aren't capturing these cold-season processes, we're very likely underestimating carbon losses from the Arctic under current and future climate

Donatella Zona

The entire Alaska region is responding to climate change. The amount of carbon lost from Arctic ecosystems to the atmosphere in the fall has increased significantly over the past 40 years. By better capturing these cold season processes and putting previous smaller-scale measurements into a bigger context, this study will help scientists in their efforts to improve climate models and predictions of Arctic climate

Erik Grafe

It says nothing about the authority to undo those withdrawals. No president has reversed a withdrawal in the past except for ones that have express end dates. President Obama's withdrawals were permanent. The Arctic Ocean is not a rational place to drill for oil. It's far too

Nathanael Melia

We know what is likely to happen to sea ice. It will reduce decade on decade, and open up vast swaths of the Arctic

Rune Dietz

That used to be the highway going southward to Moriusaq. You can't travel that way anymore, because the glacier has retracted. Some people get an income by showing tourists around. But if you say you want to keep the old hunting traditions, and keep the old hunting society alive, then if you all of a sudden introduce tourism, then you make a very, very big change in how things used to take

Kare Hendriksen

They clean the fish, but they don't process it. They don't cut it into fillets. They just freeze it down as whole fish. And that's because of lack of water, the water

Rune Dietz

The mercury loads here are the highest in any part of the Arctic. We've seen it in the polar bears here and in Lancaster Sound. We've seen it in the ringed seals. And if you look at the population, then the mercury loads here are by far higher than any other Inuit or the Indian tribes, or other indigenous or nonindigenous

Ilia Pavlovsky

The aim behind the creation of the brigade was to defend the interests and security of the Russian State in the

Navarana Sorensen

Normal people, hunter families and things like that, they cannot afford to travel even in our country because it is too

Stephen Leonard

It is clear to me that the link between environmental and cultural vulnerability is genuine and that the two are

Jens Danielsen

Today, you don't raise boys to be a hunter from when they were small. Earlier, the hunters, they can just look at the weather and see how it is going to be the next few days, so I can go out. But today, you can't do that anymore, because the change of the weather happens from day to day, or from hour to

Arruttaq Qujaukitsoq

We don't want them to stay away, because they have things we can use here, like the

Ben Adler

The Trump administration presents the presidents executive order, the “America First Offshore Energy Strategy,” issued Friday, as a boon to American energy consumers. Among other things, it directs the Interior Department to review and revise its five-year offshore drilling plan, making a first step toward opening parts of the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic oceans to [].feedback

Jackie Savitz - Oceana

We need smart, tough standards to ensure that energy companies are not operating out of control. In their absence, America's future promises more oil spills and industrialized

Charlie Crist

When Deepwater Horizon exploded, Floridians saw firsthand the catastrophic consequences of offshore drilling. Spills don't just devastate ecosystems - local economies that depend on the health of our environment and clean water also feel extreme

Randall Luthi

It's a new day and a new attitude for American energy. The time is right for such a

Lars-Otto Reiersen

The Arctic is continuing to melt, and it's going faster than expected in 2011. Multi-year ice used to be a big consolidated pack. It's almost like a big thick ice cube versus a bunch of crushed ice. When you warm the water, the crushed ice melts a lot

Robert M. DeConto

These estimates of higher sea-level contributions from the Arctic will only add to the new, higher estimates of potential sea level contributions from Antarctica – which is not good

Grahame Madge

It's possibly created a bit of a surprise for people because we've had such a mild March. I think it was the 5th mildest March in the record going back to 1910. So, I think the fact we've got cold weather in combination with a warm March is probably a bit of a shock for people. This is a sudden, brief interlude but it's not

Grahame Madge

The more at risk areas for seeing snow are obviously the northern hills and we could possibly see some settling as far south as places like the higher tops on the North Yorks Moors. But, generally, what we'll see in those very showery conditions is that when it starts to rain, it'll drop the temperature maybe enough to trigger the development of sleet or even the odd snow shower for a time. By day, the temperatures won't be too bad. Really, it's the night time temperatures that are going to be quite cold. We will see widespread frosts, possibly anywhere, particularly in inland

Lars-Otto Reiersen

The Arctic is continuing to melt, and it's going faster than expected in

Truls Gulowsen - Greenpeace

Both the Korpfjell and Koigen Central licences are within the reach of the historic marginal sea ice edge for the last 30 years. Statoil should not drill in the Barents Sea because of the pending legal case, because of environmental risk and because the world doesn't need more

Grahame Madge

As we go over the next 36 hours, those wintry showers will become quite frequent. There's a possibility of wintry showers just about anywhere in the UK tomorrow, but more likely is that people anywhere, really, could see hail. In the south, it's possible the people could see sleety rain or hail for some time, but we're not likely to see any accumulation or settling. The more at risk areas for seeing snow are obviously the northern hills and we could possibly see some settling as far south as places like the the higher tops on the North Yorks

Grahame Madge

But, generally, what we'll see in those very showery conditions is that when it starts to rain, it'll drop the temperature maybe enough to trigger the development of sleet or even the odd snow shower for a time. By day, the temperatures won't be too bad. Really, it's the night-time temperatures that are going to be quite cold. We will see widespread frosts, possibly anywhere, particularly in inland areas. It's possibly created a bit of a surprise for people because we've had such a mild March. I think it was the fifth-mildest March in the record going back to

Marco Petagna

There's a big change on the way. Certainly Tuesday and Wednesday nationwide look to be much colder days next week. Monday will be a transition day and we'll start to see colder air pushing down across the north and then much colder across all areas the following two days. We're going to see a northerly feed of air come across the UK, so the wind is swinging down from the

Stephen Grasby

What's been suggested as happening both in the geologic record and as a concern for the modern is you sort of have a runaway

Carolyn Ruppel - U.S. Geological Survey

It is certainly plausible that these seeps could have emitted methane that had been sequestered in marine gas hydrates until warming caused the hydrates to destabilize. On present-day Earth, gas hydrate breakdown caused by the impingement of warming ocean waters is thought to be widespread on upper continental slopes in the Arctic Ocean … and in temperate latitudes. Contemporary cold seeps recognized in the Arctic Ocean and on the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific margins leak methane that may in part originate with gas hydrate

Stephen Grasby

They're all the exact same layer in the geologic record. There's this one horizon where you have all these methane seep mounds that were

Carolyn Ruppel - U.S. Geological Survey

The recent study does not change our understanding of the contemporary record or our predictions about the fate of deepwater methane hydrate deposits in the

Martha Buckley

It is pretty clear that this plastic has been transported by ocean currents. How the plastics are entering the Arctic is not as

Andrés Cózar Cabañas

Our data demonstrate that the marine plastic pollution has reached a global scale after only a few decades using plastic materials. A clear evidence of the human capacity to change our planet. This plastic accumulation is likely to grow further. We should properly manage the plastic waste at its source. Once the plastic enters the ocean, its destination and impacts are

Adam Manning

So usually the sea ice is more out at sea but due to the heavy winds and storms it's been pushed inshore to the coast and it has resulted in very difficult

Michael Rast

We had the warmest pole Arctic summer last year. And we are losing polar ice rapidly. At the moment we lose almost 125 cubic kilometres of ice per in Antarctica every year and three times as much in

Barry Rogers

They can tumble down in a New York second. Sometimes it's as loud as a cannon

Barry Rogers

A lot of our fisher folks are just tied onto the wharf, waiting for the ice to move

Lars-Otto Reiersen

We're looking to see how big the problem is for the Arctic - both the physical plastic and the chemicals attached to the

Steve Desch

One advantage of our approach over other geoengineering ideas is it's purely mechanical. We're not introducing any new chemicals into the environment. We're proposing accelerating a process that naturally should be occurring, and trying to restore the ice to the point where it was 20 years

Steve Desch

Imagine a buoy bigger than a minivan, with a wind turbine on top. One device could pump up enough water to increase the thickness of the ice by one meter over an area one-tenth of a square kilometer. This is sort of Manhattan Project or Iraq War in scope, so it's not impossible if we make it a priority. If you want to reverse that situation, you want to do something big. It's not impossible. It's big, but it's not

Steve Desch

We don't think any one person would unilaterally do this, or should. A project this size needs a government to get involved, and the restoration of sea ice is important at a local scale as well. Coastal erosion is accelerating and permafrost is dying, so I can imagine starting on a smaller scale

Steve Desch

As the Earth's climate has changed, Arctic sea ice extent has decreased drastically. It is likely that the late-summer Arctic will be ice-free as soon as the 2030s. Every year, there is more ice melting in the summer and less freezing in the winter. We're losing 300 cubic kilometers per year on average. The Arctic is losing ice the size of an ice cube that's four miles on each side; [that's 64 cubic miles annually].feedback

Naomi Ages - Greenpeace

If the Trump administration allows Exxon to move forward with extreme offshore oil drilling in Russia despite sanctions, the United States Congress must resist. Removing barriers to Exxon drilling in the Russian Black Sea with a state-controlled company like Rosneft would not only jeopardize global progress on climate change and provide momentum for a similar waiver in the Russian Arctic, it would also send a message to Russia that it can intervene in any country, including the United States, with no

Martin Sharp

For every ice-core facility on the planet, this is their No1 nightmare. I've had better days, let's say

Edward J. Markey

Last week an ice sheet covering 100 square miles broke off Greenland. This giant ice island is more than four times the size of Manhattan. It is the largest piece of Arctic ice to break free in nearly half a

Walter Herrmann

This is probably (in my) top three. Getting married and my kids are obviously first and second, but this is an experience I will never

Eddy Carmack

I first went to the Arctic in about 1969, and I've never seen anything like this. Back then we just assumed the Arctic is as it is and it will be that way forevermore. So what we're seeing in the last decade or so is quite remarkable. The other side of the Arctic that we call the Canadian basin, that's a different story. So you'll have to stay tuned in for that

Femke De Jong

There is heat stored in the Atlantic Water layer and it's basically inaccessible for mixing because of the much lighter fresh water on top. If this freshwater layer weakens or disappears (temporarily) like the authors show, the Atlantic Water can contribute (more) to ice

Andreas Muenchow

For over 10 years we know that this causes thinner ice in the European, though not American sector where a strong halocline (salinity difference in vertical) prevents the Atlantic heat to reach the ice. In the European sector the (salty) Atlantic heat is very near the surface without the 'insulating' halocline that is fresh and very

Femke De Jong

It is basically just a geographic description of well-known ocean features that have moved north by north-east into the

Eddy Carmack

This whole thing about the ocean's role in sea ice retreat, it used to be minimal, but as sea ice retreats it's one of those positive feedback mechanisms. And we're talking a lot of heat in the Atlantic layer, it could melt all the ice in the Arctic if it were to pop up to the

Danny Duffy

That whole sea ice thing in Antarctica is no joke. I'm not going to sit here and say I'm like some 'Sierra Club' kind of guy. But I definitely at least wonder where the Earth is going to be in 10 to 20 years

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

It may seem a million miles away but in fact Scotland is the Arctic's closest neighbour. It's less than 400 miles from the north of Scotland to the Arctic Circle. Some polar bears have been known to travel more than twice that distance, so this does not come as a major surprise to polar bear experts in the UK. Other arctic species, such as barnacle geese, also make the annual migration to Scotland's shores. With continuing increases in Arctic temperatures and record declines in sea ice we can only predict that polar bears will continue to migrate to Scottish shores. The Arctic is in

Vladimir Putin

We feel that our US partners are interested in developing this cooperation and this is a very good signal. We hope that this (cooperation) will spread to other world regions, including the Arctic,'' the president

Vladimir Putin

Our moves are of a local nature and their moves are of (a) global nature. They've been developing their missile defense system there, building it up, and this system is one of the overarching concerns of global security today. It's not a defense system, no, it's part of the nuclear forces of theirs, installed in the periphery. It's not on the defensive, it helps minimize our response. We have no intention of starting a war in the Arctic. We don't want to compete with the U.S.: We all know that the U.S. spends more on defense than the rest of the

Vladimir Putin

We have a lot of things to discuss in economy, security and regional conflicts. We're ready for discussions and talks but the other side should demonstrate and manifest their goodwill and readiness for constructive cooperation and work. Helsinki would be an appropriate venue for organizing such events. If it happens we would be glad to participate and I would be glad to attend. If not, probably in the format of regular meetings in G20 we'll have that event, that

Vladimir Putin

Natural resources, which are of paramount importance for the Russian economy, are concentrated in this

Alexander Novak

Russia is reducing its oil production in stages, in accordance with the plans that we worked out voluntarily with our production companies. The decrease in production in January and February were ahead of tempo with regards our initial plans. Currently, in March we have already reached a reduction level of 200,000 barrels a day. We anticipate complying with the figure set forth in the agreement by the end of April. But the figures for gas will be even more interesting to you. We currently produce 80 percent of our gas in the

Julienne Stroeve

It depends on how much carbon we continue to pump into the atmosphere every year. If you look at the figures you see a tight correlation between amounts of carbon in the atmosphere and sea-ice levels in summer. That graph shows that if we put another 1,000bn tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere from factories and transport and other sources, that will bring us to the point where there is no more summer sea

Julienne Stroeve

If we continue at this rate, we can therefore expect there will be no summer sea ice in the Arctic by the middle of the century, and that will have all sorts of global implications. Sea ice buttresses glaciers in Greenland, for example, and stops them sliding into the ocean. Without sea ice, more and more glacier ice will end up on the ocean and raise sea levels round the globe. That will affect

Stefan Rahmstorf

Things in the Arctic are happening much faster than we expected. It is not just a problem of nature conservation or polar bears, it is about a threat to human society that comes from these rapid changes. This is because it hits us with increasing extreme events in the highly populated centres in the mid-latitudes. It also affects us through sea level rise, which is hitting shores globally. So these changes that are going on in the Arctic should concern

Mark Serreze

It's a key part of the Earth's climate system and we're losing it. We're losing the ice in all seasons

Mark Serreze

All I can say here is that I've been studying Arctic weather patterns for 35 years and have never seen anything like what we've experienced over the past two winters. Maybe this is just natural variability, but if so, it is a type of natural variability that I am unfamiliar

Katharine Hayhoe

The Arctic is the canary in the climate's coal mine. What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic. This entire planet is

Mark Serreze

This is just another exclamation point on the overall loss of Arctic sea ice coverage that we've been seeing. The Arctic Ocean was extremely warm over the winter, and there was a very impressive series of heat waves. I've never seen anything like this

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

We need to act now to lower our carbon emissions by improving energy efficiency, switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy and tackling climate change head

Julienne Stroeve

Such thin ice going into the melt season sets us up for the possibility of record low sea-ice conditions this

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

The annual freeze and thaw of sea ice in the polar regions is like the beating heart of our planet, driving ocean circulation and regulating our climate. But sea ice is in decline in a warming world and the records have been shattered this

Petteri Taalas - World Meteorological Organisation

This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 (degrees Celsius) above the pre-industrial period, which is 0.06 (degrees Celsius) above the previous record set in 2015. This increase in global temperature is consistent with other changes occurring in the climate system. Globally averaged sea surface temperatures were also the warmest on record, global sea levels continued to rise, and Arctic sea-ice extent was well below average for most of the

Maggie MacDonnell

You chose to teach at the Ikusik school in Salluit, a remote village in the Canadian Arctic. As a teacher, when I come to school the morning after, there is an empty desk in that classroom. There is stillness and

Nathan Morlando

It was freezing outside for the shoot, much colder than it looks onscreen. The crew behind the camera was wearing literal arctic gear; we were filming outside for upwards of 15 hours a day. Bill's in a thin leather jacket and a thin shirt and he's toughing it out. His attitude on set was incredible. Even if he was not on camera, he was always an inspiring presence on set for others and he become everybody's friend. It was so

Emily Stromquist - Eurasia Group

In addition to price, environmental protests have been a huge impediment for Arctic projects. Regulatory hurdles from governments and environmental protests are two of the biggest hurdles for companies involved in the Arctic, in addition to basis break even

Yuhang Wang

When you look at haze reduction, it is not just about reducing emissions of air pollutants, it is also about reducing emissions of greenhouses gases from China and all the other countries in the world, so we can possibly slow down the rapidly changing Arctic

Yuhang Wang

The very rapid change in polar warming is really having a large impact on China. Emissions in China have been decreasing over the last four years, but the severe winter haze is not getting better. Mostly that's because of a very rapid change in the high polar regions where sea ice is decreasing and snowfall is increasing. This perturbation keeps cold air from getting into the eastern parts of China, where it would flush out the air pollution. And the winter of 2016-17 was nearly as

Mona Sarfaty

Here's the message from America's doctors on climate change: it's not only happening in the Arctic Circle, it's happening here. It's not only a problem for us in 2100, it's a problem now. And it's not only hurting polar bears, it's hurting

Jennifer Francis

Not all the impacts of a melting Arctic are bad – such as taking the edge off of winter cold snaps – but most of the effects will have a negative impact on the billions of people living in temperate

Emily Stromquist - Eurasia Group

In this current oil price environment, it (Arctic drilling) is really not very feasible. You're not looking at particularly great economics for Arctic projects as long as we stay in the $50 to $60 per barrel oil price range. I would expect we continue to see that, especially as oil prices go up, companies start to look again at doing exploration work in the

James Screen

The 2 degrees Celsius target may be insufficient to prevent an ice-free

Julienne Stroeve

That rain then freezes on the ground and forms a hard coating that prevents reindeer and caribou from finding food under the

Andrew Shepherd

But that process takes them further and further away from land – and there is likely to be a limit about the distance they can

Andrew Shepherd

The sea ice cap has been retreating for decades, and as it does the animals who live on its edge have had to move

Aly Abousabaa

The reconstituted seeds will play a critical role in developing climate-resilient crops for

Sean Boyd - Agnico Eagle Mines

There is not a lot of building activity in the mining sector right now. It is a good time to access high quality

Zack Labe

I think we should be cautious, especially considering the resiliency of sea ice, when discussing the warming trend. It remains uncertain the role natural variability may be having in individual years such as this

Chip Knappenberger - Cato Institute

Natural variability is itself is becoming increasingly 'non-natural' as it includes influences which themselves are shaped by anthropogenic

Jason Furtado

While the magnitude of the Arctic warmth is extraordinary in and of itself, the duration of the warmth has been

Pavel Makarevich

Under [former Soviet leader Mikhail] Gorbachev and [former Russian President Boris] Yeltsin, our Arctic border areas were stripped bare. Now they are being

Denis Moiseev

These Arctic bases are on our territory. Unlike some other countries we are not building them overseas. Other countries are also very active in trying to push their borders towards the North Pole. Our army must be able to operate on all our territory in extreme

Grigory Stratiy

Whatever the weather, the Northern Sea Route will be needed. Its use will definitely grow. There's no reason to be afraid I can reassure

Mikhail Barabanov

The modernisation of Arctic forces and of Arctic military infrastructure is taking place at an unprecedented pace not seen even in Soviet times. Russia's military activity in the Arctic is a bit provocative. It could trigger an arms race.'.feedback

Vladimir Blinov

Back then (in the 1950s) it was the height of the Cold War and the United States was leading in some areas. But we beat the Americans and built the world's first nuclear ship (the Lenin). The situation today is

Scott C. Donnelly - Textron

Overall, revenues were down in the quarter but we were encouraged by increasing demand at Industrial and strong operating performance at

Neal Carter

We are selling it under the Arctic brand and we've had a lot of press and attention, so I assume most people will know what

Corinne Le Quere

Of course this is climate change, it's overwhelmingly climate change. Warming (is) nearly everywhere. The Arctic sea ice is collapsing. Spikes in fires from the heat. Heavy rainfall from more water vapour in the

Louis Leonard - World Wide Fund for Nature

The science is clear and headed in one direction. Human-caused changes in climate are putting the lives of both people and wildlife at risk. From disappearing Arctic ice in Alaska to greater storm surges along our nation's coastlines to heatwaves in America's heartland, nature is sending a distress

Rune Haarstad

For the first four weeks they will have basic winter training, learn how to cope with skis and to survive in the Arctic environment. It has nothing to do with Russia or the current

Alexander Sokurov

He must compete with me at film festivals, not sit in our Arctic prison. It's a shame. It's

Erik Milito

Blocking offshore exploration would weaken our national security, destroy good-paying jobs, and could make energy less affordable for consumers. Fortunately, there is no such thing as a permanent ban, and we look forward to working with the new administration on fulfilling the will of American voters on energy

Kara Moriarty

I'm not aware of any final decision about next steps by the state, Alaska Native organizations or industry, but with over 76 percent of Alaskans supporting oil and gas development in the Arctic, I think it is safe to say we are all exploring our options following the President's

Christopher Guith - 21st Century Energy

It is absolutely accurate to say we're considering it. There's no rush right now. It's just trying to figure out sequentially what works best and what the bandwidth is. These sorts of decisions happen over long periods of time. It's more about getting the policy right than trying to rush to the

Michael Byers

Russia has an awful lot of area to explore and exploit on its own without having to even think about encroaching on neighbors. By adopting the moratorium, Canada is exercising its sovereign power over those waters and the ocean floor. It's not an abdication of sovereignty but a reaffirmation of

Michael Brune - Sierra Club

We are confident that this is an announcement that will stick. We have both the law and public opinion on our

Marissa Knodel - Friends of the Earth

Donald Trump's actions since the election have made clear that he will put Big Oil's profits above Americans' public health. No president has ever rescinded a previous president's permanent withdrawal of offshore areas from oil and gas development. If Donald Trump tries to reverse President Obama's withdrawals, he will find himself in

Niel Lawrence - Natural Resources Defense Council

My guess is that Congress has better things to do. The industry is not clamouring to get into these places. Any return on investment is decades

Erik Milito

We have to look to the future so that we can maintain our status as an energy superpower and so that we can continue to rely on U.S. oil and gas production to fulfill our economic

Robert Menendez

Declaring the Atlantic and the Arctic off-limits to Big Oil is a step the president can take immediately to show that we as a nation are committed to the future of our shore towns, our beaches, and our

Patrick Burke

This is well below normal even for those areas of the country that are kind of used to cold

Patrick Burke

The coldest of the arctic air is just now arriving onto the East

Mark Serreze

Personally, I would have to say that this last year has been the most extreme year for the Arctic that I have ever seen. It's

Igor Ledkov

The size of the cull each year varies, this year we plan to cull more than 3,000

Lawson Brigham

The specter in the future is more marine use in the Arctic, more shipping, more offshore development, more

George Bonheyo

It really, really loves oil. It absorbs at least five times its weight in

George Bonheyo

The point with doing a burn is that it allows you within a matter of minutes to remove upward of 90 percent of the oil from the

George Bonheyo

It works very well at holding a spill together. It seems to act kind of like a wick, allowing the volatile, flammable components to rise up to the surface to facilitate an efficient

George Bonheyo

The idea there is, if any of the oil with the sawdust escaped a burn site, the microbes would be there to consume the escaped

George Bonheyo

We know we can get below 1mm. We don't know exactly what the minimum thickness

Jeremy Mathis

Rarely have we seen the Arctic show a clearer, stronger, or more pronounced signal of persistent warming and its cascading effects on the environment than this year. While the science is becoming clearer, we need to improve and extend sustained observations of the Arctic that can inform sound decisions on environmental health and food security as well as emerging opportunities for

Jeremy Mathis

What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic. The Lower 48 may have to deal with more extreme weather events in the

Kristin Laidre

There is the potential for a large reduction in the global population of polar bears over the next three generations if the sea ice loss continues at the rate we've seen

Steve Albon

Warmer summers are great for reindeer but winters are getting increasingly tough. So far we have more but smaller

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