Press release: New study reveals the hidden costs of large-scale commercial shipping in the Arctic

New research from Lancaster University Management School and economic research consultancy firm Ecorys finds increased commercial shipping in Arctic waters triggered by climate change risks trillions of dollars in environmental costs over the next two centuries – with Africa and South Asia bearing the brunt. Climate change has contributed to a rapid retreat of Arctic… Read more »

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Leading scientists gather at Davos, with Al Gore and Christiana Figueres, for urgent meeting on Arctic change

Growing concern prompts ‘Arctic Basecamp’ at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting calling for responsible and responsive leadership on Arctic change. On Wednesday 18 January, 2017, eminent scientists, government representatives and business leaders will come together to discuss and address the complex challenges Arctic change presents to the world. Their message to the Davos delegation, the… Read more »

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Retreat of Arctic sea-ice: A scientific perspective

Retreat of Arctic sea-ice: A scientific perspective   Jeremy Wilkinson, ICE-ARC Programme Coordinator, British Antarctic Survey   The retreat of summer Arctic sea ice is unquestionable.  The use of the word unquestionable is deliberate as for over 35 years special satellite-mounted sensors, which can see through cloud and the polar night, have been continuously obtaining… Read more »

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New European project investigating Arctic sea-ice cover

News release   New European project investigating Arctic sea-ice cover NR 2014-01 On Thursday 13th February, an exciting new project, funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme, is holding its inaugural meeting in Brussels. ICE-ARC (Ice, Climate, Economics – Arctic Research on Change) will examine and understand the current and future changes in Arctic… Read more »

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