Has a tipping point already been reached?
Scientists fear that a tipping point has already been reached in Antarctica. The melting of the Pine Island Glacier may already be irreversible.
A giant iceberg has broken off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica
Last change: Isolde Moussot 03.03.2021
The new iceberg has a size of 1 270 km².
Grönland, Eisschild so groß wie Paris abgebrochen.
Ein Eisschild so groß wie Paris ist vom größten noch existierenden Gletscher in der Arktis angebrochen.
Canada Arctic last intact ice shelf collapsed
In the Canadian Arctic, the last completely intact ice shelf in the collapsed. In only 2 days in July it lost 40 percent of its surface area, researchers said on Thursday.
21.7 degrees Celsius in Svalbard, Arctic
Normally it is only 5 to 8 degrees warm there at this time of year.
Temperature record on the Arctic archipelago Spitsbergen
Last change: Isolde Moussot 28.07.2020
It's 21.2 degrees today. Normally it is only 5 to 8 degrees in July. July is the warmest month of the year there. In the Russian part of the Arctic, temperatures have been 5 degrees above normal since January.
Methane escapes from the sea floor in Antarctica
Researchers are very concerned about the rapid methane release in the Antarctic Ross Sea, southeast of New Zealand. Methane is 25 times more harmful to the climate than CO2, and the source of the methane is believed to be thousands of years old algae deposits embedded under sediments.
38 degrees in Siberia
And more than 6000 forest fires in recent weeks
In Verkhovyansk, a place in Yakutia, the temperature of cement today is 38° degrees.
Up to 34 degrees in Siberia
Normally there are temperatures up to 12 degrees in this season.
Arctic heat fires
Heat fires in the Arctic. More and more of the climate-damaging methane is being released. Parts of the earth that until recently were classified as non-combustible are now in flames.
Heat wave at the Arctic Circle, Siberia
Ocean currents transport heat to the poles, the polar ice melts and the earth heats up even more because the reflective effect of the polar ice decreases. Not only now it is too warm in the polar circle, also the winter and spring 2020 were much too warm.
The thawing permafrost soil in Siberia poses many risks
In May, temperatures in Siberia reached up to 35 degrees
Viruses and bacteria thaw with the permafrostbiden and could be released to bring back old diseases that have long been considered to be extinct. In addition, a great deal of methane is released, which further accelerates global warming. .