The Arctic’s largest ice shelf has detached a 113 km2 area. The last few years have been incredibly warm in northeast Greenland and this appears to be a progressive disintegration.
According to a new study by UCLA climate scientists, human-caused climate change is on track to make the Arctic Ocean functionally ice-free for part of each year starting sometime between 2044 and 2067.
The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the Arctic Ocean, according to new research.
Nike and Ocean Conservancy launched the Arctic Shipping Corporate Pledge, inviting businesses and industry to join them in the commitment to not ship through the Arctic Ocean shipping routes.
In an article published in TradeWinds, Carnival Corporation has made a bombshell claim that it switched all of its cruise ships travelling to the Arctic from burning ultra-dirty heavy fuel oil to low-sulfur marine gasoil.
Clean Arctic Alliance and Arctic indigenous groups expressed our satisfaction for the support given by many member nations of IMO, towards commencing work on the development of a ban on the use and carriage of HFO in Arctic waters.
Watch this informative video by WWF on the opening up of a new ocean in the Arctic because of climate change.
As the IMO MEPC 73 gathers in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance called on member states to “renew their commitment” so that a ban on the use and carriage of polluting heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping can be adopted in 2021.
The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes the 2020 sulphur ban, which should drive a switch away from the use of HFO towards lighter alternatives – and result in less black carbon released in the Arctic environment.