The Guardian reports that a scientific expedition to the Hudson Bay was cut short due to the dangerous sea conditions the melting Artic ice is causing.
“It was a really dramatic situation,” said David Barber, the expedition’s chief scientist. “We were getting search and rescue calls from fishing boats that were stranded in the ice and tankers that were stranded trying to get fuel into the communities. Nobody could manage this ice because it was far too heavy to get through.”
Barber, a climate change scientist at the University of Manitoba, and the other scientists did what they could to help the Coast Guard rescue the vessels and carved a path for the tankers. They also took the time to study the ice that surrounded them, discovering that much of it was the multiyear ice typically seen in the high Arctic.
Above, a video in which Paul Beckwith, a climate system scientist and professor at the University of Ottawa, explains how the polar cap will collapse and what to expect. It doesn't sound pretty. Additional reading: The Rains of Antarctica are Coming.
|"How we make our cars is actually a bigger environmental issue than how we fuel our cars."|
|"2016 will be the year that carbon dioxide officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm mark"|
|The End of Fossil Fuels|
|Thanks to Climate Change, Canada's Weather Now More Like the United States|
|"The historical land of windmills is leading the charge in wind energy development."|
|“This conversation about how technology is hijacking people is really catching on.”|
|Japanese Create Ice Cream That Does Not Melt|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
|“Banning polluting cars in 2040 or 2050 doesn’t actually look like a very bold move.”|
|“Human and animal cells can be 3D printed into high-resolution tissue.”|
|“Our Internet handlers, not government, are using operant conditioning to modify our behaviour today.”|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|“During this phase of decline, the US was likely to go through a phase of reactionary 'fascism'.”|
|“Nobody is forcing the participants to stay, of course, but if they leave, they won’t be paid.”|
|“That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think.”|
|“The shift from fuel and pistons to batteries and electric motors is unlikely to take that long.”|
|“We’re going to start to see chip implants get the same realm of acceptance as piercings and tattoos.”|