Change Comes to the Arctic: A Photographic Journey

12/8/09

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Spitzbergen There is still plenty of ice in the Arctic at the end of the long, dark winter, but in the summers more and more of the ice is melting away faster and faster. At the end of summer 1993, Arctic sea ice covered 7.5 million square kilometres; after a catastrophic collapse in September 2007, only 4.3 million square kilometres remained. Since then, the area of summer ice has recovered very slightly, but the ice is still thinning, setting it up for another catastrophic collapse.

Alun Anderson is a member of Xconomy's board and the author of After the Ice: Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic. Follow @

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  • peppanicky

    Yawn. Another NON scientific warmist attempt to evangelize….

    The pictures are wonderful though….

  • Too bad

    What a shame you weren’t around as the Ice Age (or the more recent Little Ice Age) ended. You could have rung the global warming alarms and ensured that nothing happened to change the Ice Age climate. Come to think of it, you would have been useful during the entire 4.5 billion years of Earth’s climate change history. What a shame, indeed.

  • http://www.gmail.com chazmine

    i hate ignorant actions such as this. great photography though.