Arctic Expert on Sea Ice: We Could “Reach Zero” Within Two Years

Published on Truthout, 21 September 2016.

The level of summer sea ice could reach zero in one or two years, according to Arctic sea ice expert Dr. Peter Wadhams. This would result in more extreme winters along the Northwestern Atlantic coastline and more intense hurricanes in the tropical Atlantic.

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Toxic Slime Spreads Across World’s Oceans as Climate Disruption Continues Apace

Published on Truthout, 12 September 2016.

Unprecedented planetary temperatures have set glaciers melting across Alaska and the Arctic, and warm water temperatures are causing fish displacement and toxic slime to spread across the oceans. There’s little doubt that anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) has now pushed Earth firmly into a new epoch.

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In Arctic, Ancient Diseases Reanimate and Highways Melt as Temperatures Hit “Frenzy” of Records

Published on Truthout, 21 August 2016.

By the time I’d reached the end of my 10 years of reportage on the impacts of the US occupation of Iraq in 2013, it was impossible for me to find an Iraqi who did not have a family member, relative or friend who had been killed either by US troops, an act of non-state sponsored terrorism or random violence spun off one of the aforementioned.

Now, having spent the entire summer in Alaska, I’ve yet to have a conversation with national park rangers, glaciologists or simply avid outdoors-people that has not included a story of disbelief, amazement and often shock over the impacts of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) across their beloved state.

Whether it is rivers causing massive erosion after being turbo-charged by rapidly melting glaciers, dramatically warmer temperatures throughout the year, or the increasingly rapid melting and retreat of the glaciers themselves, everyone who is out there, seeing the impacts firsthand, has a grave experience to share.

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