A polar bear was seen eating a dolphin, a sign that climate change is upending the Arctic habitat.
After scientists from Stockholm University discovered “vast methane plumes escaping from the seafloor” in the Arctic Ocean this week, climatologist Dr. Jason Box remarked that if even a portion of the carbon moves into the atmosphere, “we’re f’d.”
Critics say the U.S. is lagging behind Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Canada and Denmark in securing Arctic Ocean rights.
The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level, but that’s much higher than last year’s record low.
Scientists say critical ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to record low levels this overheated summer.