Posts tagged ‘Arctic Ocean’

The Smoking Gun of Climate Change

by , posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

from The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann on RT

In what could be the “smoking gun” proving the planet is rapidly changing as a result of climate change – sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is now sitting at its lowest recorded level ever – breaking a previous record set in 2007.


Oil and Ice: The Risks of Drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean

by , posted on Sunday, August 19th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

from the Center for American Progress

As offshore oil drilling edges ever closer to becoming a reality in the Arctic Ocean, the Center for American Progress examines the region’s lack of readiness in the event of a spill. The video highlights the concerns and challenges facing the Coast Guard charged with its protection, the grave doubts of the scientific community about the lack of knowledge in this area, and the perspectives of those who depend on the Arctic Ocean for their livelihood.