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Two fishery resource disasters declared for Alaska, ‘The Blob’ could be a factor in both
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has declared two fishery resource disasters in Alaska. The disasters occurred in 2018, impacting Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod and sockeye salmon in Chignik. Nick Bond is quoted.
Century-Old Ship Logs Show How Much Ice the Arctic Has Lost
Old, handwritten logbooks prove computer models are right — the Arctic has lost a frightening amount of sea ice. Kevin Wood is quoted.
Melting ice probably isn’t causing extreme winter weather, but there is a connection
Climate change skeptics often point to recent, record-breaking winters as evidence against global warming. But in reality, greenhouse gases may be just as responsible for extreme winters as they are for heat waves. For decades, experts have observed that melting ice in the Arctic (caused by climate change) coincides with unusually bitter winters at lower latitudes. Jim Overland is quoted.
Vanishing Ice in Bering Sea Threatens US Food Resource
In Early 2018, a blanket of ice was expected to cover much of Bering Sea's eastern part between the borders of Russia and Alaska. However, when it did not, James Overland, an oceanographer looked into the deviation.
Podcast: How robots are revolutionizing chemical oceanography
Robots in the ocean are giving scientists more details about processes above and below the surface that affect our weather, our food supply, and more. They’re also helping chemical oceanographers understand and record the effects that climate change is having on our waters. Drs. Jessica Cross and Nancy Williams are featured on the podcast discussing their ocean carbon research using ocean robots such as Saildrone.