Arctic

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Climate limit of 1.5C close to being broken, scientists warn
The probability of one of the next five years surpassing the limit is now 50%, up from 20% in 2020

Damian Carrington Environment editor

09, May, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Climate crisis: what lessons can we learn from the last great cooling-off period?
The ‘little ice age’ of the 14th to the 19th centuries brought cold winters to Europe and unusual weather globally. Studying how humans adapted could be valuable

Michael Marshall

09, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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How the climate crisis is changing Greenland’s weather
Winters are long and cold, but summer temperatures in the high 20s are now being recorded

Stephen Moss

28, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Green industry wants to take our land’: the Arctic paradox
Sweden’s ‘green transformation’ promises to help Europe fight the climate crisis. So why is it uniting radical environmentalists, ecologists and Sami reindeer herders in protest?

Richard Orange in Pajala, Sweden

21, Apr, 2022 @1:35 PM

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‘Black carbon’ threat to Arctic as sea routes open up with global heating
As climate crisis allows new maritime routes to be used, sooty shipping emissions accelerates ice melt and risk to ecosystems

Karen McVeigh

10, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Drone technology gives us the eyes of gods. Could it help us save arctic seals? | Philip Hoare
Images of harp seals taken from hundreds of miles above show their plight. They should spur us to action, writes Philip Hoare

Philip Hoare

08, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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At the ends of the Earth – why are we so obsessed with the tragedy of polar exploration? | Imogen West-Knights
Ernest Shackleton’s ship was finally found this month after 100 years suspended under the sea. His story speaks to our chaotic lives today, says Imogen West-Knights

Imogen West-Knights

26, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on record-breaking Arctic temperatures: do look up | Editorial
Editorial: A heatwave at the north pole and collapsed Antarctic ice shelf are reminders to redouble our efforts, and focus on climate

Editorial

25, Mar, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Tory MPs call the green transition ‘unaffordable’. Europe is proving that’s a lie | George Monbiot
The latest wave of climate deniers claim green schemes are ‘unaffordable’. Success stories from Europe prove that’s not true, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

23, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Arctic sea ice could hit maximum extent ‘much earlier’ than usual
Some stations reported winter temperatures 30C warmer than usual with situation echoed in Antarctica

Damien Gayle

22, Mar, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Extremes of 40C above normal: what’s causing ‘extraordinary’ heating in polar regions?
Antarctic and Arctic temperatures have shocked researchers. How unusual are they and what are the consequences?

Donna Lu

21, Mar, 2022 @9:03 AM

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Heatwaves at both of Earth’s poles alarm climate scientists
Antarctic areas reach 40C above normal at same time as north pole regions hit 30C above usual levels

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

20, Mar, 2022 @2:48 PM

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