Though Arctic sea ice started the summer at record lows, it is unlikely to set a new record annual minimum, reports Climate Central

A new report indicates the combustion of fossil fuels is gravely affecting the alpine tundra's climate

The high Arctic archipelagos around the globe are among the most strongly glacierized landscapes on Earth apart from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Over the past decades, the mass losses from land ice in the high Arctic regions have contributed substantially to global sea level rise. Among these regions, the archipelago of Svalbard showed the smallest mass losses. However, this could change in the coming decades, as Svalbard is expected to be exposed to strong climate warming over the 21st century.

Apart from global warming, another factor that aggravates the melting of glaciers in the Third Pole is air pollution. China and India are among the worst-ranked countries in air pollution.

Scientists who have been observing Antarctica have observed the progression of a large crack in one of the world's great ice shelves, the Larsen C.

A new study measures the loss of ice from one of world’s largest ice sheets. They find an ice loss that has accelerated in the past few years, and their measurements confirm prior estimates.

More temperature could mean increased snowfall in Antarctica which could in turn help reduce the global sea-level rise by 51 to 79 millimetres by 2100, according to a new study.

Senator Pakistan People’s Party, Sherry Rehman yesterday lamented that Pakistan was among the most climate stressed countries in the world.

Scientists have pieced together historical records to reconstruct Arctic sea ice extent over the past 125 years. The results are shown in the figure below.

Panaji: Over the years, the vast ice cover around the North Pole has shrunk due to global warming.