Climate Change

Arctic under attack: Why the world must act now

Arctic under attack: Why the world must act now

Thomas Moore, Science Correspondent There is now runaway climate change in the Arctic. That’s the conclusion of Lewis Pugh, cold water swimmer and the United Nations’ Patron of the Oceans. Lewis visited the edge of the Arctic ice pack, where he did a perilous one kilometre swim to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact of […]

Animals suffering as Arctic ice melts

Animals suffering as Arctic ice melts

By Thomas Moore, Science Correspondent The Arctic is melting faster than at any time in at least the last 1,500 years, according to climate scientists. In their annual “report card” of the polar region, they warn that the average air temperature was 1.6 degrees above normal in 2017, the second highest on record after 2016. […]

Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

Lack of sea ice is making it more difficult for polar bears to find food. By Sarah Gibbens When photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from conservation group Sea Legacy arrived in the Baffin Islands in late summer, they came across a heartbreaking sight: a starving polar bear on its deathbed. Nicklen is no stranger to bears. From the time he was a child growing […]