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Marco Petagna
There's a big change on the way. Certainly Tuesday and Wednesday nationwide look to be much colder days next week. Monday will be a transition day and we'll start to see colder air pushing down across the north and then much colder across all areas the following two days. We're going to see a northerly feed of air come across the UK, so the wind is swinging down from the
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Apr 22 2017
The latest person who has talked about Arctic is John Kerry: “There is no mistaking that we are contributing to climate change, we human beings have choices that can undo the damage. There is profound change throughout the Arctic.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of John Kerry and all the other people that have spoken about Arctic. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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Barry Rogers

A lot of our fisher folks are just tied onto the wharf, waiting for the ice to move

Steve Desch

One advantage of our approach over other geoengineering ideas is it's purely mechanical. We're not introducing any new chemicals into the environment. We're proposing accelerating a process that naturally should be occurring, and trying to restore the ice to the point where it was 20 years

Steve Desch

Imagine a buoy bigger than a minivan, with a wind turbine on top. One device could pump up enough water to increase the thickness of the ice by one meter over an area one-tenth of a square kilometer. This is sort of Manhattan Project or Iraq War in scope, so it's not impossible if we make it a priority. If you want to reverse that situation, you want to do something big. It's not impossible. It's big, but it's not

Steve Desch

We don't think any one person would unilaterally do this, or should. A project this size needs a government to get involved, and the restoration of sea ice is important at a local scale as well. Coastal erosion is accelerating and permafrost is dying, so I can imagine starting on a smaller scale

Steve Desch

As the Earth's climate has changed, Arctic sea ice extent has decreased drastically. It is likely that the late-summer Arctic will be ice-free as soon as the 2030s. Every year, there is more ice melting in the summer and less freezing in the winter. We're losing 300 cubic kilometers per year on average. The Arctic is losing ice the size of an ice cube that's four miles on each side; [that's 64 cubic miles annually].feedback

Naomi Ages - Greenpeace

If the Trump administration allows Exxon to move forward with extreme offshore oil drilling in Russia despite sanctions, the United States Congress must resist. Removing barriers to Exxon drilling in the Russian Black Sea with a state-controlled company like Rosneft would not only jeopardize global progress on climate change and provide momentum for a similar waiver in the Russian Arctic, it would also send a message to Russia that it can intervene in any country, including the United States, with no

Martin Sharp

For every ice-core facility on the planet, this is their No1 nightmare. I've had better days, let's say

Walter Herrmann

This is probably (in my) top three. Getting married and my kids are obviously first and second, but this is an experience I will never

Eddy Carmack

I first went to the Arctic in about 1969, and I've never seen anything like this. Back then we just assumed the Arctic is as it is and it will be that way forevermore. So what we're seeing in the last decade or so is quite remarkable. The other side of the Arctic that we call the Canadian basin, that's a different story. So you'll have to stay tuned in for that

Andreas Muenchow

For over 10 years we know that this causes thinner ice in the European, though not American sector where a strong halocline (salinity difference in vertical) prevents the Atlantic heat to reach the ice. In the European sector the (salty) Atlantic heat is very near the surface without the 'insulating' halocline that is fresh and very

Eddy Carmack

This whole thing about the ocean's role in sea ice retreat, it used to be minimal, but as sea ice retreats it's one of those positive feedback mechanisms. And we're talking a lot of heat in the Atlantic layer, it could melt all the ice in the Arctic if it were to pop up to the

Danny Duffy

That whole sea ice thing in Antarctica is no joke. I'm not going to sit here and say I'm like some 'Sierra Club' kind of guy. But I definitely at least wonder where the Earth is going to be in 10 to 20 years

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

It may seem a million miles away but in fact Scotland is the Arctic's closest neighbour. It's less than 400 miles from the north of Scotland to the Arctic Circle. Some polar bears have been known to travel more than twice that distance, so this does not come as a major surprise to polar bear experts in the UK. Other arctic species, such as barnacle geese, also make the annual migration to Scotland's shores. With continuing increases in Arctic temperatures and record declines in sea ice we can only predict that polar bears will continue to migrate to Scottish shores. The Arctic is in

Vladimir Putin

We feel that our US partners are interested in developing this cooperation and this is a very good signal. We hope that this (cooperation) will spread to other world regions, including the Arctic,'' the president

Vladimir Putin

Our moves are of a local nature and their moves are of (a) global nature. They've been developing their missile defense system there, building it up, and this system is one of the overarching concerns of global security today. It's not a defense system, no, it's part of the nuclear forces of theirs, installed in the periphery. It's not on the defensive, it helps minimize our response. We have no intention of starting a war in the Arctic. We don't want to compete with the U.S.: We all know that the U.S. spends more on defense than the rest of the

Vladimir Putin

We have a lot of things to discuss in economy, security and regional conflicts. We're ready for discussions and talks but the other side should demonstrate and manifest their goodwill and readiness for constructive cooperation and work. Helsinki would be an appropriate venue for organizing such events. If it happens we would be glad to participate and I would be glad to attend. If not, probably in the format of regular meetings in G20 we'll have that event, that

Vladimir Putin

Natural resources, which are of paramount importance for the Russian economy, are concentrated in this

Alexander Novak

Russia is reducing its oil production in stages, in accordance with the plans that we worked out voluntarily with our production companies. The decrease in production in January and February were ahead of tempo with regards our initial plans. Currently, in March we have already reached a reduction level of 200,000 barrels a day. We anticipate complying with the figure set forth in the agreement by the end of April. But the figures for gas will be even more interesting to you. We currently produce 80 percent of our gas in the

Julienne Stroeve

It depends on how much carbon we continue to pump into the atmosphere every year. If you look at the figures you see a tight correlation between amounts of carbon in the atmosphere and sea-ice levels in summer. That graph shows that if we put another 1,000bn tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere from factories and transport and other sources, that will bring us to the point where there is no more summer sea

Julienne Stroeve

If we continue at this rate, we can therefore expect there will be no summer sea ice in the Arctic by the middle of the century, and that will have all sorts of global implications. Sea ice buttresses glaciers in Greenland, for example, and stops them sliding into the ocean. Without sea ice, more and more glacier ice will end up on the ocean and raise sea levels round the globe. That will affect

Stefan Rahmstorf

Things in the Arctic are happening much faster than we expected. It is not just a problem of nature conservation or polar bears, it is about a threat to human society that comes from these rapid changes. This is because it hits us with increasing extreme events in the highly populated centres in the mid-latitudes. It also affects us through sea level rise, which is hitting shores globally. So these changes that are going on in the Arctic should concern

Mark Serreze

It's a key part of the Earth's climate system and we're losing it. We're losing the ice in all seasons

Mark Serreze

All I can say here is that I've been studying Arctic weather patterns for 35 years and have never seen anything like what we've experienced over the past two winters. Maybe this is just natural variability, but if so, it is a type of natural variability that I am unfamiliar

Mark Serreze

This is just another exclamation point on the overall loss of Arctic sea ice coverage that we've been seeing. The Arctic Ocean was extremely warm over the winter, and there was a very impressive series of heat waves. I've never seen anything like this

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

We need to act now to lower our carbon emissions by improving energy efficiency, switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy and tackling climate change head

Julienne Stroeve

Such thin ice going into the melt season sets us up for the possibility of record low sea-ice conditions this

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

The annual freeze and thaw of sea ice in the polar regions is like the beating heart of our planet, driving ocean circulation and regulating our climate. But sea ice is in decline in a warming world and the records have been shattered this

Petteri Taalas - World Meteorological Organisation

This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 (degrees Celsius) above the pre-industrial period, which is 0.06 (degrees Celsius) above the previous record set in 2015. This increase in global temperature is consistent with other changes occurring in the climate system. Globally averaged sea surface temperatures were also the warmest on record, global sea levels continued to rise, and Arctic sea-ice extent was well below average for most of the

Maggie MacDonnell

You chose to teach at the Ikusik school in Salluit, a remote village in the Canadian Arctic. As a teacher, when I come to school the morning after, there is an empty desk in that classroom. There is stillness and

Nathan Morlando

It was freezing outside for the shoot, much colder than it looks onscreen. The crew behind the camera was wearing literal arctic gear; we were filming outside for upwards of 15 hours a day. Bill's in a thin leather jacket and a thin shirt and he's toughing it out. His attitude on set was incredible. Even if he was not on camera, he was always an inspiring presence on set for others and he become everybody's friend. It was so

Emily Stromquist - Eurasia Group

In addition to price, environmental protests have been a huge impediment for Arctic projects. Regulatory hurdles from governments and environmental protests are two of the biggest hurdles for companies involved in the Arctic, in addition to basis break even

Yuhang Wang

When you look at haze reduction, it is not just about reducing emissions of air pollutants, it is also about reducing emissions of greenhouses gases from China and all the other countries in the world, so we can possibly slow down the rapidly changing Arctic

Yuhang Wang

The very rapid change in polar warming is really having a large impact on China. Emissions in China have been decreasing over the last four years, but the severe winter haze is not getting better. Mostly that's because of a very rapid change in the high polar regions where sea ice is decreasing and snowfall is increasing. This perturbation keeps cold air from getting into the eastern parts of China, where it would flush out the air pollution. And the winter of 2016-17 was nearly as

Mona Sarfaty

Here's the message from America's doctors on climate change: it's not only happening in the Arctic Circle, it's happening here. It's not only a problem for us in 2100, it's a problem now. And it's not only hurting polar bears, it's hurting

Jennifer Francis

Not all the impacts of a melting Arctic are bad – such as taking the edge off of winter cold snaps – but most of the effects will have a negative impact on the billions of people living in temperate

James Screen
Daniel Williamson

The 2 degrees Celsius target may be insufficient to prevent an ice-free

Julienne Stroeve

That rain then freezes on the ground and forms a hard coating that prevents reindeer and caribou from finding food under the

Andrew Shepherd

But that process takes them further and further away from land – and there is likely to be a limit about the distance they can

Andrew Shepherd

The sea ice cap has been retreating for decades, and as it does the animals who live on its edge have had to move

Aly Abousabaa

The reconstituted seeds will play a critical role in developing climate-resilient crops for

Sean Boyd - Agnico Eagle Mines

There is not a lot of building activity in the mining sector right now. It is a good time to access high quality

Pavel Makarevich

Under [former Soviet leader Mikhail] Gorbachev and [former Russian President Boris] Yeltsin, our Arctic border areas were stripped bare. Now they are being

Denis Moiseev

These Arctic bases are on our territory. Unlike some other countries we are not building them overseas. Other countries are also very active in trying to push their borders towards the North Pole. Our army must be able to operate on all our territory in extreme

Grigory Stratiy

Whatever the weather, the Northern Sea Route will be needed. Its use will definitely grow. There's no reason to be afraid I can reassure

Mikhail Barabanov

The modernisation of Arctic forces and of Arctic military infrastructure is taking place at an unprecedented pace not seen even in Soviet times. Russia's military activity in the Arctic is a bit provocative. It could trigger an arms race.'.feedback

Vladimir Blinov

Back then (in the 1950s) it was the height of the Cold War and the United States was leading in some areas. But we beat the Americans and built the world's first nuclear ship (the Lenin). The situation today is

Scott C. Donnelly - Textron

Overall, revenues were down in the quarter but we were encouraged by increasing demand at Industrial and strong operating performance at

Neal Carter

We are selling it under the Arctic brand and we've had a lot of press and attention, so I assume most people will know what

Corinne Le Quere

Of course this is climate change, it's overwhelmingly climate change. Warming (is) nearly everywhere. The Arctic sea ice is collapsing. Spikes in fires from the heat. Heavy rainfall from more water vapour in the

Louis Leonard - World Wide Fund for Nature

The science is clear and headed in one direction. Human-caused changes in climate are putting the lives of both people and wildlife at risk. From disappearing Arctic ice in Alaska to greater storm surges along our nation's coastlines to heatwaves in America's heartland, nature is sending a distress

Rune Haarstad

For the first four weeks they will have basic winter training, learn how to cope with skis and to survive in the Arctic environment. It has nothing to do with Russia or the current

Erik Milito

Blocking offshore exploration would weaken our national security, destroy good-paying jobs, and could make energy less affordable for consumers. Fortunately, there is no such thing as a permanent ban, and we look forward to working with the new administration on fulfilling the will of American voters on energy

Kara Moriarty

I'm not aware of any final decision about next steps by the state, Alaska Native organizations or industry, but with over 76 percent of Alaskans supporting oil and gas development in the Arctic, I think it is safe to say we are all exploring our options following the President's

Christopher Guith - 21st Century Energy

It is absolutely accurate to say we're considering it. There's no rush right now. It's just trying to figure out sequentially what works best and what the bandwidth is. These sorts of decisions happen over long periods of time. It's more about getting the policy right than trying to rush to the

Michael Byers

Russia has an awful lot of area to explore and exploit on its own without having to even think about encroaching on neighbors. By adopting the moratorium, Canada is exercising its sovereign power over those waters and the ocean floor. It's not an abdication of sovereignty but a reaffirmation of

Michael Brune - Sierra Club

We are confident that this is an announcement that will stick. We have both the law and public opinion on our

Marissa Knodel - Friends of the Earth

Donald Trump's actions since the election have made clear that he will put Big Oil's profits above Americans' public health. No president has ever rescinded a previous president's permanent withdrawal of offshore areas from oil and gas development. If Donald Trump tries to reverse President Obama's withdrawals, he will find himself in

Niel Lawrence - Natural Resources Defense Council

My guess is that Congress has better things to do. The industry is not clamouring to get into these places. Any return on investment is decades

Erik Milito

We have to look to the future so that we can maintain our status as an energy superpower and so that we can continue to rely on U.S. oil and gas production to fulfill our economic

Robert Menendez

Declaring the Atlantic and the Arctic off-limits to Big Oil is a step the president can take immediately to show that we as a nation are committed to the future of our shore towns, our beaches, and our

Patrick Burke

This is well below normal even for those areas of the country that are kind of used to cold

Patrick Burke

The coldest of the arctic air is just now arriving onto the East

Mark Serreze

Personally, I would have to say that this last year has been the most extreme year for the Arctic that I have ever seen. It's

Igor Ledkov

The size of the cull each year varies, this year we plan to cull more than 3,000

Lawson Brigham

The specter in the future is more marine use in the Arctic, more shipping, more offshore development, more

George Bonheyo

It really, really loves oil. It absorbs at least five times its weight in

George Bonheyo

The point with doing a burn is that it allows you within a matter of minutes to remove upward of 90 percent of the oil from the

George Bonheyo

It works very well at holding a spill together. It seems to act kind of like a wick, allowing the volatile, flammable components to rise up to the surface to facilitate an efficient

George Bonheyo

The idea there is, if any of the oil with the sawdust escaped a burn site, the microbes would be there to consume the escaped

George Bonheyo

We know we can get below 1mm. We don't know exactly what the minimum thickness

Jeremy Mathis

Rarely have we seen the Arctic show a clearer, stronger, or more pronounced signal of persistent warming and its cascading effects on the environment than this year. While the science is becoming clearer, we need to improve and extend sustained observations of the Arctic that can inform sound decisions on environmental health and food security as well as emerging opportunities for

Jeremy Mathis

What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic. The Lower 48 may have to deal with more extreme weather events in the

Kristin Laidre

There is the potential for a large reduction in the global population of polar bears over the next three generations if the sea ice loss continues at the rate we've seen

Steve Albon

Warmer summers are great for reindeer but winters are getting increasingly tough. So far we have more but smaller

Lisa Murkowski

To me, this sure sounds like a euphemism for a marine monument, because it locks up over 112,000 square miles of Alaska waters and seems destined to impact a wide range of communities, tribes, and industries in our state. While I strongly support meaningful consultation with tribes, this opens the door to a whole host of unknowns, and could easily be misapplied to block even the most responsible Arctic subsistence, activities, and

Lisa Murkowski

President Obama has canceled lease sales, made permits all but impossible to acquire, and excluded Arctic basins from the next offshore leasing plan. That's more than enough damage for one

Kevin Roth - The Weather Channel

It's going to be a shock. The fall was closest to the warmest on record so this is really back to

Boris Zilberman

Production is dwindling over time, so they're going into new, offshore, deep-water drilling in the Arctic and so on, and to do that, they really need Western

Alexander Sokurov

He must compete with me at film festivals, not sit in our Arctic prison. It's a shame. It's

Tord Lien

It is clear that, should we find resources that cross the border between Norway and Russia, we would have to agree on unitisation and share the

Tord Lien

We know that one of the (geological) structures is crossing the border, but we don't know if the resources also

Kevin Book - ClearView Energy Partners

But there is a significant drag on whatever Trump does want to do by having to undo what Obama finalized. This is about playing to stall rather than to

Kevin Book - ClearView Energy Partners

One area that's perhaps under-appreciated in the wake of Trump's victory is the possibility of offshoring Arctic development in Russia. There are clearly some companies for whom a rapprochement with Russia creates opportunities to get into the Russian Arctic, and that would be a much more attractive choice given the development that they've already

Charles Ebinger - The Brookings Institution

If you believe with climate change there's gong to be more sea traffic of all kinds – not just oil and gas but all kinds – coming down through the Bering Sea and the Bering Strait, it's vitally important that we have a maritime capability to deal with whatever kind of potential disasters could

Kevin Book - ClearView Energy Partners

The Trump administration will have at its disposal not only resources available under existing law, but could potentially slot in resources that will become available upon the sunset date in

Charles Ebinger - The Brookings Institution

You can find oil and gas and then have it nationalized overnight. [Companies] think they can deal with the technical risk better than they can deal with the political

Charles Ebinger - The Brookings Institution

People see that there will be the need for new exploration. I think if a Trump administration comes in and tries to reverse Obama's decision, two or three years into this administration we'll see some new interest in exploring in the Arctic and other deep areas

Rick Thoman

Since October 2001, there have been no cold Octobers (in Barrow), not one. This change is the direct result of the really catastrophic loss of autumn sea ice on Alaska's north

David Latin

We are now very, very comfortable in that range and we're moving towards the upper end. We can now say that the in-place volumes have increased very substantially and we are now well over a billion barrels and we haven't drilled everything yet. So it's really big and I don't see why it shouldn't be developed. If we can't develop, as an industry, a billion-barrel field, we should just all go home and go to

David Latin

We've drilled five wells and we've now put the drill bit in most of that billion barrels and there are still some areas around in the licence that haven't been drilled So there is upside to the billion barrels

Petteri Taalas - World Meteorological Organisation

Many other Arctic and sub-Arctic regions in Russia, Alaska and northwest Canada were at least 3 (degrees Celsius) above average. We are used to measuring temperature records in fractions of a degree, and so this is

Jackie Savitz - Oceana

In the Atlantic, we hope he will recognize the strong opposition from the business community, which has mounted a concerted campaign to protect its fishing and tourism industries against the interest of the oil industry. In the Arctic, it's impossible to respond to an oil spill, with extreme cold, floating ice, darkness much of the year and no response

Philippe Zaouati - Mirova

Along with other members, we call for coherence with national climate change pledges. On the eve of Climate Finance Day in Casablanca, we would like to involve both companies and policymakers so as to take the Arctic issue to the next level and seek greater protection for the

Ron Perpich

Our vision is that this can be a long-term solution to the food shortage problems in the north. We're hoping that we can put systems anywhere that there's

Johanna Herron

It's not the only solution. Hydroponics is just a piece of it, but certainly an excellent thing for communities to look

Joe Nukapigak - Kuukpik

If we have a local operation like that, it would not get spoiled as much. It would be made locally, and that would

Cecilia Bitz

I've stood on sea ice many times, and the idea that I'm responsible for 500 square feet of its destruction each year is devastating. That is the size of my front yard!feedback

Julienne Stroeve

It's not just that we care about polar bears and walruses. We all depend on the ice being there for the climate to be the way it

Truls Gulowsen - Greenpeace

When we know that the oil and gas from existing oil and gas fields today account for more than we can use within a 1.5 degree climate budget, it is madness to open new

Truls Gulowsen - Greenpeace

We demand that the court declares the licenses, which were handed out in the Barents Sea this summer, as

Marco Lambertini - World Wide Fund for Nature

Heavy oil in cold conditions is sticky and takes much longer time to break down, so it has a prolonged effect on the environment. If something happens at the beginning of winter, no cleanup can be done. Oil can get trapped under the ice and travel for a hundred

Tero Vauraste

The Northwest Passage is thousands and thousands of nautical miles with absolutely nothing. ... There is a need to discuss possible

Daniel Skjeldam

Potentially, an accident involving a mega-ship could represent an environmental

Tero Vauraste

An ice field might move at a speed of 4-5 knots, but a ship will receive a satellite picture of it that is 10-20 hours old. We need better quality

Daniel Skjeldam

What I call for is stronger regulations coordinated between the Arctic

Tero Vauraste

So we must do everything we can do to prevent

Robert Papp - Arctic Council

We don't want people fishing in there until we have the science of what's happening. It's a pre-emptive effort to be able to sustain fisheries into the

Vidar Arnesen

Four polar bears have been shot so far this year. In a normal year, one or two would be

Marco Lambertini - World Wide Fund for Nature

The authorities on Svalbard should regularly review their guidelines to reduce the number of dangerous interactions between humans and polar

Dolve Meyer

The first time I saw one, it was in the middle of town. I was amazed at how huge it was. After that I always made sure I checked my surroundings before leaving the

Andrew Latham

The new economics of exploration mean that rather than pursuing high-cost, high-risk exploration strategies - elephant hunting in the Arctic, for example - the majors have become more conscious of costs. Smaller budgets have required them to choose only their best prospects for drilling, including more wells close to existing fields. The industry now has in prospect a different – and potentially more profitable –

Mark Serreze

We've always known that the Arctic is going to be the early warning system for climate change. What we've seen this year is reinforcing that… It's a tremendous loss that we're looking at

Mark Serreze

Summer weather patterns don't matter as much as they used to, so we're kind of entering a new

Michael Mann

What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic. It looks increasingly likely that the dramatic decrease in Arctic sea ice is impacting weather in mid-latitudes and may be at least partly responsible for the more dramatic, persistent and damaging weather anomalies we've seen so many of in recent

Kevin E. Trenberth

This is indeed why the polar bear is a poster child for human-induced climate change, but the effects are not just in the

Philip Hemmens - Eni

Eni is taking the lessons learned from the accident very seriously and will follow up the

Michael Byers

And yet, by actually taking advantage of climate change, it's contributing to the problem because the ship has a very large carbon footprint of its

Eileen O'Connell Brundtland

It's been a long and winding road for Eni and Goliat. The number of incidents is worrying, and we see that we need to follow it more

Eileen O'Connell Brundtland

We have granted Eni consent to operate the Goliat, and we haven't withdrawn this consent. This is an indication of our

Jackie Savitz - Oceana

We're hoping that he will actually withdraw the Arctic from his five-year plan on offshore drilling, like he did with the Atlantic, because it's an even worse place to drill,

John Sauven - Greenpeace

The melting of the Arctic Sea ice should be a profound warning for humankind, not an invitation to oil companies and now tour ships to move

Rob Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

It's because the Arctic is in meltdown that this cruise can take place. This year we saw the sea-ice crash to a record low for June as it continued its downwards spiral. The loss of sea-ice is bad news for Arctic species like polar bears, walrus and narwhal, and for Arctic

Rob Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

This voyage symbolises the risk of large-scale cruise ships operating in the Arctic. The unique wildlife is already stressed by a warming climate and the loss of sea-ice, and the arrival of mega-cruise ships in this part of the world could push it further towards the

Halla Ingolfsdottir

They appear as soon as we are in the water and everybody has calmed down. Puffins are rather curious so they come to check us out. And then there are other seabirds that are just as exciting to see. To float around and see the puffins above you, next to you and swimming below you is

Halla Ingolfsdottir

Yes, I have taken this to a new level. Instead of just watching them [the puffins] and taking photographs we go and play with them. They're so much fun to observe. It is amazing experience to see them swim and splash in the

Laura Rehrmann

Climate change is about more than sea ice and polar bears. It is also about whether the air will be safe so your children can go play

Tom Wagner - NASA

By some accounts we have lost more than two-thirds of the ice that used to be back in the

Thomas Wagner - NASA

This is not something that will affect humanity in the far off future, loss of this ice is already wildly changing the Arctic. The planet is not just changing, it is changed. And we have to deal with the change that has occurred. The melting of the glaciers in Alaska and Canada and Greenland is already raising sea levels to the point that Miami and New York are experiencing

Thomas Wagner - NASA

In general, we are losing tremendous amounts of ice from everywhere on the

Thomas Wagner - NASA

Think of the Earth's climate system as a 1970's stereo, with great big knobs all over it, and that the music coming out of the speakers is climate and temperature and stuff. Arctic sea ice is one of the big knobs, and we are turning it. And we don't really know how it is going to change the

Thomas Wagner - NASA

We are causing tremendous erosion in Alaska because they are exposed to waves hitting their shore in areas that used to be covered in

Louise Sime - British Antarctic Survey

By uncovering, for the first time, a huge retreat around Antarctica, we have established that sea ice in the Southern Hemisphere is also susceptible to major climate

Hiroshi S Ishii

Arctic ecosystems are very simple. So it is very easy to see the processes that are active on these ecosystems. If you are working with climate impact in the Boreal or Mediterranean forests, these systems are so complex that it is very difficult to tease out what processes are influencing which

Patrick Crill

In the Arctic, warming is happening faster. There are changes in hydrology, there are changings in growing seasons, there are changes in plant community structures. So we really need to understand that in order to be able to tease out what the anthropogenic (human) contributions to those changes might

Kristian Jensen

Things are changing and we are perhaps the last generation that can do something about

John Kerry

This is gigantic transformation taking place. You can see it with the naked eye, as you see where the ice has retreated from just in the last 15, 20 years, where the marks are still

John Kerry

There is no mistaking that we are contributing to climate change, we human beings have choices that can undo the damage. There is profound change throughout the

John Kerry

There is profound change throughout the Arctic

John Kerry

If we move more rapidly to the various other clean energies that already exist, we hope to be able to meet what we need to preserve a level of temperature increase that's supportable, survivable. We'll get there

John Kerry

It's stunning. The power of nature and the importance of our respecting

John Kerry

It's stunning. This is the center of change within the center of

Jan van Gils

That makes me very pessimistic that climate change is something that will not stop and the population size is going down rapidly. So I foresee big problems in the future for this species and probably not only for this species. this is likely to happen to other species in the High

Liu Pengfei

As sea ice has declined due to global warming, Arctic navigation has increasing possibilities. That's why we need guidance for ships with the Chinese

Cindy Shogan - Alaska Wilderness League

The administration must take Arctic leases out of the final five-year plan. No place has potentially more to lose due to climate change than the

Hillary Clinton

Relieved Atlantic drilling is now off the table. Time to do the next right thing and protect the Arctic,

Andrew Shepherd

The ice sheet model projections for 1,000, or 10,000 years in the future tell us that there may be no Greenland ice sheet, there may be no polar sea ice in the Arctic. Planet Earth would look completely different if that were the

Edward Mocarski

A very small proportion [of the viruses on Earth] represent viruses that can infect mammals and an even smaller proportion pose any risk to

Laura Kenyon - Greenpeace

Despite the fact that the US government itself admits that there is a 75 percent chance of an oil spill should oil production begin in the Chukchi sea, the Obama administration has still given the first green light to Shell along the way to Arctic oil

Rosemary Ahtuangaruak

To have a little bit of ice like this would clog their vacuum suckers that they would attempt to try to pull up the oil with. Metal becomes more brittle in our environment. When it's very cold things break down more easily. The whales are very sensitive, they have a tremendous olfactory sense and they can actually sense contaminants in the water and they'll avoid an area that's been

Alain Hubert

In 1992 during one of our crossings of the Arctic, we never measured more than 2.5 metres of thickness. That's for sure, there is less and less ice in the Arctic in the spring. But every winter the cold arctic night will continue to refreeze the ocean to maintain at least a cold ice-cover on the north. With the Antarctic continent at the opposite side, they are the only cold source of our climate keeping this fragile equilibrium allowing human species to live on this

Yuhang Wang

I see this as an offsetting effect. Polar, high-Arctic changes are offsetting the effort that China has been putting into emissions

Mikhail Voitenko

Somebody, somewhere, decided to stop some shipments. This is very odd. This is an inter-state affair. For the crew and the vessel, it was an accident. They are not to blame. They were not

Yevgenia Belyakova - Greenpeace

Statoil and the Russian state-owned company Rosneft agreed to a joint project planning to explore one of Rosneft oil fields. Statoil is well-known for its double standards. They are not able to drill in ice in their own country – but this Perseyevskoe oil field they are planning to explore jointly with Rosneft is the northernmost oil field, so they will have to work in the conditions they have never worked before, and indeed no one else

Arthur Chilingarov

We need to prove with the help of science that Russia is entitled to claim an enlarged external border. It is one of the functions of the station to define the limits of the Russian continental

Mikko Paatero

Well, actually the police cannot really speculate on anything. We need to base our investigations on existing criminal reports and in this case their are reports of hijacking and aggravated

Benita Ferroro-Waldner

We are aware that exploitation is already going ahead in some places and could be profitable. However given the very specific character of this region, we think that the exploitation of natural resources must be sustainable and comply fully with strict environmental

Gladys Cardozo

All the shelters are full. We are having to improvise so people don't have to sleep in the streets. It's been intensely cold at night and with the bad weather, people can get sick or even

Mikhail Kreindlin - Greenpeace

We are worried about the conditions. It is very unlikely that they will be placed in solitary cells. They could be placed in cells with other

Viktor Kremenyuk

Today, simply what we are seeing is the beginning of some future conflict over the deposits or the resources of the Arctic area. That would of course be pitiful because big nations are involved and they will be capable of fighting each

Sergey Lavrov

In addition to the American flag on the moon, you can list the flags of all nations whose citizens conquered

Vladimir Chuprov - Greenpeace

We will contest the trumped-up charge of hooliganism as strongly as we contested the piracy allegations. They are both fantasy charges that bear no relation to reality. The Arctic 30 protested peacefully against Gazprom's dangerous oil drilling and should be

Ola Einang

Arctic areas are demanding areas, and those who are supposed to be responsible for others need a solid background. But I also think it is important to influence the tourism in Arctic areas and one might have a way of doing so, through the training of the future guides with good

Sigmund Andersen

Last year, the most common reason for the helicopter being called out was for bare skin, or freezing feet; shoes or ski boots that had been too tight. The cold, and of course the snow can blow a camp of tents away, so there have been several examples of

Kristina Pistone

It's fairly intuitive to expect that replacing white, reflective sea ice with a dark ocean surface would increase the amount of solar

Kristina Pistone

We used actual satellite measurements of both albedo and sea ice in the region to verify this and to quantify how much extra heat the region has absorbed due to the ice loss. It was quite encouraging to see how well the two datasets – which come from two independent satellite instruments – agreed with each

Norman Loeb - Ceres

By exploiting the unique capabilities of simultaneous CERES and MODIS measurements, the NASA satellite data enable studies on how albedo is changing with unprecedented detail and

Lawrence Cannon

Canada will be quite active in defending its territory, we have mentioned this, we have said this. We will undertake and take steps necessary to do

Bruno Tremblay

In the Arctic there will be less ice cover which basically means a warmer climate, the loss of permafrost and beach erosion around the Arctic Ocean. In addition the habitat of local wildlife will also be affected, for example polar bears and walruses need the ice as a platform for hunting and

Bruno Tremblay

We have a decline in surface area covered by sea ice of eight percent per decade in the last 30 years so we are thinking there is a possibility of having an ice-free Arctic at the end of the summer in the decades to

Alexander Bedritsky

We defend our interests in the Arctic with all of the civilised instruments provided by international agreements. And I don't think it will escalate into a

Alexander Gorelik - United Nations

The interest is growing in the use of the potential wealth of the Arctic region and its shelf. One of the obvious reasons is the current state of the world's natural

Jeremy Wilkinson

Sea ice is important if you are in a spacecraft looking at the Earth you look at the polar regions. They are very, very white and that is reflecting a lot of the sunlight back into space. And therefore if you remove that white cap from the poles you get more solar radiation being absorbed, which in turn will heat the

Jeremy Wilkinson

What we are trying to do is trying to look at how the surface features and map on the bottom features and from that we will be able to take satellite images that map the surface of the sea ice and therefore use an equation to take that surface mapping and create an ice thickness from

Peter Mackay

There is no question over Canada's sovereignty in the Arctic. We have made it clear. We established a long time ago that these are Canadian waters and this is Canadian property. You can't go around the world these days dropping a flag somewhere. This isn't the 14th or 15th

Sara Ayech - Greenpeace

We want to create a global sanctuary in that area. Today is part of a global week of action against Shell, where people all over the world are taking action like this, hoping Shell will listen and hoping Shell wlll make the decision not to go and drill for oil in the

Henning Rodhe

If the Arctic sea ice disappears more or less completely, at least annually in the warm season of the year, then it would mean a lot of changes for the ecology, the wildlife and for the human population in the

Maria Leibman

(Permafrost) is something geological, which develops in geological time, thousands, hundreds of thousands of years. This small portion of our activity over the past few decades of human impact can not affect

Wibjorn Karlen

The ice in the Arctic has been melting for some time, quite a bit, about 10% or something like that. But now it is increasing again. And the reason for these changes is probably the circulation in the

Cary Fowler

The seed vault itself is going to be mechanically lowered to about minus twenty, which is the optimal temperature. But if the equipment fails, then you have the advantage of the natural coldness of the

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

It will contribute to ensure our food security. The main aim is to protect the seeds of plants that are important to food and agricultural

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