Arctic Watch Headlines 11/19/2023

The Arctic permafrost is 1,000 years old. As it thaws, scientists worry what it might unleash
YAHOO!News, 2023-11-18
Scientists, medical professionals and officials at the Pentagon are increasingly concerned about the potential organisms that have sat in permafrost.

Instead of flying, I spent 13 hours on a bus and 3 ferries in the Arctic Circle. Halfway through, I wished I’d bought a plane ticket.
insider on, 2023-11-18
The Arctic Route bus tour brought us through Norway’s Arctic Circle. Tons of passengers got seasick on the ferry, but the trip was mostly worth it.

Geoscientists Warn Fast Arctic Warming Will Bring 3.6 F Rise 8 Years Early
Newsweek on, 2023-11-15
With Arctic warming, the 2015 Paris Agreement thresholds will be breached far sooner than expected, a study says.

Book review: ‘Red Arctic’ outlines Putin’s plans and political motivations for the region
Alaska Dispatch News, 2023-11-19
While the Russian autocrat has flaunted international law, the country has worked within the framework of international bodies such as the Arctic Council to resolve conflicts in the region.

Arctic warming could speed up global 2°C temperature rise by eight years
earth on, 2023-11-15
According to the study, accelerated warming in the Arctic is set to speed up the global 2°C temperature rise by eight years

On NATO’s Arctic front line, watching Russia’s nuclear threat
YAHOO!News, 2023-11-16
The Russian city of Nikel is a ghost town. Norwegian border guards, from their observation tower a few miles away, peer over into the former factory city, which has seen its decline accelerated by Russia’s war on Ukraine.

Efforts underway to reintroduce Arctic grayling to Michigan waters after a century-long absence
WPBN Traverse City/Cadillac on, 2023-11-17
We’re highlighting the reintroduction of a fish that used to be common here in Michigan.Meteorologist Trevor Roubadeaux t

Rowan University’s CREATES awarded $30M contract to expand Arctic region research
today.rowan, 2023-11-17
Rowan University’s Center for Research & Education in Advanced Transportation Engineering Systems (CREATES) has been awarded a $30 million, five-year contract—with the first two years funded at $11.5 million— from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), to expand Arctic region research.

Met Office address “wintry showers” hitting the UK as arctic freeze set to plunge to -4C
Nottinghamshire Live on, 2023-11-19
The UK is set to face an Arctic freeze this winter as temperatures are expected to take a plunge to -4C. The first “wintry showers” are set to hit as a northerly wind is expected to cause the mercury to plummet this week,