New research documents a counterintuitive impact of global warming: sea-ice hazards to shipping

Human-caused warming is popping the frozen corks that normally bottle up thick sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, allowing it to pour south Ships plying the North Atlantic Ocean in spring are facing increased hazards from floating Arctic sea ice as a result of human-caused global warming. That might seem counterintuitive, but here's what's happening, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters: Warming temperatures are causing ice that normally blocks narr

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