ICELAND: Majority of Icelanders Seriously Concerned About Global Warming


By: Larissa Kyzer/ Iceland Review   Just under 70% of Icelanders are seriously concerned about global warming, RÚV reports. Individuals level of concern about climate issues is, perhaps not unexpectedly, closely related to their political affiliations. These are among the findings of a recent survey on the matter conducted by the firm MMR. Thirty-five percent of respondentsContinue reading “ICELAND: Majority of Icelanders Seriously Concerned About Global Warming”

‘Losing all the glaciers in Switzerland is not that far away’


The Rhône glacier. Photo: Max Schmid/Swiss Tourism By Sean Mowbray/The Local A child born in Switzerland today will likely live to see the turn of the 22nd century. If scientists are right, the views they’ll see will have changed remarkably, writes The Local contributor Sean Mowbray. For one, they will likely shiver less in winterContinue reading “‘Losing all the glaciers in Switzerland is not that far away’”

Melting ice pushes Norway closer to Asia


The town of Kirkenes in northernmost Norway used to be further away from Asia than virtually any other European port, but it suddenly seems a lot closer due to the global warming.  Melting ice has opened up the Northern Sea Route along Russia’s Arctic coastline, changing international trade patterns in profound ways — even if so farContinue reading “Melting ice pushes Norway closer to Asia”