LOS ANGELES TIMES “Russian bogs hold more methane than expected” (Jan. 17, 2004)                                                                   

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR “Global warming has gone to the bogs” (March 11, 2004)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC  “Support for saving peatlands is squishy but solidifying” (Nov. 5, 2004)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC  “Melting Arctic Bogs may Hasten Warming, Study Says” (Dec. 1, 2004

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO  “Signs of global warming in Arctic Siberia” (All Things Considered June 2, 2005)

LOS ANGELES TIMES “Arctic warming is drying up lakes, study finds” (June 3, 2005)

BOSTON GLOBE  “Siberian lakes are shrinking” Boston Globe (June 7, 2005)

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE  “Siberia’s Arctic lakes drying up — permafrost apparently melting”  (June 3, 2005)

GUARDIAN UNLIMITEd  “Shrinking lakes of Siberia blamed on global warming” (June 10, 2005)

CHRISTIAN  SCIENCE MONITOR  “Siberia’s shrinking lakes” (June 2, 2005)

WASHINGTON POST  “Siberian Lakes Disappearing” (June 6, 2005)

ENVIRONMENT NEWS SERVICE  “Arctic lakes vanishing as planet warms” (June 6, 2005)

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS  “Melting permafrost may shrink lakes” (June 7, 2005)

NEW SCIENTIST  “Climate warning as Siberia melts” (Aug. 11, 2005)

GUARDIAN UNLIMITED  “Warming hits ‘tipping point'” (Aug.19,2005)

TIME MAGAZINE  “Global Warming:  The Culprit?” (Oct. 3, 2005)

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS  “North’s change is mapped out at conference” (Dec 18, 2005)

DISCOVER MAGAZINE  “The Year in Science” (January, 2006)

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL  “Bogs may have started past global warming” (Oct 18, 2006)

AUDUBON  “As the world dries” July 1, 2006

UNIVERSITY WIRE “UCLA Professor travels to the Arctic to study global warming” (Aug. 21, 2006)

RADIO FREE EUROPE  “Russia: Siberia’s once-frozen tundra is melting” (Oct. 12, 2006)

UPI NEWS TRACK  “Bogs may have started past global warming” (Jan. 1, 2007)

MONTREAL GAZETTE  “Arctic Quest: Seabed to Sky” (Sept. 15, 2007)

MONTREAL GAZETTE  “Water – fresh and salt, liquid and solid” (Sept. 19, 2007)

TIMES ONLINE “Science has second thoughts about life” (Jan. 1, 2008)

DER SPIEGEL “A Storehouse of greenhouse gases is opening in Siberia” (Apr. 17, 2008)

NEW SCIENTIST “Top scientists predict the future of science” (June 9, 2009)

LA REPUBBLICA “Il mondo che verrà” by Gabriella Colarusso (Oct. 31, 2009)

WIRED Magazine (Italy) “Risposte sul futuro” WIRED Magazine (Italy edition), December 2009

NEW SCIENTIST “Methane bubbling out of Arctic Ocean – but is it new?” (March 4, 2010)

SCIENCE DAILY “Global Warming’s Silver Lining? Northern Countries Will Thrive and Grow, Researcher Predicts (Sep. 5, 2010)

DAILY MAIL “Global warming to boost economic power of cities in the ‘New North’ which can unlock natural resources” (Sept. 6, 2010)

BARENTS OBSERVER “Global Warming will create new Arctic power centers” (Sept. 7, 2010)

TORONTO SUN “Why Canada is Looking Hot” (Sept. 8, 2010)

MOTHER JONES “Books: Fall Reading List” (September/October issue 2010)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES “Fall Preview: Books” (book picks) (Sept. 12, 2010),fall-preview-books-091210.article

VANCOUVER SUN “Climate change could make Canada a major world power: geographer” (Sept. 14, 2010)

OTTAWA CITIZEN “Climate change could make Canada’s North an economic hothouse” (Sept 14, 2010)

MONTREAL GAZETTE “The North to Boom, author contends” (Sept 15, 2010)

THE GLOBE AND MAIL “10 books you have to read this fall” (Sept 17, 2010) 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “Unfreezing Arctic Assets” [BOOK EXCERPT] (Sept. 18-19 2010)

WALL STREET JOURNAL “Go North, Young Man” (book review, by Gregg Easterbrook) (Sept. 25, 2010)

NEW SCIENTIST “Triumph of the north or technological salvation?” (book review by Chris Mooney) (Sept. 22, 2010)

DAILY BRUIN “Professor’s book models future of the Arctic” (Sept. 23, 2010)

NATIONAL POST “Hotter globe gives Canada boost in 2050”, (Sept. 25, 2010)

OTTAWA CITIZEN “United Fronts” (Sept 25, 2010)

CTVNews “Could global warming turn Canada into a superpower?” (Sept. 25, 2010)

WORLD POLITICS REVIEW “The New Rules: Global warming shifts focus to the Friendly North” (book review, by Thomas P.M. Barnett, Sept. 27, 2010)

NATURE “Books in Brief” (book review, Sept. 29, 2010), Nature 467, p. 527, doi:10.1038/467527a

CBC BOOKS  “Climate expert Laurence Smith paints an alarming picture of the future in his new book” (Oct 5, 2010)

TORONTO STAR “A Scary, new climate-changed world” (Oct. 8, 2010)

LA PRESSE “Le monde en 2050 selon Laurence C. Smith” (Oct 9, 2010)

SEE MAGAZINE “Stuff to do with your time” (Oct. 14, 2010)

THE WHY FILES “The State of the Rivers: Ruinous?” (Oct. 14, 2010)

NUTASIAQ ONLINE “Nunavut in 2050 may look like Nevada” (book review by Jane George, Oct. 19, 2010)

RENO NEWS AND REVIEW “Vote early and move past the election” (Oct. 21, 2010)

SEED MAGAZINE “The New North” (book review by Fred Pearce, Oct. 22, 2010)

MACLEANS “Nordic style obsession” (Oct. 27, 2010)

CANADA.COM “Canada and the World in 2050” (Nov. 12, 2010)

ONEARTH MAGAZINE “Winners and Losers” (book review by Tim Folger, Nov. 24, 2010)

LOS ANGELES TIMES “‘The World in 2050’: The Arctic and everything below” (Nov. 24, 2010)

SEATTLE TIMES “‘The World in 2050’: What countries of the north will look like 40 years hence” (Nov. 27, 2010) (book review by Curt Schleier)

SMITHSONIAN.COM “Nine science books I wish I’d had time to read this year” (Nov. 30, 2010)

BIGTHINK.COM “Adapt to What? Laurence Smith’s World in 2050” (Dec. 4, 2010) (book review, by Parag and Ayesha Khanna)

REUTERS “The Good and Bad of 2011” (By Gregg Easterbrook, Dec. 15, 2010)

LIBRARY JOURNAL “Science and Technology Reviews” (book review by Robin Dillow, Dec. 15, 2010)

LIBRARY JOURNAL “Best Sci-Tech Books 2010” (book review by Gregg Sapp, Dec. 16, 2010)

FRUMFORUM.COM “Our Favorite Books of 2010” (by Kenneth Silber, Dec. 24, 2010)

EDMONTON JOURNAL “Review: The Silver Lining of Climate Change” (book review by Richard Sherbaniuk, Jan. 2, 2011)

THE HIPPO (New Hampshire’s largest weekly) “Future Reads: The View from 20 and 40 years out” (Jan 20-16, 2011)

THE FUTURIST Magazine “Human Civilization Migrates Northward” (Jan/Feb issue, 2011) (book review by Rick Docksai)

 THE ECONOMIST “The de-icing age: Tomorrow at the top of the world” (book review) (Feb. 3, 2011)

THE GLOBE AND MAIL (Toronto) “Laurier was wrong. It’s the 21st century that’s ours” (Feb. 21, 2011) (book review by Simon Dalby)

LONDON EVENING STANDARD “The New North describes a not too distant future” (book review by Andrew Neather) (March 17, 2011)

ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY “Book of the month: The rising of the North” (book review by Jonathan Wright, Geographical Reviews, March 2011)

NEW STATESMAN “The New North: the World in 2050” (March 31, 2011) (book review by John Gray)

THE ECOLOGIST “The New North: The World in 2050 by Laurence Smith” (March 31, 2011) (book review by Jeff Holman)

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION “The New North: The World in 2050” (book review by Steve Yearley) (April 13, 2011)

FINANCIAL TIMES “The New North” (book review by Sir Crispin Tickell) (April 22, 2011)

THE GLOBE AND MAIL “Lament for a TV nation” (by J. Doyle, April 27, 2011)

THE WEEKLY STANDARD (Canada) “Arts in the Afternoon: Special Canadian Edition” (by K. Torrance, April 27, 2011)

NATURE.COM “Global warming will open Arctic sea routes but sever the region’s ice roads” (by Sid Perkins, May 29, 2011

TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL  “Global warming jeopardizing ice highways, study says” (May 29, 2011)

THE VANCOUVER SUN  “Climate Change will reduce access to northern roadways, study says” (May 30, 2011)

WALL STREET JOURNAL MARKET WATCH  “Melting ice has its downside for Canada” (May 31, 2011)

REUTERS  “Ice melt to close off Arctic’s interior riches: study” (May 30, 2011)

AFP  “Trucks lose, ships win in warmer Arctic” (May 29, 2011)

CBC NEWS  “Climate change to ravage Arctic ice roads” (May 31, 2011)

DAGENS NÆRINGSLIV  “Spår befolkningsboom i Norge” (May 30, 2012) 

HUFFINGTON POST  “Trans-Arctic Shipping May Have Future Through ‘Supra-Polar’ Routes, Thanks To Melting Sea Ice” (March 4, 2013)

REUTERS  “Warmer climate to open new Arctic shipping routes by 2050” (March 4, 2013)

USA TODAY  “As Arctic ice melts, full steam ahead for shipping?” (March 6, 2013)

LOS ANGELES TIMES  “Ice melt to expand Arctic shipping by midcentury” (March 4, 2013),0,358666.story

THE WASHINGTON POST  “Climate change will open up surprising new Arctic shipping routes” (March 5, 2013)

FORTUNE  “Global warming is about to remake worldwide shipping”  (March 6, 2013)

MONTREAL GAZETTE  “US study foresees big spike in Arctic shipping by mid-century” (March 4, 2013)

THE GLOBE AND MAIL  “Study predicts Arctic shipping quickly becoming a reality” (March 4, 2013)

NPR.ORG  “Study finds climate change to open Arctic sea routes by 2050” (March 5, 2013)

NATIONAL POST  “Study foresees big spike in Arctic shipping by mid-century due to climate change melting polar ice” (March 5, 2013)

PHYS.ORG  “Global warming will open unexpected new shipping routes in Arctic, researchers find” (March 4, 2013)

NBCNews.COM  “Global warming to open ‘crazy’ shipping routes across Arctic” (March 4, 2013)

SMITHSONIAN  “Climate Change Could Allow Ships to Cross the North Pole by 2040” (March 4, 2013)

CTV NEWS  “Arctic sea routes could open up for shipping by mid-century” (March 4, 2013)

THE TELEGRAPH  “Shipping lanes could open over the North Pole due to climate change” (March 4, 2013)

EXAMINER.COM  “Climate change may open new Northwest Passage” (March 4, 2013)

THE INDEPENDENT  “Arctic ice-melt will bring frosty relations as nations navigate across North Pole” (March 4, 2013)

THE DAILY MAIL  “By 2050 the Arctic ice sheet will be so thin that ships could be sailing across the North Pole, experts predict” 

THE GUARDIAN  “Ships to sail directly over the north pole by 2050, scientists say”

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN  “Melting Arctic Ice Will Make Way for More Ships and More Species Invasions”

MIRROR.CO.UK  “Polar express: Ships to sail straight across North Pole unaided within decades”

THE TIMES “Ships may sail over North Pole by 2050”

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR  “Will ships sail through the North Pole by 2050?”

IEEE SPECTRUM “Geographers Compute Arctic Shipping Routes”

WIRED.CO.UK  “Study: climate change will open North Pole to shipping by 2059”

NATURE WORLD NEWS “Sailing over North Pole Possible by 2050 due to Global Warming: Study”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS “New Arctic shipping lanes to open by 2050: research”  

DISCOVER MAGAZINE  “The State of the World: 2062 (Oct. 2012)

SMITHSONIAN.COM  “10 Things We’ve Learned about the Earth Since Last Earth Day”

FORBES.COM  “Earth’s Future Forbidden Zones? (7/29/13)

HELSINKI SANOMAT  “Uusi uljas pohjoinen” (8/8/13)

THE WEATHER CHANNEL  “When Sandy Is the Norm: Are We Prepared for Hurricanes of the Future?” (8/8/13)

SAVON SANOMAT (Helsinki)  “Uusi uljas pohjoinen” (August 7, 2013)

ASSOCIATED PRESS  “Federal Study Warns of Sudden Climate Change” (Dec. 3, 2013)

NEW YORK TIMES “Panel Says Global Warming Carries Risk of Deep Changes” (Dec. 3, 2013)

SCIENCE  “Abrupt Climate Change Still Looming” (Dec. 3, 2013)

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN  “Dangerous Global Warming Closer than You Think, Climate Scientists Say”  (Dec. 3, 2013)

LOS ANGELES TIMES “Studies warn of abrupt environmental effects of warming” (Dec. 3, 2013),0,7482587.story#ixzz2mVz1Jnde

POLITICO “Report: Prepare for climate tipping points” (Dec. 4, 2013)

USA TODAY  “How Fast is the Earth’s climate actually changing?” (Dec. 4, 2013)

BLOOMBERG  “Sea-Level Rise Too Fast to Reverse Climate Change: Study” (Dec. 3, 2013)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC  “Abrupt Climate Disaster Threat Raises Call for Early Warning System” (Dec. 3, 2013)

TIME “Scientific Panel: Global Warming Threatens Society, Warning System Needed” (Dec. 4, 2013)

CNN  “Watch out for climate ‘surprises,’ scientists warn” (Dec. 4, 2013)

NATIONAL JOURNAL  “Scientists: Nation Unprepared for ‘Abrupt’ Climate Changes” (Dec. 3, 2013)

HUFFINGTON POST  “Climate Change’s Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren’t Ready For: Report” (Dec. 3, 2013)

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR  “When global warming kicks into overdrive, how will we know?” (video)

DENVER POST “Scientists want global monitoring to warn of climate change impacts” (Dec. 3, 2013)

THE WASHINGTON POST (blog) “What surprises could climate change have in store for us?” (Dec. 4, 2013)

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT  “Report: Consequences of Global Warming Could Occur Soon” (Dec. 4, 2013)

THE ATLANTIC WIRE “How to Draw Two Opposite Conclusions From the Same Climate Change Report” (Dec. 4, 2013)

MOTHER JONES  “Which Hollywood-Style Climate Disasters Will Strike in Your Lifetime?” (Dec. 5, 2013)

VANCOUVER OBSERVER  “Humanity wholly unprepared for abrupt climate impacts, warns Report” (Dec. 4, 2013

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT (Opinion) “Climate Change Consequences Are Just Around the Corner” (Dec. 5, 2013)

NEW SCIENTIST “Promising postgrads of the near future” (Dec. 4, 2013)

NATIONAL POST “Michael Byers: Newfoundland’s new northern frontier” (Dec. 20, 2013)

FORBES  “L.A.’s 2014: New Year. New Start. New Tech.” (Jan. 3, 2014)

THE GLOBE AND MAIL  “A reality check on the Northwest Passage ‘boom” (Jan. 7, 2014)

THE GLOBE AND MAIL  “Is spending public money on the Far North worth it?” (Jan. 23, 2014)

BOSTON GLOBE  “Forecasting the future.” (Jan. 3, 2015)

LOS ANGELES TIMES (includes video) “Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt” (Jan. 12, 2015)  video:

SCIENCE DAILY  “Greenland meltwater contributes to rising sea levels” (Jan. 13, 2015)

THE OXONIAN REVIEW  “Must everything really die? (March 2, 2015)

THE WASHINGTON POST  “Why NASA’s so worried that Greenland’s melting could speed up” (Aug. 29, 2015)

PHYS.ORG  “A summer of NASA research on sea level rise in Greenland” (Aug. 31, 2015)

THE NEW YORK TIMES (front page print/online editions, multimedia) Online edition “Greenland is melting away” (Oct. 27, 2015)

Related piece” A Drone’s Vantage Point of a Melting Greenland”

Print Edition: “A Close-Up Look at Greenland, Melting Away” (front page, The New York Times, Oct. 28 , 2015)

THE NEW YORKER “Greenland is Melting” by Elizabeth Kolbert (Oct. 24, 2016) (print and online editions)

THE NEW YORK TIMES (front page online edition, multimedia, print edition) Online edition “As Greenland Melts, Where is the Water Going?” (Dec. 05, 2017) Print edition: “As Greenland Melts, Where is the Water Going?” (Dec. 13, 2017), The New York Times, Vol. CLXVII, No. 57,810, page A10.

THE WASHINGTON POST  “Russia’s Suez Canal? Ships start plying a less-icy Arctic, thanks to climate change” (Sept. 8, 2018)

DISCOVER MAGAZINE  “In Greenland, Retreating Snow is Making Ancient Ice Melt Faster (March 7, 2019)

NBC NEWS  “Greta Thunberg and mass protests defined the year in climate change” (Dec. 30, 2019)

GEOGRAPHY REALM  “Review – Rivers of Power” (book review by G.T. Dempsey, April 2, 2020)

REAL CLEAR SCIENCE  “An Archaeological Explanation for the Story of Noah’s Ark” (by Ross Pomeroy, March 26, 2020)

REAL CLEAR SCIENCE  “A Surprising Paradox of Major Floods” (by Ross Pomeroy, March 31, 2020)

REAL CLEAR SCIENCE  “An Archaeological Explanation for the Story of Noah’s Ark” (by Ross Pomeroy, March 26, 2020)

BBC SCIENCE FOCUS MAGAZINE “Ten of the best science books coming out this month” (by Alexander McNamara, 1 April 2020)

THE GLOBE AND MAIL “Spring books preview: 38 of the best new reads in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and gardening” (by Becky Toyne, 17 April 2020)

READER’S DIGEST “8 Rivers That Could Disappear in the Next 100 Years” (by Bobbi Dempsey, April 2020)

THE SPECTATOR “Our rivers, as much as our oceans, are in urgent need of protection” (BOOK REVIEW by Derek Turner, 16 April 2020)

THE GLOBE AND MAIL “Spring books preview: 38 of the best new reads in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and gardening (by Becky Toyne, 17 April 2020)

KIRKUS “Books About the Earth: Rivers, Plants, Reefs, More” (by Eric Liebetrau, 24 April 2020)

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN More Time Out in Nature is an Unexpected Benefit of the COVID-19 Sheltering Rules” [Op-Ed, by L.C. Smith] Scientific American (26 April 2020)

POPULAR SCIENCE “Rivers of Power – Laurence Smith” (BOOK REVIEW by Brian Clegg, 29 April 2020)

THE TIMES “Rivers of Power by Laurence C Smith review — how rivers made history” (BOOK REVIEW by David Aaronovitch, 1 May 2020)

NATURE “Books in Brief” (by Andrew Robinson, 7 May 2020)

FINANCIAL TIMES “The best books of the week” (15 May 2020)

NASA “When Rivers are Borders” (by Adam Voiland, 27 May 2020)

“Earth’s water cycle is increasingly dictated by humans” (by Brooks Hays, 3 March 2021)

“Scientists looked at more than 200,000 bodies of water from space. This is why” (by Joe Myers, 22 March 2021)

“What a glacial river reveals about the Greenland Ice Sheet” (by Roberto Molar Candanosa, 5 April 2021)
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“Demand for water is rapidly increasing as supply dwindles” (by Ayanna Runcie, 22 April 2021)

“The Book: Rivers of Power” (PODCAST with Sam Carter, 11 May 2021)

“Supraglacial Rivers” (PODCAST with Sam Carter, 8 June 2021)

“There’s no outrunning the risks of climate-fueled weather” (by Ben Geman, 2 October 2021)



Greenland ice sheet surges in daily melt cycles (American Geophysical Union, 5 April 2021)—

New study takes the pulse of a Greenland glacier at midsummer, finding a daily cycle of warming, surface melting, below glacier water storage, water runoff and ice motion.

What a Glacial River Reveals About the Greenland Ice Sheet (NASA, 5 April 2021)–Scientists supported by NASA are shedding more light into the complex processes under the Greenland Ice Sheet that control how fast its glaciers slide toward the ocean and contribute to sea level rise


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