Climate History – New Ice Core data available

ice core

By drilling into the Antarctic Ice sheet and extracting core samples we are in effect going back in time. The physical properties of the ice and of material trapped in it can be used to reconstruct the climate over the age range of the core. The proportions of different oxygen and hydrogen isotopes provide information about ancient temperatures, … Read more Climate History – New Ice Core data available

Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss – 3 papers

Antarctic Ice Sheet

Today we have 3 scientific papers all focused on the demise of Antarctic Ice sheets. The theme is loosely yesterday, today and tomorrow. Let’s dive right in. Nature: West Antarctic ice sheet and CO2greenhouse effect: a threat of disaster The abstract reads … If the global consumption of fossil fuels continues to grow at its … Read more Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss – 3 papers

Dramatic drop in Antarctic Sea Ice

Antarctic Sea Ice

You might, or perhaps might not have seen some of the stories regarding the sudden drop in the amount of Antarctic sea ice. As an example, the UK’s Guardian reports on 2nd July 2019 … ‘Precipitous’ fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed Plunge is far faster than in Arctic and may lead to … Read more Dramatic drop in Antarctic Sea Ice