Giant Void under Antarctic Ice

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The media has picked up some stories concerning Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier. For example … Independent: Massive cavity opening in Antarctic glacier is ‘disturbing’ sign of climate change, says Nasa CNN: Gigantic hole two-thirds the size of Manhattan discovered in Antarctic glacier etc… What is the alpha source for these stories? Basically it is the following NASA JPL … Read moreGiant Void under Antarctic Ice

How much Ice is being lost in the Antarctic?

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By using satellite data over a period of four decades it becomes possible to work out how much ice is being lost in the Antarctic. So how much is being lost? The answer comes via a new study that has just been published in PNAS on 22nd January 2019. Let’s take a look to see … Read moreHow much Ice is being lost in the Antarctic?

New Study: Moderate warming will lead to huge increases in Sea level

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A new study has been published in nature that reveals some very worrying data. Looking back to see what has actually happened in the past is a good way to work out what is coming as we warm the planet, and it is that data that reveals the degree of warming required to melt vast … Read moreNew Study: Moderate warming will lead to huge increases in Sea level

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble.

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It is big news from the Antarctic and many media outlets have quite rightly picked it up and reported on this, so let’s dig into it a bit, by going to the alpha source. Something dramatic is happening in the Antarctic. We have precise measurements going back to 1992 when satellites enabled us to measure what … Read moreAntarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble.

Thwaites Glacier: Biggest ever Antarctic field campaign

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The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is not simply some far away place of scientific interest, but instead has become the focus of the biggest ever Antarctic field campaign. It has become apparent that what is happening there right now has the potential to greatly impact us … soon. Because of the risk, the biggest ever joint UK-US … Read moreThwaites Glacier: Biggest ever Antarctic field campaign