The secrets of hidden lakes of water in #Antarctic hint at dire consequences

Chris Mooney has been writing within the Washington Post about a lake of water that exists underneath an ice shelf in East Antarctica … “Many people refer to East Antarctica as being too cold for significant melt,” says Jan Lenaerts, a glaciologist with the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. “I mean there’s marginal melt in summer, … Read more The secrets of hidden lakes of water in #Antarctic hint at dire consequences

Breakup of Larson C Ice Shelf edges closer #antarctic #climate

A picture of a massive rift far inland on the Larson C Ice shelf has been published via NASA #ICEBridge (see above). What is IceBridge? The goal NASA’s Operation IceBridge is to collect data on changing polar land and sea ice. They have been doing this via a series of flights over the region. This is being done … Read more Breakup of Larson C Ice Shelf edges closer #antarctic #climate

#Antarctic ice shelf collapse could raise sea level by 10 feet in your lifetime

What is going on under Pine Island Glacier’s ice shelf is something that appears to be remote, distant, and even potentially irrelevant to most of us. Unfortunately, what actually happens there has the potential to greatly impact not just millions, but tens of millions of human lives over the next 100 years or so. OK, so let’s … Read more #Antarctic ice shelf collapse could raise sea level by 10 feet in your lifetime