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?
Shocking new insights reveals that the Greenland ice mass is rapidly melting. The rate of now four times faster than it was in 2003. This will lead to a faster sea level rise. Let’s jump into the actual study and see what it actually tells us. New Study: Accelerating changes in ice mass within Greenland, … Read moreGreenland Ice Mass melt is Accelerating
There is a new study. Titled “Global sea-level contribution from Arctic land ice: 1971–2017” and published 21st Dec, it lays out the data for the amount of ice loss and sea level rise since 1971. The publication of this study motivated one of the authors to tweet as follows … Quick Summary The study itself … Read moreTrillions of tonnes of Ice Loss and Sea level
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.
We often read stories about the ice in the Arctic, Antarctic, and Greenland melting, but how can we know if this is really true, can we ever be sure? One rather robust and quite irrefutable bit of evidence would be sea level. If indeed there was an on-going trend of a warming Arctic then there should also be an … Read moreIs Sea Level Really Rising?
A new and quite impressive paper has been published in Nature that lays out about two million years of climate history. What has happened in the past is a rather obviously valuable tool because it also enables us to understand the future we face. Prior to this specific paper only small windows of specific periods … Read moreWhat Does Climate History reveal about our future?