East Coast flooding is a reminder that sea level is rising as the climate warms

Climate change is making ocean levels rise in two ways. It’s a problem that will endure even after the world stabilizes and slashes greenhouse gas pollution.

Jianjun Yin, Associate Professor of Geoscience, University of Arizona • conversation
Nov. 5, 2021 ~6 min

East Coast flooding is a reminder that sea level is rising as the climate warms – here's why the ocean is pouring in more often

Climate change is making ocean levels rise in two ways. It’s a problem that will endure even after the world stabilizes and slashes greenhouse gas pollution.

Jianjun Yin, Associate Professor of Geoscience, University of Arizona • conversation
Nov. 5, 2021 ~6 min


Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren't cut quickly

If emissions continue at their current pace, Antarctica will cross a threshold into runaway sea rise when today’s kids are raising families. Pulling CO2 out of the air later won't stop the ice loss.

Andrea Dutton, Professor of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison • conversation
May 17, 2021 ~8 min

Climate change: how bad could the future be if we do nothing?

A future of heat and strife or humanity’s finest hour – our response to climate change today will define the 21st century.

Mark Maslin, Professor of Earth System Science, UCL • conversation
May 6, 2021 ~9 min

Scientists at work: New recordings of ultrasonic seal calls hint at sonar-like abilities

Microphones on the seafloor recorded life under the Antarctic ice for two years – inadvertently catching seal trills and chirps that are above the range of human hearing. Could they be for navigation?

Lisa Munger, Instructor of Natural Sciences, University of Oregon • conversation
Feb. 9, 2021 ~9 min

When ice sheets melt, it’s a seesaw effect

Ice sheets thousands of kilometers apart influence each other through sea level changes.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

Antarctic ice sheets capable of retreating up to 50 metres per day

The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline retreated at speeds of up to 50 metres per day at the end of the last Ice Age, far more rapid than the satellite-derived retreat rates observed today, new research has found.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

Vintage film reveals Antarctic glacier melting

Newly available archival film has revealed the eastern ice shelf of Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is melting faster than previous estimates, suggesting the shelf may collapse sooner than expected.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 3, 2019 ~5 min


Surface lakes cause Antarctic ice shelves to ‘flex’

The filling and draining of meltwater lakes has been found to cause a floating Antarctic ice shelf to flex, potentially threatening its stability.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 13, 2019 ~6 min

The search for Endurance

In early January, a team of Cambridge scientists set out on an expedition to study and map the Larsen C ice shelf in western Antarctica, and – ice conditions permitting – search for the wreckage of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 24, 2019 ~1 min

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