Antarctica's 'doomsday' glacier: how its collapse could trigger global floods and swallow islands

A massive Antarctic ice shelf is showing signs of cracking and could trigger worldwide flooding.

Ella Gilbert, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climate Science, University of Reading • conversation
Dec. 22, 2021 ~6 min

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

Antarctic: Exhibition recalls Ernest Shackleton's final quest

It's 100 years since the great Antarctic explorer set out on his last voyage to the White Continent.

bbcnews
Sept. 17, 2021 ~5 min

Extremophiles: resilient microorganisms that help us understand our past - and future

How do organisms survive extreme conditions – and how can their adaptations help us develop better technology?

Jaz L Millar, PhD Researcher in Biology, Cardiff University • conversation
Aug. 10, 2021 ~8 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

Study says Antarctic Ice Sheet melt to lift sea level higher than thought

Antarctic Ice Sheet melting to lift sea level higher than thought, study says. New calculations show the rise due to warming would be 30% above forecasts.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
April 30, 2021 ~4 min


Antarctica's ice shelves are trembling as global temperatures rise – what happens next is up to us

In a new study, we found that a third of Antarctica's ice shelves could collapse at 4°C of global warming.

Ella Gilbert, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climate Science, University of Reading • conversation
April 9, 2021 ~5 min

Documenting emperor penguins in Antarctica

Stefan Christmann spent almost 15 months in Antarctica alongside 10,000 emperor penguins.

bbcnews
March 2, 2021 ~7 min

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