Antarctic is changing dramatically, with global consequences

Antarctic ice sheets are melting, the continent’s climate is changing, and the Southern Ocean is warming, becoming more acidic and losing oxygen. Locally, changing climates…Continue readingAntarctic is changing dramatically, with global consequences

Sea level rise in England will force 200,000 to abandon homes

Sea level rise will force the abandonment of about 200,000 coastal properties in England within 30 years, new data suggests, as the climate crisis takes…Continue readingSea level rise in England will force 200,000 to abandon homes

Bringing order to the chaos of sea level projections

In their effort to provide decision makers with insight into the consequences of climate change, climate researchers are bringing order to the large number of…Continue readingBringing order to the chaos of sea level projections

Africa, already suffering from warming, will see worse

Although Africa has contributed relatively little to the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions, the continent has suffered some of the world’s heaviest impacts of climate change.…Continue readingAfrica, already suffering from warming, will see worse

Study – Rapid glacier retreat rates observed in West Antarctica

The Pope, Smith and Kohler glaciers, in the Amundsen Sea Embayment of West Antarctica, have experienced enhanced ocean-induced ice-shelf melt, glacier acceleration, ice thinning and…Continue readingStudy – Rapid glacier retreat rates observed in West Antarctica

Filipinos count cost of climate crisis as typhoons get ever more destructive

A few days before Christmas, Super-typhoon Rai – known locally as Odette – ravaged the Philippines. Lost lives continue to climb two weeks on. Vast…Continue readingFilipinos count cost of climate crisis as typhoons get ever more destructive

Scientist says time is running out for West Antarctic ice sheet

The last time carbon dioxide levels were where they are today, at more than 415 parts per million, was 4 million years ago, and the…Continue readingScientist says time is running out for West Antarctic ice sheet

Butressing of Thwaites glacier in Antarctica expected to fail within 10 years

Scientists have discovered a series of worrying weaknesses in the ice shelf holding back one of Antarctica’s most dangerous glaciers, suggesting that this important buttress…Continue readingButressing of Thwaites glacier in Antarctica expected to fail within 10 years

Antarctic ice sheet destabilized within a decade

After the natural warming that followed the last Ice Age, there were repeated periods when masses of icebergs broke off from Antarctica into the Southern…Continue readingAntarctic ice sheet destabilized within a decade

Rain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record

Rain has fallen on the summit of Greenland’s huge ice cap for the first time on record. Temperatures are normally well below freezing on the…Continue readingRain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record

As Asian cities sink, managed retreat must be tabled

Rising sea levels and climate change are posing serious threats to the population and economy of several Asian coastal cities—Bangkok, Dhaka, Jakarta, Manila and Shanghai,…Continue readingAs Asian cities sink, managed retreat must be tabled

China’s sea-level rise raises threat to economic hubs to extreme

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This melting glacier was already the biggest source of sea level rise. Then things got worse.

“Ice loss here could be catastrophic and irreversible on centennial time scales.”Continue readingThis melting glacier was already the biggest source of sea level rise. Then things got worse.