Tag: Antarctica

Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice in less than 30 years

‘Stunned’ scientists say there is little doubt global heating is to blame for the loss A total of 28 trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth since 1994. That is stunning conclusion of UK scientists who have analysed satellite surveys of the planet’s poles, mountains and glaciers to measure how […]

‘There’s still a choice’: New Zealand’s melting glaciers show the human fingerprints of climate change

New research has found extreme melting of the country’s glaciers in 2018 was at least ten times more likely due to human-caused global heating Twice a year, glaciologist Lauren Vargo and her colleagues set up camp beside two small lakes close to New Zealand’s Brewster glacier. Each time the trek to carry the measuring stakes […]

Century-old Antarctic journal reveals survival and sexed-up penguins

Scott expedition notebooks acquired by Natural History Museum hold ‘crucial data’ Detailed century-old observations of penguin behaviour, including sexual activity so depraved and shocking it was recorded in Greek alphabet code, have been acquired by the Natural History Museum. Curators at the museum announced the purchase of original manuscript notebooks made by the explorer George […]

The changing landscape of the Antarctic – in pictures

Sam Edmonds, an Antarctic tour guide and photographer, took these images from a helicopter along the Eastern coastline between Cape Adare and the Cooperation Sea during summer. The continent’s vastness and the scale of the climate challenge it faces is palpable from up above. Across both polar regions, ice cover has become an important way […]

GLOBAL WARNING – Antarctica Ice Melting Fast Global Warming Potential Sea Level Rise of 75 Metres

GLOBAL WARNING – Antarctica Ice Melting Fast Global Warming Potential Sea Level Rise of 70 Metres