Places Archives: Antarctica

Climate Chaos Is Accelerating

Editor’s note: Anyone who is paying attention knows that global climate breakdown is accelerating faster than the worst IPCC predictions. Still, emissions continue to rise, setting records year-after-year. There is no evidence that governments, civil society, or corporations are able to address this in any meaningful way. In fact, all the evidence shows the opposite. … Continue reading Climate Chaos Is Accelerating

NASA: Antarctica suffering annual melt of 1.46 trillion tons of ice

By NASA Ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves are responsible for most of the continent’s ice shelf mass loss, a new study by NASA and university researchers has found. Scientists have studied the rates of basal melt, or the melting of the ice shelves from underneath, of individual ice shelves, the floating … Continue reading NASA: Antarctica suffering annual melt of 1.46 trillion tons of ice

Glaciologist says carbon emissions to date will cause 69 foot sea level rise

By Chris Mooney / Mother Jones Last week, a much-discussed new paper in the journal Nature seemed to suggest to some that we needn’t worry too much about the melting of Greenland, the mile-thick mass of ice at the top of the globe. The research found that the Greenland ice sheet seems to have survived … Continue reading Glaciologist says carbon emissions to date will cause 69 foot sea level rise

Antarctic ice sheet holds estimated 4 billion tons of methane, scientists say

By Press Association A vast reservoir of the potent greenhouse gas methane may be locked beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, a study suggests. Scientists say the gas could be released into the atmosphere if enough of the ice melts away, adding to global warming. Research indicates that ancient deposits of organic matter may have been … Continue reading Antarctic ice sheet holds estimated 4 billion tons of methane, scientists say