Antartica

Two major Antarctic glaciers are tearing loose from their restraints, scientists say

“The loss of the glacier could trigger the broader collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet, which contains enough ice to eventually raise seas by about 10 feet.” WaPo: Two major Antarctic glaciers are tearing loose from their restraints, scientists say Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers already contribute 5 percent of sea-level rise. Enormous curved crevasses […]

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South Pole warming three times faster than rest of Earth: study

South Pole warming three times faster than rest of Earth: study June 29, 2020 By Agence France-Presse The South Pole has warmed three times faster than the rest of the planet in the last 30 years due to warmer tropical ocean temperatures, new research showed Monday. Antarctica’s temperature varies widely according to season and region,

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Climate Change: There’s so much ‘green snow’ in the Antarctic, you can see it from space

There’s so much ‘green snow’ in the Antarctic, you can see it from space Christian Cotroneo Welcome to the green, green acres of Antarctica. Yes, you read that right. Scientists note that algal blooms are dressing up parts of the South Pole in emerald hues so vast they can be seen from space. In a

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A glacier the size of Florida is on track to change the course of human civilization.

“Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica is enormous and is often referred to as the most dangerous glacier on Earth. It has also been dubbed the Doomsday glacier. The glacier holds two feet of sea level but, more importantly, it is the “backstop” for four other glaciers which holds an additional 10-13 feet of sea level

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Iceberg larger than Los Angeles breaks off of Antarctica

“The iceberg reportedly spans roughly 632 square miles and contains 315 billion tons of ice. It is reportedly the largest piece of ice to have separated from the shelf in more than 100 years.” The HILL Reports: Iceberg larger than Los Angeles breaks off of Antarctica By Aris Folley – 10/02/19 01:21 PM EDT An iceberg larger than the

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