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.
If the world is to adapt to sea level rise with minimal cost, we must address the uncertainty surrounding Antarctica’s melting ice sheet. This requires significant investment in scientific capacity.
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.
Microphones on the seafloor recorded life under the Antarctic ice for two years – inadvertently catching seal trills and chirps that are above the range of human hearing. Could they be for navigation?
Living sustainably has its challenges, but none greater than in the climate and geography of Antarctica.
These lakes could threaten the future stability of parts of the Antarctic ice sheet.
Studies show that the Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the planet.
Antarctica studies show sea level rise may be happening faster than we’re planning for, and airports will be hit hard.
Sea levels could rise by two metres by 2100, sparking a refugee crisis unlike anything the world has ever seen.