Seafloor sediments from beneath the Ross Ice Shelf represent an archive of warmer periods in Earth’s past. An ambitious international project aims to uncover what we can learn about our hotter future.
Humanity has lost control of West Antarctic ice-sheet melting.
The Pacific Ocean is entering the hot phase of its temperature cycle, an event that will turbo-charge global warming.
A recent paper suggested damaging climate tipping points could be closer than first thought.
A new modelling approach improves projections of Antarctica’s future ice loss. It shows a low-emissions scenario would avoid the collapse of West Antarctica’s ice sheet and limit sea-level rise.
The latest report on climate science comes on the heels of heatwaves, wildfires, flooding and storms. It will help policy-makers act on plans to curb emissions or adapt to climate change.
When Antarctica’s land-based ice melts, the land bounces up slightly as the weight of the ice lifts. This affects sea levels across the world, but not enough to offset sea-level rise.
Living sustainably has its challenges, but none greater than in the climate and geography of Antarctica.
Applied games can help us to tackle problems like climate change by appealing to players’ hearts and minds.
Scientists have found that the bedrock underneath the West Antarctica Ice Sheet has the potential to rebound in response to melting faster than thought, which could act to stabilize the ice.