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Unusual iceberg at Rothera Research Station, Antarctic Peninsula. Credit: Andrew Shepherd, University of Leeds.

Sea level rise due to Antarctic ice melt has ‘tripled over past five years’

The rate of sea level rise resulting from the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet has tripled over the past five years, according to new research from... Read More

Sea level rise | Jun 13. 2018.
KYNHKF Operation IceBridge View of Larsen C

‘Foehn winds’ causing Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf to melt in winter

Parts of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf are melting in the depths of winter, when temperatures typically stay well below freezing, research finds. ... Read More

Antarctic | May 2. 2018.
Flight over the Thwaites glacier. Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation & U.S. Antarctic Program

Video: Why studying Thwaites glacier is vital for forecasting sea level rise

The UK and US have jointly launched a five-year research programme this week to study one of the world’s largest – and, potentially, most... Read More

Antarctic | May 2. 2018.
MF17A5 Detail of blossoming cherry flowers with sun in background.

State of the climate: Warm start to 2018 despite La Niña conditions

The first three months of 2018 have been between the fourth and sixth warmest first quarter on record since 1880. This is despite a modest La Niña... Read More

Global temperature | May 1. 2018.
Ice shelf glacier falling into the sea, Fournier Bay, Antarctica. Credit: Radharc Images / Alamy Stock Photo. E06HF5

Guest post: Using satellites to track the retreat of Antarctica’s glaciers

Dr Hannes Konrad was formerly a research fellow in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds and now works at the Alfred Wegener... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 4. 2018.
KDX99H Offshore view across sea ice floe to mountains on east coast at 2 am in arctic summer. Spitsbergen island, Svalbard archipelago, Norway, Scandinavia.

Limiting warming to 1.5C could ‘substantially’ cut risk of ice-free Arctic summers

Meeting the Paris Agreement’s aspirational target of limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels could “substantially” reduce... Read More

Sea ice | Apr 2. 2018.
Sea ice and Arctic mountains of Raudfjord, Spitsbergen on the Svalbard Archipelago. Credit: Josh Harrison / Alamy Stock Photo. ED92R5

Arctic sea ice hits second-lowest winter peak on record

Arctic sea ice has experienced its maximum extent for the year, reaching 14.48m square kilometers on 17 March – the second smallest in the 39-year... Read More

Sea ice | Mar 26. 2018.
Krossfjorden, Svalbard, Norway. Credit: GRID Arendel/ Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

Global warming to date could ‘obliterate’ a third of glacier ice

The warming the world has already experienced could be enough to melt more than a third of the world’s glaciers outside Antarctica and Greenland –... Read More

Glaciers | Mar 19. 2018.
Bredstedt, Germany. 28 February 2018. A snow plough in operation in Bredstedt, Germany. Strong snowfall lead to a difficult traffic situation on the streets of Nordfriesland. Credit: Frank Molter/dpa/Alamy Live News M63JJY

Explainer: The polar vortex, climate change and the ‘Beast from the East’

While much of Europe is shivering in subzero temperatures, the Arctic and eastern US have basked in unseasonably warm conditions in recent weeks. ... Read More

Extreme weather | Mar 1. 2018.
E462PE King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) crossing water to reach breeding site, South Georgia. Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, 2008.

Climate change: 70% of king penguins could ‘abruptly relocate or disappear’ by 2100

The arduous journey that king penguins must make in order to hunt fish to bring back to their young could become even longer as the climate warms,... Read More

Wildlife | Feb 26. 2018.
Snowshoe hares.

Animals with white winter camouflage could struggle to adapt to climate change

Animals that turn white in the winter to hide themselves in snowy landscapes could struggle to adapt to climate change, research suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Feb 15. 2018.
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