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Sand bags protecting the beach from sea level rise, Belize

Limiting warming to 1.5C would ‘halve’ land-ice contribution to sea level rise by 2100

Holding global temperature rise to no more than 1.5C – rather than following current emissions pledges – could halve the sea level rise from melt... Read More

Ice | May 5. 2021.
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Guest post: Overshooting 2C risks rapid and unstoppable sea level rise from Antarctica

In 2015, governments from across the world committed to the Paris Agreement and its goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C or 2C. Yet, the emissions... Read More

Guest posts | May 5. 2021.
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Melting glaciers drove ‘21% of sea level rise’ over past two decades

Glacier melt across the world has accelerated over the past two decades, a new study finds, with the resulting meltwater accounting for 21% of global... Read More

Glaciers | Apr 28. 2021.
Shackleton ice shelf, Antarctica

Guest post: The fate of Antarctic ice shelves at 1.5C, 2C and 4C of warming

Antarctica’s ice shelves – the floating tongues of ice formed where the ice sheet meets the ocean – are especially useful indicators of a warmi... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 8. 2021.
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Guest post: Identifying three ‘tipping points’ in Antarctica’s Pine Island glacier

Antarctica may seem far away for most of us, yet this remote continent contains enough ice to raise sea levels around the world by tens of metres. It... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 6. 2021.
Sea ice in Svalbard

Arctic sea ice winter peak in 2021 is joint-seventh lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, peaking at 14.77m square kilometres (km2) on 21 March. This is the joint-seventh smallest... Read More

Sea ice | Mar 31. 2021.
The Nandi Devi mountain in Uttarakhand is the source of the Rishi river, which flooded this week

Factcheck: Did climate change contribute to India’s catastrophic ‘glacial flood’?

On Sunday 7 February, a sudden flood devastated a Himalayan valley in the Indian province of Uttarakhand. It tore through two hydroelectric dams, kil... Read More

Factchecks | Feb 9. 2021.
Turquoise lake in the andes mountains in peru

Guest post: How climate change threatens a Peruvian city with ‘glacial flood’

The worldwide retreat of mountain glaciers is one of the most visible impacts of climate change. In the wake of receding glaciers, thousands of lakes... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 4. 2021.
Melting ice in Greenland - ice cave with blue water on inland ice sheet.

New climate models suggest faster melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Greenland’s vast ice sheet could melt faster than previously thought over the 21st century, according to a new study. The Greenland ice sheet is... Read More

Ice | Dec 15. 2020.
The edge of the Greenland ice sheet.

Greenland to lose ice far faster this century than in the past 12,000 years

The scale of loss from the Greenland ice sheet will be higher this century than in any other over the past 12,000 years, a new study concludes. Ho... Read More

Ice | Sep 30. 2020.
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Arctic sea ice shrinks to second-lowest summer minimum on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its second lowest level on record, data shows. Each year, Arctic sea ice goes through a seasonal cycle, growing in area... Read More

Sea ice | Sep 21. 2020.
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