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A wildfire burns through forests at the Summit Trail Fire in the Colville Reservation, Washington

Melting Arctic sea ice linked to ‘worsening fire hazards’ in western US

Arctic sea ice melt has driven an increase in “fire-favourable weather” across the western US over the past four decades, according to new resear... Read More

Wildfires | Nov 25. 2021.
A glacier at the edge of the ice sheet, melting water and mud are pictured in the North of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Guest post: How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2021

This year, the Greenland ice sheet has provided a feast for scientists. A cool and wet early summer with unusually large and late snowfall in June... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 16. 2021.
Arctic sea ice floe in Svalbard

Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2021 is ‘12th lowest’ on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its annual minimum for 2021, clocking in at the 12th lowest on record, according to provisional data from the US National ... Read More

Sea ice | Sep 22. 2021.
Small island in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, with pack ice in the foreground

Guest post: Deciphering the rise and fall of Antarctic sea ice extent

The sharp decline in Arctic sea ice over recent decades has become one of the most enduring images of the Earth’s warming climate. Yet, at the same... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 29. 2021.
View of Ama Dablam on the way to Everest Base Camp Nepal

Climate change has driven 16% drop in ‘snow meltwater’ from Asia’s high mountains

Climate change is reducing the supply of water from melting snow to many of the largest rivers in Asia, threatening the water security of millions of... Read More

Ice | Jun 24. 2021.
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.
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