Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, peaking at 14.78m square kilometres (sq km) on 13 March. It is the joint seventh smallest... Read More
A widely reported study in 2016 that suggested Antarctica could add more than a metre to sea levels by 2100 was likely an “overestimate”, new... Read More
Since satellite records of sea ice began in the 1970s, the world’s poles have shown a contrasting picture. While Arctic sea ice levels have fallen... Read More
Cold meltwater running off Antarctica’s ice sheets and into the ocean could dampen the pace of global temperature rise, a new study suggests. ... Read More
Spraying aerosols high in the stratosphere could dampen global warming over land, but may not prevent the oceans from heating up, new research says. ... Read More
Natural ocean variability is heightening the rate of retreat of the West Antarctic ice sheet, a new study finds. ... Read More
The rapid rise of bedrock beneath one of the fastest melting regions of the West Antarctic ice sheet could help prevent it collapsing, new research... Read More
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
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
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
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