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Solar geoengineering may not halt ocean warming, study says

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

Geoengineering | Oct 29. 2018.
A crack appears across the Pine Island Glacier, a major ice stream that drains the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Scientists find ‘natural pulses’ in recent melting of West Antarctic ice sheet

Natural ocean variability is heightening the rate of retreat of the West Antarctic ice sheet, a new study finds. ... Read More

Antarctic | Aug 13. 2018.
Crack along Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctic Ice Shelf. Credit: NG Images / Alamy Stock Photo. D4B7A9

Land uplift ‘could prevent’ collapse of West Antarctic ice sheet

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

Antarctic | Jun 21. 2018.
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.
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.
S07BF0 Sunlight over the sea. Credit: Gary Moger / Stockimo / Alamy Stock Photo

State of the climate: how the world warmed in 2017

The climate data for 2017 is now in. In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the oceans, atmosphere,... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 26. 2018.
D9GXCD Pine Island Bay in West Antarctica.

El Niño causes West Antarctica’s ice shelves to gain height yet lose mass

El Niño events are known for bringing floods to South America and contributing to wildfires in Indonesia, but new research reveals they also affect... Read More

Antarctic | Jan 8. 2018.
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