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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.
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.
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.
Clouds rolling into a Himalayan Valley in the afternoon, a view from Yala Glacier basecamp, Nepal.

Limiting global warming to 1.5C could save two-thirds of Asia’s glacier ice

Keeping global temperature rise to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels could ensure that two-thirds of the ice stored in Asia's... Read More

Glaciers | Sep 13. 2017.
Warming warning a 1981 documentary about climate change

The 1981 TV documentary that warned about global warming

On the evening of Tuesday, 8 December, 1981, the UK's only commercial TV channel, ITV, broadcast an hour-long documentary called "Warming Warning". ... Read More

Features | May 2. 2017.
Ice shapes on the Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand

‘Cluster of cold years’ behind New Zealand’s surprising glacier growth

Across the world, scientists have recorded the retreat of hundreds of glaciers, providing categorical evidence that the Earth’s climate is warming. ... Read More

Glaciers | Feb 14. 2017.
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Shrinking glaciers are ‘categorical evidence’ of climate change, study says

It is virtually certain that the retreat of many glaciers around the world has been caused by climate change, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Glaciers | Dec 12. 2016.
Iceberg floats in Andord Bay on Graham Land, Antarctic in November.

Warmer oceans driving Antarctic Peninsula glacier melt

The Antarctic Peninsula is a long, relatively narrow limb extending 800 miles out from West Antarctica, and is home to hundreds of glaciers. ... Read More

Antarctic | Jul 14. 2016.
Upernavik Glacier in Northwest Greenland. Credit: Niels Jákup Korsgaard, Natural History Museum, Denmark

Archive photos reveal Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise

Using a “treasure trove” of aerial photos of Greenland, a new study claims to solve a long-standing gap in scientific evidence - how much ice has... Read More

Arctic | Dec 16. 2015.
Baltoro glacier and its surrounding tributaries

Animation: Satellite images of ‘surging’ glaciers in Asia

A new study has created a series of animations that capture 'surging' glaciers in the Karakoram mountain range in Asia over 25 years, from 1990 to... Read More

Glaciers | Nov 26. 2015.
A tabular iceberg at sunset in Pine Island Bay, Antarctica.

Melting Antarctic ice sheets could add up to 30cm to sea levels by 2100

When projecting how sea levels could rise over the coming centuries, one of the most difficult factors for scientists to gauge is how much of the... Read More

Antarctic | Nov 18. 2015.
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