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Not quite so bad? New research on ice loss

The direst predictions of sea-level rise caused by melting Antarctic ice sheets may not come about, so says new research published in Nature. However, the impact of ice loss on the climate are still not fully understood and may even be worse…
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Antarctic ice loss increases sixfold

A new study from the University of California, Irvine, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Netherlands' Utrecht University shows that the yearly loss of ice mass in Antarctica has increased sixfold in the last four decades. Read more…
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Where is Antarctica heading?

What will Antarctica look like in 2070? Will it be transformed almost beyond recognition? Will global warming lead a huge loss of ice, major sea level rise, radical upheaval to ecosystems, and a massive in growth in human presence and resource…
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ICESat-2 launches to measure polar ice

What's happening to the Antarctic ice-sheet? How quickly is it melting and by how much? A couple of days ago NASA launched ICESat-2 which will allow scientists to get a clear picture of ice-sheet loss at both poles - and the potential sea-level…
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New research shows ice loss accelerating

ESA reports that a team of researchers from around the world has discovered that ice loss in Antarctica has accelerated three-fold since the last such study in 2012. Between 2012 and 2017, Antarctica lost 219 billion tonnes of ice a year, raising…

Exceptional! Live discussion at the European Parliament with a scientist direct from Concordia Base

A unique event took place yesterday at the European Parliament (EP). It was a live web call with senior climatologist Dr Jérôme Chappellaz who is currently at the Franco-Italian Concordia Base in Antarctica, with EP Vice-President Heidi…