‘Teetering at the edge’: Scientists warn of rapid melting of Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday glacier’

by Harry Cockburn, The Independent  Highlights The Thwaites glacier in Antarctica, which is almost the same size as the United Kingdom, is melting and its collapse would raise sea levels close to 2 feet This glacier is considered to be very important to the health of other neighboring glaciers. Its collapse may result in the … Read more

We are on track with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst-case climate warming scenario

Melting glacier

by the European Space Agency Highlights: A new report from an international team of polar scientists concludes that ice losses from Antarctica and Greenland are rising faster than expected, leading the region to the IPCC’s worst-case climate warming scenario: Greenland and Antarctica lost 6.4 trillion tonnes of ice which has pushed global sea levels up … Read more

One of Antarctica’s fastest-shrinking glaciers just lost an iceberg twice the size of Washington, D.C.

By Brandon Specktor, Live Science Highlights: Pine Island Glacier, one of the fastest-shrinking glaciers in Antarctica, broke off chunks of ice in an event known as “calving,” just days after the region hit it’s all-time highest temperature. Calving, the breaking of ice away from the edge of glaciers, has become a nearly annual occurrence for the … Read more

Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record

By Jonathan Watts, The Guardian Highlights: Seymore Island along the Antarctic Peninsula reached an all-time high temperature of nearly 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The high temperature was recorded by Terrantar, a Brazilian government project monitoring climate change impacts throughout Antarctica The increasing temperatures may be due to El Niño weather events and shifts in ocean currents … Read more