Huge Antarctic glacier retreat does not bode well

Over the last 22 years researchers have observed that the East Antarctic Denman Glacier has retreated 5 kilometers, nearly 3 miles. Here is the trend that has been observed … Why does this cause concern? If fully thawed, the ice in Denman would cause sea levels worldwide to rise about 1.5 meters, almost 5 feet. … Read more

Climate History – New Ice Core data available

ice core

By drilling into the Antarctic Ice sheet and extracting core samples we are in effect going back in time. The physical properties of the ice and of material trapped in it can be used to reconstruct the climate over the age range of the core. The proportions of different oxygen and hydrogen isotopes provide information about ancient temperatures, … Read more

Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss – 3 papers

Antarctic Ice Sheet

Today we have 3 scientific papers all focused on the demise of Antarctic Ice sheets. The theme is loosely yesterday, today and tomorrow. Let’s dive right in. Nature: West Antarctic ice sheet and CO2greenhouse effect: a threat of disaster The abstract reads … If the global consumption of fossil fuels continues to grow at its … Read more