Category Archives: glaciology

The science of naturally-occurring ice

Ice melt studies say we underestimate sea level rise

If a couple of new ice studies are only partly right, we face massive disruption from sea level rise within decades. Are melting polar ice sheets as stable as we think, or have we missed something? Could we be facing … Continue reading

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The drawn-out dethroning of King Coal

The prime minister’s belief in King Coal is financially foolhardy and bad for the health of the planet. [11 August 2015 | Peter Boyer] If, perhaps encouraged by last week’s snow, you still harbour a secret belief that global warming … Continue reading

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The danse macabre of politics, business and carbon dioxide

Business’s bottom line is now the favoured target of activists seeking to have an impact on our relentlessly-rising CO2 levels [24 March 2015 | Peter Boyer] By the end of next year, for the first time in human history, the … Continue reading

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