Tag Archives: Antarctica

The awesome challenge of coastal inundation

A significant increase in Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level rise raises the prospect of a 1 metre to 1.8 metre sea level rise within a human lifetime. That should be raising alarm bells among authorities and planners. A giant is stirring to … Continue reading

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The greening of Greenland

The ice of Greenland is melting, and the difference is discernible in our sea levels. [15 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] As a child I’d spend hours studying maps and pondering what lay behind them. I recall being intensely fascinated … Continue reading

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An achievement of Olympian proportion

It’s hard to overstate the achievement of three Hobart scientists (and their British-based collaborator) in describing and locating deep-ocean carbon sinks in the Southern Ocean. [7 August 2012 | Peter Boyer] I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from … Continue reading

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