Tag Archives: Antarctica

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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Understanding sea level demands caution, patience

Not all our news can be rendered in short sound grabs and black headlines, which makes for problems in understanding implications of the science behind rising sea levels. [10 July 2012 | Peter Boyer] Patience is a virtue, my mother … Continue reading

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