Tag Archives: glaciology

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 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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Science, humanity and that pale blue dot

An astronomer asks questions about his own planet [24 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] Twenty-five years ago, on Valentine’s Day 1990, a spaceship took a look back across six billion kilometres to the planet where it had begun its long … Continue reading

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