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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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Our fossil-fuelled heaven is turning apocalyptic

Somehow we have to find a way of connecting political and business talk about fossil fuels with the physical consequences of burning them [13 January 2015 | Peter Boyer]   A paper published in the renowned science journal Nature last … 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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