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Antarctica’s ice sheet passes a tipping point

Nothing we can do will stop the West Antarctic ice sheet from collapsing over the next few centuries, causing big sea level rises. [10 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] The great white land to our south, which holds 90 per … Continue reading

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Where Antarctic ice meets the Southern Ocean

Mawson’s scientific venture gets the credit it deserves as modern science seeks to understand what’s happening to the Antarctic ice sheet [17 January 2012 | Peter Boyer] A hundred years ago this summer, an expedition led by a South Australian … Continue reading

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The quest for a million-year ice record

The world’s ice sheets are our best record of what the climate was like thousands of years ago. Now an international team has begun the search for a million-year ice core from the continent’s deepest ice. Continue reading

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