Tagged: glacier

Antarctic glacier’s unstable past reveals danger of future melting - Guest Work

Guest Author May 19, 2016

By Alan Aitken, University of Western Australia New mapping of one of the most remote areas in Antarctica has revealed regions deep within Earth’s largest ice sheet that are particularly prone to rapid melting. Our study, published today in Nature, is focused on East Antarctica’s Totten Glacier, the outlet for the world’s largest ice catchment. The results … Read More

Frozen Friday Fab Four #5 - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf May 23, 2014

Four of the Antarctic or anything else headlines/social media bits that have grabbed my attention this week(ish). Large glaciers are in irreversible decline signalling the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet more rapidly than predicted. Sea levels will rise as a result. Image credit: Victoria Metcalf 1. Although it may have been overshadowed somewhat by the elevator bust-up … Read More

Frozen Friday Fab Four #1 - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Mar 28, 2014

Four of the Antarctic or anything else headlines/social media bits that have grabbed my attention this week.   1. A new study (full reference here) released has just shown that there’s a lot more ice being lost from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet than previously thought. We should … Read More

TDB today: Tomorrow is being written in New Zealand’s mountains - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 11, 2013

In a rather reflective last post for the year at The Daily Blog today — Tomorrow is being written in New Zealand’s mountains — I ruminate on the impact warming is having on New Zealand’s largest glacier. All pictures were taken last Sunday, from a little yellow boat bobbing on the growing terminal lake. A […] … Read More

Easterbrook’s wrong (again) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 04, 2011

Over the holiday period I’ve had a number of people point me at the latest “essay” by Don “Cooling-gate” Easterbrook — it was featured in full at µWatts, translated into German and Dutch, and made headline material for Morano: Geologist: 9,099 Of Last 10,500 Years Warmer Than 2010. I was a little surprised. I thought [...] … Read More

Clear and present danger: Lonnie Thompson on the message in the ice - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Dec 10, 2010

Paleoclimatologist Lonnie Thompson, distinguished university professor in the School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University, is well known and widely respected for his decades of work on ice caps and glaciers, especially in tropical and sub-tropical regions. In the past Thompson has let his research data and conclusions speak for him but he [...] … Read More

Tropical ice land: climate change hits Peruvians - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Sep 23, 2010

“It may not be strictly scientific, but anthropological observation like this is invaluable because in the end, people’s interpretation of the events they see around them count as much as or more than any peer-reviewed paper.” Guardian journalist John  Vidal has been with other writers on an Oxfam-guided tour of Peru and Ecuador  to see [...] … Read More

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