When the ice thaws, ocean levels rise. And four new studies show climate heating can happen fast.
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The world’s largest reservoir of snow and ice could be melting faster than ever. Two new studies highlight Antarctic warming.
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They are different worlds, one an ocean, the other a continent. But a polar link keeps them in touch with each other.
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New weather patterns in the warming Antarctic are leaving thousands of penguins in peril, prompting calls for them to be specially protected.
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Polar change, notably the fast Arctic melt, could impose huge costs on world economies. New evidence shows how rapidly the frozen north is changing.
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As more acidic seas spread across the globe, conditions for survival start to change. That could close vast volumes of ocean for vital forms of life.
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Sea level rise and melting polar ice sheets may not cause a climate catastrophe, but they will certainly change weather patterns unpredictably.
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10 October, 2018 – Could a vast underwater wall in front of an unstable glacier prevent dangerous sea level rise? Or should everyone just move further inland?
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10 July, 2018 – Once again, past warming warns of the power of climate change. The surprise is that it doesn’t take much warming to raise sea levels six metres.
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21 March, 2018 – Runaway climate change will alter the pattern of ocean productivity and circulation and play perhaps irreversible havoc with fish catches.
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