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The South Pole Is Warming Three Times Faster Than the Rest of Earth

Warm air doesn’t reach Antarctica as easily as the rest of the globe, but a new study has found that not even the South Pole is safe from the influences of human-driven climate change. Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, Earth, Antarctica, South Pole, Ice Ice Maybe


At Least Some Penguins Benefited From Record Antarctic Sea Ice Loss

Antarctica’s sea ice has crashed in recent years. It’s nothing to celebrate, but apparently some Antarctic penguins are loving it. A new study out Wednesday found that a group of Adélie penguins actually thrived during a period of sea ice loss. Don’t get too excited, though. This sea ice loss doesn’t affect all…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Ice, Antarctica, Penguins, Antarctic, Adelie Penguins, Ice Ice Maybe


The Mystery of Antarctica's Record Drop in Sea Ice Has Been Solved

Ice in the polar regions has been under assault from rising ocean and water temperatures. While human-driven climate change is driving widespread weirdness, natural patterns can also lead to chaos.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Ice, Antarctica, Ice Ice Maybe, Polynya


Ancient Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss Dwarfs Modern Melting, Study Finds

More than a year ago, researcher Julian Dowdeswell boarded a research vessel at the edge of the Fimbul ice shelf to the east of the Antarctic Peninsula. He and six other scientists with the University of Cambridge were setting off as part of an expedition to study the ancient patterns of ice sheet retreat along the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, University of Cambridge, Antarctic Peninsula, Larsen C, Ice Ice Maybe, Julian Dowdeswell, Fimbul


Climate Change is Turning Antarctica's Snow Green

As the planet warms, parts of the planet are going green—and not in the environmentally friendly way. Snow in coastal Antarctica is literally turning the color green.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Antarctica, Algae, Algae Blooms, Ice Ice Maybe


The World's Largest Iceberg Just Had a Baby

There’s a new baby in town. No, I don’t mean Grimes’ and Elon Musk’s new baby, X Æ A-12, although this other baby’s name is about as robot-like. I’m talking, of course, about A-68C, the new little iceberg that broke off Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf in late April. What a cutie pie!Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Grimes, Larsen, Ice Ice Baby, Ice Ice Maybe


The Sea Ice Arctic Communities Rely on Could Disappear Three Weeks Earlier

Sea ice near the shore is crucial for dogsled travel for Arctic communities. But a new study shows that when temperatures crank up, it disappears faster—and it’s set to grow a lot worse by the end of the century.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Ice, Arctic, Greenland, Inuit, Ice Ice Maybe


NASA Space Lasers Offer 'Fantastically Detailed' Look at the World's Ice Loss

The ice sheets are melting, and a new study research relies on state-of-the-art technology to reveal where the biggest losses are happening. It’s pretty freaking cool even if the results are bad news.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Greenland, Ice Ice Maybe


Great, Now We Have to Worry About Sunny Skies Melting Greenland's Ice Sheet

Greenland is some of the world’s most-distressed real estate. In recent years, it’s been subject to bizarre fires, and its ice sheet has been cracking up and melting down due to rising temperatures. Now, new research adds to the growing list of calamities the second-biggest stash of ice on the planet faces: sunny…Read more...
Tags: Science, Greenland, Meltdown, Greenland Ice Sheet, Ice Ice Maybe


'One of the Toughest Jobs' on Earth: Studying Melting Ice

Spring is looming in the northern hemisphere. It is habitually a key and busy time for environmental science fieldwork, no more so than for the select community that travel great lengths and endure perilous conditions to study some of the world’s highest glaciers in the mountains of Asia.Read more...
Tags: Asia, Mountains, Science, Alps, Himalayas, Glaciers, Andes, Ice Ice Maybe


Kingdom of Frost Explores How Frozen Landscapes Shaped Humanity

Growing up in the Norwegian Arctic—one of the coldest places on Earth—journalist Bjørn Vassnes became fascinated with the natural sciences. Today, he pens a science column for one of Norway’s most popular daily newspapers and hosts the television science program Schrödingers katt (Schrödinger’s cat) on the Norwegian…Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Arctic, Himalayas, Norway, Glaciers, Cryosphere, Ice Ice Maybe, Bjørn Vassnes


The Climate Crisis Is Causing 'Dramatic' Changes in the Pacific Arctic

Nowhere is safe from the climate crisis, but some regions are suffering more than others. The Pacific edge of the Arctic Ocean is one of those regions, and it’s changing in big, scary ways. The region has gotten warmer and lost ice over the past century, but in a paper published in Nature Climate Change on Monday,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Alaska, Sea Ice, Arctic, Pacific, Arctic Ocean, Ice Ice Maybe, Pacific Arctic


NASA Scientists Have Found Millions of Arctic Methane Hotspots

Scientists are taking to the skies to study methane emissions in the Arctic. In a series of more than 400 airplane rides in 2017, researchers with NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment discovered 2 million methane hotspots.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Arctic, Methane, Ice Ice Maybe, Arctic Methane Hotspots


It's Straight Up Balmy in Antarctica

Picture this: It’s 68 degrees Fahrenheit. You’re comfortably rocking a light denim jacket. You’re sipping a gin and tonic. You’ve got a picnic blanket and a spread of raw veggies and dips. The wind is in your hair. So nice to be in…the Antarctic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Ice Melt, Ice Ice Maybe


Pine Island's Massive New Iceberg Is Already Cracking Up

Antarctic has been on one the past few weeks. It reached 65 degrees Fahrenheit last week, a new record high for the continent. Scientists have found warm water creeping farther under its most vulnerable glacier. Other researchers dropped a little remote-operated robot under the same icy “superhighway,” recording eerie…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctic, Icebergs, Pine Island, Antartica, Pine Island Glacier, Ice Ice Maybe


Uh Oh, Antarctica Just Set a New Heat Record

It’s positively balmy in Antarctica. The National Meteorological Service of Argentina announced on Twitter that its Esperanza weather station recorded a new high for the continent: 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 degrees Fahrenheit). Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Heat, Temperature Records, Ice Ice Maybe, National Meteorological Service of Argentina


Climate Change Is Making It Harder for Polar Bears to Raise Babies

Polar bears are basically mascots of the environmental movement owing to the risks the climate crisis poses to them. And y’all, they’re doing really, really badly!Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Polar Bears, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Ice Ice Maybe


Scientists Make First-Ever Observation of Warm Water Undercutting Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier'

The climate crisis is causing ice in Antarctica to melt faster than at any other time in recorded history. And scientists just found another troubling sign for Antarctic ice. Record warm water is surging under an Antarctica glacier that’s fate is intertwined with the millions of people who live along the coast.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Glaciers, Antarctic, Thwaites Glacier, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Ice Ice Maybe


'Goosebumps': Researchers Capture First Video From Under Antarctica's Most Endangered Glacier

Thwaites Glacier is one of the most remote parts of the Antarctic (which is saying a lot) and yet its fate is intimately tied with millions of people around the world. The glacier is the bulwark against ice stored on West Antarctica. If it collapses, it could destabilize the region’s ice and send sea levels spiraling…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Antarctic, West Antarctica, West Antarctic Ice Sheet, Thwaites Glacier, Ice Ice Maybe


Blame Your Old Air Conditioner for Melting the Arctic

The ozone hole was caused by chemicals formerly used in air conditioners and refrigerators. But new research shows that the same stuff is also behind half of the warming the Arctic experienced between 1955 and 2005.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic, HFCS, Ozone Hole, Ice Ice Maybe


Geoengineering Wouldn't Be Enough to Stop Greenland From Melting

When the Greenland ice sheet went into a record meltdown in the summer of 2019, it raised a very terrifying specter of the future. Here was a 12.5-billion-ton mass of ice—one that’s been melting at a quickening pace since the 1980s—melting in a way scientists didn’t expect to happen for decades.Read more...
Tags: Science, Greenland, Geoengineering, Greenland Ice Sheet, Ice Ice Maybe


Antarctic Ice Melt May Have Hit an All-Time High on Christmas Eve

There are signs Antarctica just experienced its highest melt extent ever recorded in the satellite era. The big meltdown hit on Christmas Eve and is bad news for a continent already dealing with a lot. With summer is just getting started there, this is a serious case of Summertime Sadness.Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Ice Ice Maybe


A Quarter of West Antarctica's Ice Is Now Unstable, Study Finds

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before but the ice is screwed. New findings released on Thursday reveal that a quarter of the ice sheets in West Antarctica, the most vulnerable part of the continent, have destabilized. Ice loss has sped up fivefold across the region’s most imperiled glaciers in just 25 years.Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, West Antarctica, West Antarctic Ice Sheet, Meltdowns, Ice Ice Maybe


The Last of the Arctic's Old Sea Ice Is on the Verge of Vanishing

Pour one out for old Arctic sea ice, because it’s basically a goner. Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic, Arctic sea ice, Arctic sea, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Ice Ice Maybe


North America’s Glaciers Are Melting Four Times Faster Than They Were a Decade Ago

Across the world’s icy landscapes, climate change is spurring a major meltdown. That includes the western U.S. and Canada where not only is ice vanishing, but it’s doing so at a more rapid pace than it was just a decade ago, according to a new study released this week in Geophysical Research Letters. Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Glaciers, North America, Meltdowns, Ice Ice Maybe