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The northeast edge of the Venable Ice Shelf, near Antarctica’s Allison Peninsula. NASA/John Sonntag, CC BY

Short-term changes in Antarctica’s ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate

Short-term changes in Antarctica’s ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate The northeast edge of the Venable Ice Shelf, near Antarctica’s Allison Peninsula. NASA/John Sonntag, CC BY Helen Amanda Fricker, University of California San Diego; Fernando Paolo, California Institute of Technology; Matthew Siegfried, Stanford University, and Susheel Adusumilli,…

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Scientists on Arctic sea ice in the Chukchi Sea, surrounded by melt ponds, July 4, 2010. NASA/Kathryn Hansen

Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a big way

Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a big way Scientists on Arctic sea ice in the Chukchi Sea, surrounded by melt ponds, July 4, 2010. NASA/Kathryn Hansen Mark Serreze, University of Colorado Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat…

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Why scientists have modelled climate change right up to the year 2300

Why scientists have modelled climate change right up to the year 2300 kwest / shutterstock Dmitry Yumashev, Lancaster University The seas will continue to rise for 300 years. That’s the conclusion of a new study, published in Nature Communications, which projects how much the sea level will rise under varying…

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