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Patrick Ginot
As glaciologists, we want to keep this kind of glacier sample because for us it is an encyclopedia of the climate and environment. When you remove a glacier sample, you're perforating through into the world's history.feedback
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Jun 21 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Antarctica. 51 people are quoted and you can read 71 citations of them about Antarctica. Patrick Bergel, John Kerry, William Colgan and Matt Amesbury, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Patrick Bergel said: “We'd been briefed with up-to-date satellite imagery of where the crevasses were in relation to our GPS route, but it was still a worry. On the crevasse field near McMurdo, we had to drive very carefully and suddenly there was a 'vroomph' and a judder. The other vehicles, including the Hyundai, quickly dragged a truck out of danger, but it was a big relief. Compared to what my great-grandfather did, this was one-thousandth as hard and I don't think we're under any illusions about that.”.
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Matt Amesbury

People will think of Antarctica quite rightly as a very icy place, but our work shows that parts of it are green, and are likely to be getting greener. Even these relatively remote ecosystems, that people might think are relatively untouched by human kind, are showing the effects of human induced climate change. This is linking into other processes that are happening on the Antarctic Peninsula at the moment, particularly things like glacier retreat which are freeing up new areas of ice-free land – and the mosses particularly are very effective colonisers of those new areas.feedback

Nicholas Frearson

We are 9,000 miles from New York. But we are connected by the ocean.feedback

Matt Amesbury

Because we have got this wide transect now and all of the [sites examined] are showing the same response, consistently over that 1,000km transect, that makes us much more confident that it is a response to temperature change.feedback

Thomas Roland

The likelihood of this happening is very much an uncertainty, but remains a very real possibility, which is understandably concerning. Should this occur, it would further transform the face of this remote, largely pristine and very iconic region.feedback

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

This technology will help us to better understand the important feeding areas of whales along the Antarctic peninsula, and the impact of declining sea ice caused by warming temperatures. The data will contribute towards the development of a network of Marine Protected Areas, conserving critical habitat not only for future generations of Antarctica's ocean giants, but also for penguins, krill and thousands of other marine species.feedback

Kelly Hammer Lankford

Our parents died of no fault of their own, simply because they got on that boat. Our parents were adventurous people who had visited every continent except Antarctica. They loved family and travel and enjoyed telling their grandchildren about their experiences. Every single day, they are missed. Mornings are difficult because that's when I always used to talk to them. Now I wake up every morning and the first thing I think about is that they are gone.feedback

William Colgan

Because of emerging processes, especially related to the Greenland ice sheet and the Antarctic ice sheet, it now looks like the uncertainties are all biased positive.feedback

Robert M. DeConto

These estimates of higher sea-level contributions from the Arctic will only add to the new, higher estimates of potential sea level contributions from Antarctica – which is not good news.feedback

William Colgan

You have to have a deliberate and sustained implementation of Paris for 30 years before you see a significant difference in the rate of global sea level rise.feedback

William Colgan

If you look at the history of sea level rise projections over the last 20 years, they're going up through time. Not just because of sea level actually rising, but also because of our understanding of the processes improving through time.feedback

Rob Kopp

We're learning an increasing amount about the instability of marine based ice, and the amount of marine based ice that there is in Antarctica. And as we take more of these processes into account, the extent of the things that we don't know that much about and aren't yet able to quantify well has become clearer.feedback

Gísli Jónsson

This was the first time this full traverse has ever been attempted, let alone doing it there and back. There are established routes to the South Pole and to the base station at McMurdo, but no passenger car has done anything remotely close to what we planned to take on.feedback

Michael Rast

We had the warmest pole Arctic summer last year. And we are losing polar ice rapidly. At the moment we lose almost 125 cubic kilometres of ice per in Antarctica every year and three times as much in Greenland.feedback

Patrick Bergel

We'd been briefed with up-to-date satellite imagery of where the crevasses were in relation to our GPS route, but it was still a worry. On the crevasse field near McMurdo, we had to drive very carefully and suddenly there was a 'vroomph' and a judder. The other vehicles, including the Hyundai, quickly dragged a truck out of danger, but it was a big relief. Compared to what my great-grandfather did, this was one-thousandth as hard and I don't think we're under any illusions about that.feedback

Gísli Jónsson

People who have a lot of experience of Antarctica know what it does to machinery; basically, anything and everything falls apart.feedback

Patrick Bergel

This was a proper expedition with a challenge to accomplish that nobody else had done before. So it was a fairly easy decision to decide to go, it was the right time for me – and I grabbed it. Compared to what my great grandfather did, this was one thousandth as hard and I don't think we're under any illusions about that.feedback

Patrick Bergel

No comparison, we had modern appurtenances, comparative luxury and an amazing vehicle. But it's still quite something to be the first to do this in a wheeled passenger vehicle.feedback

Jonathan Kingslake

This is not in the future – this is widespread now, and has been for decades. I think most polar scientists have considered water moving across the surface of Antarctica to be extremely rare. But we found a lot of it, over very large areas. Looking forward, it will be really important to work out how these systems will change in response to warming, and how this will affect the ice sheets.feedback

Victor Campbell

The noise of running water from a lot of streams sounded very odd after the usual Antarctic silence. Occasionally an enormous boulder would come crashing down from the heights above, making jumps of 50 or 100 feet at a time.feedback

Ian Willis

The big question is: Why is it that water has been present on ice shelves for many years, for decades, and they've been relatively stable? I don't think you can find anyone who can tell you an answer.feedback

Ian Willis

There was really so little known about the hydrology of Antarctica. About 10 years ago, I used to tell the students that there's just starting to be an understanding of water and the Greenland ice sheet. The same is true of Antarctica today.feedback

Ian Willis

If that water is simply evacuated, then it could be that those ice shelves are more stable than the models currently suggest. But it's still pretty speculative.feedback

Knut Christianson

Incorporating surface hydrology into ice-sheet-scale modeling is a relatively new endeavor.feedback

Knut Christianson

This is the first time, to my knowledge, that such adaptability has been documented so comprehensively. Work in these areas has begun, but the continental-wide observations (requiring high-resolution imagery) have only recently become available, and the scientific understanding must be grounded in these new observations, so there's still much to be done.feedback

Alison Banwell

A handful of previous studies have documented surface lakes and streams on individual ice shelves over a span of a few years. But the authors' work is the first to extensively map meltwater features and drainage systems on all of Antarctica's ice shelves, over multiple decades.feedback

Danny Duffy

That whole sea ice thing in Antarctica is no joke. I'm not going to sit here and say I'm like some 'Sierra Club' kind of guy. But I definitely at least wonder where the Earth is going to be in 10 to 20 years now.feedback

Dee Boersma

When conditions are good, they can raise two chicks in a season and continue to feed them. When there's little food around, they save themselves, forgetting about both eggs and chicks.feedback

Louise Emmerson

Non-breeding birds are harder to count because they are out foraging at sea, rather than nesting in colonies on land. However, our study in East Antarctica, has shown that non-breeding Adelie penguins may be as, or more, abundant than the breeders. These birds are an important reservoir of future breeders and estimating their numbers ensures we better understand the entire population's foraging needs.feedback

Luc Jacquet

We had a team of five divers who went down to a depth of 70 metres. That was a world-first. No one had dived so deep in the Antarctica. We discovered the absolute grace of the penguin in the depths, that perhaps is not news but the quality of these 'submarines', the colours, they are absolutely incredible creatures.feedback

Michael Sparrow

Verification of maximum and minimum temperatures help us to build up a picture of the weather and climate in one of Earth's final frontiers.feedback

Mark Serreze

But unless something funny happens, we're looking at a record minimum in Antarctica. Some people say it's already happened. We tend to be conservative by looking at five-day running averages.feedback

Mark Serreze

We've always thought of the Antarctic as the sleeping elephant starting to stir. Well, maybe it's starting to stir now.feedback

Vicki Arroyo

I think it would be really difficult to roll back the endangerment finding. It would be really difficult at this stage to argue in a legally defensible manner that there is not endangerment given what we're seeing with the Greenland ice melt, Antarctica, the more frequent severe storms, long droughts – many of which have been connected to human responsibility for CO2 and other climate-related emissions.feedback

Javier Negrete

It's not clear if the animals are disappearing or relocating.feedback

Rodolfo Sanchez

I started coming here in 1990. It snowed, but it did not rain... now in the summer it is raining all the time.feedback

Rodolfo Sanchez

This glacial retreat at Potter Cove releases a mass of fresh water that alters salinity levels and unleashes sediment ... changing the abundance and diversity of wildlife.feedback

Martin O'Leary

We think that once this iceberg has gone, the 'Larsen C' ice shelf will be in a less stable position than before, precisely how much less stable depends on what path the crack takes as it propagates. I think we're probably more worried that the next iceberg could cause the next iceberg to collapse rather than this time around.feedback

Andrew Fleming

The Larsen B shattered like car safety glass into thousands and thousands of pieces. It disappeared in the space of about a week.feedback

Jay Zwally

By itself this calving is not a cause for alarm. But the ice shelf has been thinning as other ice shelves have been thinning in the Antarctic peninsula.feedback

Callum Roberts

People's first reaction is that 30 percent sounds like a lot, that you'll never get it, that you must be mad. But we are all pretty mad to have thought that we could sustain nature and the processes on the planet on anything less than that.feedback

John Kerry

The Ross Sea region MPA will safeguard one of the last unspoiled ocean wilderness areas on the planet – home to unparalleled marine biodiversity and thriving communities of penguins, seals, whales, seabirds and fish.feedback

John Kerry

The Ross Sea Region marine protected area (MPA) will safeguard one of the last unspoiled ocean wilderness areas on the planet -- home to unparalleled marine biodiversity and thriving communities of penguins, seals, whales, seabirds, and fish.feedback

Mike Walker

For the first time, countries have put aside their differences to protect a large area of the Southern Ocean and international waters. Although there was not a decision on the proposed protection of the Weddell Sea and the East Antarctic this year, we are confident that these areas will be protected in the coming years, adding to the system of marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean.feedback

Murray McCully

It goes to demonstrate that you can never jump to conclusions. Every now and then you get lucky.feedback

John Kerry

It happened because our nations understood the responsibility we share to protect this unique place for future generations. The Ross Sea region marine protected area will safeguard one of the last unspoiled ocean wilderness areas on the planet – home to unparalleled marine biodiversity and thriving communities of penguins, seals, whales, seabirds, and fish.feedback

Andrea Kavanagh - The Pew Charitable Trusts

We couldn't be happier about this result. This is history. This has never been done before.feedback

Louise Sime - British Antarctic Survey

By uncovering, for the first time, a huge retreat around Antarctica, we have established that sea ice in the Southern Hemisphere is also susceptible to major climate changes.feedback

Andrew Shepherd

It's completely unsurprising that in any long-term temperature record there will be a decade of measurements that buck the trend. There are few scientists left who believe that atmospheric warming will be the main cause of Antarctic [ice] instability over the next century. The real threat is ocean warming, which has triggered widespread loss of ice just around the corner in west Antarctica and we should not lose sight of that.feedback

Ross Salawitch

The paper is quite convincing. To me at least it resolves the mystery of the 2015 Antarctic ozone hole. So, 28 years after the Montreal Protocol was agreed upon, we have strong evidence that the ozone hole is getting smaller. I'd say this is a remarkable achievement, particularly in the instant gratification world in which we live.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

This is not a time to make a protest vote. This is a time to treat your vote as though that is the single vote that will determine the next government.feedback

Colin Summerhayes

Even water that cool is still warm enough to melt the ice at the base of the ice shelves.feedback

Andrew Shepherd

Based upon what we know things will look very different in the northern hemisphere. The sea ice has been retreating over the past few decades. We know that for sure. The polar ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland will look the same from space, they are big white things, but they'll have a lot less ice in them. And that ice will end up in the water and so sea levels will rise as a consequence of that. So people will need to adapt to those changes.feedback

Alain Hubert

Mostly when we talk about climate change in Antarctica we talk about the western peninsula, which has the same problem as we have in the Alps in Europe, or in the Andes, with the melting of the ice. But East Antarctica is a place where you get more accumulation at the moment.feedback

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