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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.
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.
The Larsen B shattered like car safety glass into thousands and thousands of pieces. It disappeared in the space of about a week.
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.
If it doesn't go in the next few months, I'll be amazed.
There are some really crazy things going on.
It's an extraordinary departure from the norm.
Buzz is ok. Resting but flirting with all the nurses!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It goes to demonstrate that you can never jump to conclusions. Every now and then you get lucky.
We couldn't be happier about this result. This is history. This has never been done before.
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.
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.
The future of the Larsen C is in the balance.
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.
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.
It's all going according to plan.
Even water that cool is still warm enough to melt the ice at the base of the ice shelves.
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.
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.