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Sea ice falls to record lows in both the Arctic and Antarctic

Sea ice falls to record lows in both the Arctic and Antarctic

The NSIDC doesn’t usually release data for both poles simultaneously, but has done so this time because of what scientists have dubbed an “exceptional” year in 2017..

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Sea ice hits record lows at both poles

Sea ice hits record lows at both poles

The repeated bouts of warm weather this season could push the Arctic to a record low winter peak for the third year in a row.

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East Antarctica is melting from above and below

East Antarctica is melting from above and below

Two new studies of different ice shelves have seen major melting that could portend a less stable future for the region.

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Climate: Antarctic CO2 levels hit 400ppm for first time in 4 million years

Climate: Antarctic CO2 levels hit 400ppm for first time in 4 million years

South Pole Observatory carbon dioxide observing station cleared 400 ppm on May 23 – first time in 4 million years.

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Antarctica’s icy ‘doorstops’ thin; rising seas at risk

Antarctica’s icy ‘doorstops’ thin; rising seas at risk

Over the past two decades, the massive platforms of floating ice that dot Antarctica’s coast have been thinning at an increasing rate.

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Sea ice still declining, despite Antarctica’s gains

Sea ice still declining, despite Antarctica’s gains

Melting sea ice could have major impacts on regional and global weather and climate patterns, as well as sea life and wildlife.

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An ill wind blows in Antarctica, threatens global flooding

An ill wind blows in Antarctica, threatens global flooding

Winds of change are blowing over already gale-swept South Pole, threatening to hasten Antarctic melting and worsen flooding around the globe.

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What climate tipping points should we be looking out for?

What climate tipping points should we be looking out for?

A ‘tipping point’ – a threshold beyond which a system shifts to a new state – is becoming a familiar concept in discussions of climate.

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Melt of key Antarctic glaciers is now unstoppable, studies find

Melt of key Antarctic glaciers is now unstoppable, studies find

According to two new studies, a portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to have entered a state of retreat and melt that is “unstoppable”.

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East Antarctic ice basin ‘may be at risk’

East Antarctic ice basin ‘may be at risk’

The East Antarctic ice sheet is thought by most scientists to be stable. But a German team says new research shows this is not true.