Two new studies of different ice shelves have seen major melting that could portend a less stable future for the region.
Tag: "Snow & Ice"
Intense warmth in both the air and oceans is driving the mini-meltdown at a time when Arctic sea ice should be rapidly growing.
The world’s greatest reservoir of ice is verging on a breakdown that could push seas to heights not experienced since prehistoric times.
Over the past two decades, the massive platforms of floating ice that dot Antarctica’s coast have been thinning at an increasing rate.
While the steady disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic has been one of the hallmark effects of global warming, research shows it is not only covering less of the planet, but it’s also getting significantly thinner.
Melting sea ice could have major impacts on regional and global weather and climate patterns, as well as sea life and wildlife.