Getting Close to the Climate Tipping Point

August 16, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

More bad news on the climate. Yesterday we blogged on how Arctic ice may be melting faster than previously thought. Now other scientists are warning that the tipping point for climate change could be closer than previously thought. They are predicting that the loss of the massive Greenland ice sheet may now be unstoppable and … Read More

Antarctic Glaciers Retreating Faster than Ever

June 6, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

More alarming news that climate change is occurring faster than previously expected. A new study by the British Antarctic Survey shows that 300 glaciers in Antarctica have begun to move more quickly into the ocean. Using radar images taken between 1993 and 2003, scientists at BAS in Cambridge mapped a 12 per cent increase in … Read More

Melting Ice Reveals New World

February 26, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

Antarctica’s melting ice sheets have given scientists a new insight to the weird and wonderful life in the seas around the continent that have been sealed off for 12,000 years. This unique and thriving underwater world is being transformed by climate change. The break-up of the Larsen ice shelves opened up a pristine area of … Read More

Melting of Ice-Caps “Inevitable”

February 19, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

A critical meltdown of ice sheets and severe sea level rise could be inevitable because of climate change, scientists are preparing to warn their governments. New studies of Greenland and Antarctica have forced a the IPCC to conclude there is a 50% chance that widespread ice sheet loss “may no longer be avoided”.

Antarctic Ice Melting Rings Alarm Bells

February 16, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

The long-term stability of the massive ice sheets of Antarctica, which have the potential to raise sea levels by hundreds of metres, has been called into question with the discovery of fast-moving rivers of water sliding beneath their base. Scientists analysing satellite data were astonished to discover the size of the vast lakes and river … Read More