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Sea Ice Still Declining, Despite Antarctica’s Gains
Sea Ice Still Declining, Despite Antarctica’s Gains - When Antarctica grabbed headlines last year because of record-high sea ice levels circling the southernmost continent, it created confusion. Its increase was so at odds with the trend of dwindling sea ice, particularly in the Arctic, that it prompted those skeptical of the science of climate change to suggest it meant ocean ice is not disappearing.
Surprise Lake Sheds Light on Underbelly of Greenland Ice
Surprise Lake Sheds Light on Underbelly of Greenland Ice - On a clear day, anyone flying over Greenland on the route between North America and Europe can look down and see the bright blue patches of melted water atop the flat, blindingly white expanse of the ice sheet that covers the island, the second largest chunk of ice on Earth.
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Greenland’s Ice Sheet Shifts Could Speed Melt - New discoveries in Greenland’s warming ice sheet tell a chilling tale of change in its depths. Mysterious under-snow lakes pockmarking its edges and deep layers of ice at higher elevations both point to changes that could hasten melt and send water cascading into the ocean, pushing global sea levels ever higher.
Warm Water Invasion Is Fueling Striking Antarctic Ice Melt
Warm Water Invasion Is Fueling Striking Antarctic Ice Melt - The tongues of ice that stick out from and help to buttress the frozen expanse of Antarctica are increasingly under assault from warm ocean waters invading from below, potentially impacting global sea level rise a new study says.
Cold Winters in Europe, Asia Linked to Sea Ice Decline
Cold Winters in Europe, Asia Linked to Sea Ice Decline - In the latest study to look at the possible connection between the precipitous decline of Arctic sea ice and extreme weather over the Northern Hemisphere, researchers found that cold winters over Europe and Asia were twice as likely thanks to sea ice decline in a particular part of the Arctic.