Evidence for Little Ice Age in Antarctica

The actual title of the article is: Century-old seal pelts reveal changes in Ross Sea ecosystem.  ~ctm From the UC Santa Cruz Newscenter   Scientists found valuable samples for comparison to modern Weddell seals in the huts of Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott August 29, 2017 By Tim Stephens Share this story:TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInReddit…

Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017 Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts Indiana University   INDIANAPOLIS — A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis validates that the central core of the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the West Antarctic ice sheet melts. The study’s…

Media gets high on Antarctic Crack

I thought I’d take a moment from my R&R to write about all the hullabaloo surrounding the calving of the large iceberg off the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. First, a few of the headlines: LA Times: After Antarctica sheds a trillion-ton block of ice, the world asks: Now what? The Grauniad: Iceberg twice size of…

Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat

From the University of Queensland IMAGE: Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat. view more Credit: Peter Ryan Ice-free areas of Antarctica – home to more than 99 per cent of the continent’s terrestrial plants and animals – could expand by more than 17,000km2 by the end of this century, a study published today in Nature…