The horror! Atmospheric CO2 concentration at Syowa Station in Antarctica exceeds 400 ppm

From the RESEARCH ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS and “it’s just a number” department, comes this breathless press release. Atmospheric CO2 concentration at Syowa Station in Antarctica exceeds 400 ppm According to the 57th Japan Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE)/National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), a daily mean atmospheric CO2 concentration value of 400.06 ppm was…

Increasing Antarctic snowfall may offset sea-level rise

From THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY By mid-century, more Antarctic snowfall may help offset sea-level rise Increasing precipitation masked by natural variability — for now When Antarctica’s air temperature rises, moisture in the atmosphere increases. That should mean more snowfall on the frozen continent. So why hasn’t that trend become evident in Antarctica’s surface…