Study provides less gloom and doom about Antarctica

Antarctic ice sheet is melting, but rising bedrock below could slow it down COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY An international team, led by DTU Space at the Technical University of Denmark with Colorado State University, has found that the bedrock below the remote West Antarctic Ice Sheet is rising much more rapidly than previously thought, in response…

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Can Humans Melt the Antarctic Icecap?

Can we puny humans produce enough energy to melt the huge icecap? Some math helps. Guest essay by Julius Sanks When discussing climate with people who do not have technical backgrounds, I have learned much of the climate discussion is a foreign language to them. Phrases like “Dalton minimum” or “Atlantic multidecadal oscillation” make their eyes…

The Penguins Smoking Hockey Schtick

Guest essay by James Wanliss It is a tough life in Antarctica. Average winter temperature at the South Pole is about -49°C. The coldest temperature ever recorded by a thermometer in Antarctica was -89.2°C at Vostok station in 1983. (This is the same as -128.6°F.) Satellite measurements have found temperatures as low as a frigid…

Icebreaker Laurence M Gould

More Polar Scientists Stuck in the Ice

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Breitbart / James Delingpole – US scientists appealed to Argentina for help when the US icebreaker Laurence M Gould failed to break through the ice. American scientists rescued from icebound Antarctic island BEN GITTLESON March 12, 2018 A group of American scientists was rescued from an island off Antarctica’s…

Oh No: Global Warming might Force Penguins to Move

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If we don’t immediately shut down global CO2 emissions, by the end of the century some Penguins might have to move to different islands – otherwise they’ll die! As climate change worsens, king penguins will need to move — or they’ll die ‘I’m worried about the future of the species.’…