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Larsen C iceberg breaks away – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 13th, 2017.

After weeks of teasing, a trillion-tonne iceberg has calved off the Larsen C ice shelf into the sea. A UK scientist who has been monitoring the ice shelf cautioned that it was too early to blame the calving of the ice shelf to human-generated climate change, and the event “may simply be a rare but natural occurrence”. […]

Antarctic glaciers in hot water – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 26th, 2016.

Hundreds of metres of solid ice were lost from West Antarctica’s glaciers between 2002 and 2009, according to a US-led study published today in Nature Communications. Warm ocean waters beneath ice shelves are linked to melting the ice from below, but the effect is difficult to measure. Using data collected from a NASA airborne study, […]

Dom Post: Ice shelf finding ‘debunks claims of sceptics’

Peter Griffin posted in on November 11th, 2009.

Kiran Chug of The Dominion Post reports on new research by New Zealand scientists which shows that massive ice shelves are the reason why Antarctica is not losing as much ice as the Arctic. Climate change skeptics have previously claimed that the lack of ice loss in Antarctica is evidence against global warming, but the […]

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