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PODCAST: Climate, extreme weather and polar forecasting

Dacia Herbulock posted in on February 27th, 2014.

The president of the World Meteorological Organization, Dr David Grimes, and over 30 international experts on polar weather and climate are in New Zealand for a week-long meeting of the WMO’s specialist polar advisory panel. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system’s authoritative voice on […]

US suspends Antarctic research programme – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 9th, 2013.

Antarctic research programmes are in limbo as funding repercussions from the United States federal shutdown reach the southernmost continent. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) announced yesterday that it will recall scientists and staff from Antarctica due to funding lapses resulting from the government shutdown. In a move that could spell the end of this […]

Antarctica under threat

John Kerr posted in on July 13th, 2012.

Antarctic researchers are calling on policy makers to look ahead to future challenges and protect the polar continent from growing threats to its biosecurity, pressure to exploit its mineral, gas and oil resources, and the effects of its rapidly changing climate. In a ‘Policy Forum’ article  published today in the leading international journal Science, twenty-six […]

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