21 May, 2016 – A huge glacier in the frozen wastes of East Antarctica, a region previously thought stable, could melt much faster than expected, scientists say.
14 May, 2016 – New research indicates that melting of the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest ice sheet is being accelerated by the seismic impact of waves crashing against Greenland’s coastline.
2 April, 2016 – Scientists in the US predict that the alarming rate at which Antarctica’s ice continues to thaw could be enough to double global sea level rise within this century.
8 March, 2016 – A dusty film of pollution is muting the reflective whiteness of Greenland’s pristine icecap and making it vulnerable to accelerated melting rates.
30 January, 2016 – New study shows that up to 30% of the Greenland icecap melting is due to cloud cover that is helping to raise temperatures − and accelerate sea level rise.
18 January, 2016 – The planet’s inexorable warming means there will be no new ice age for at least the next 100,000 years, scientists say.
14 November, 2015 – The increasing rate at which Greenland’s glaciers are melting this century has confounded polar scientists.
Leading South American governments submit disappointingly unambitious climate targets for Paris climate talks.
14 October, 2015 – Scientists find that global warming combined with powerful winds sweeping snow off the ice of Antarctica threaten to speed up sea level rise.
20 September, 2015 – In just two centuries many plant species have scrambled 500 metres up the Andes in search of cooler temperatures, Danish scientists say.
25 August, 2015 – Precision mapping of West Antarctica’s melting glaciers could help climate scientists to predict potentially calamitous effects on sea levels.