Antarctic

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28 11 2020 | 07:01

Lorde urges climate action ahead of new book on Antarctica trip.

New Zealand singer says Donald Trump, Great Thunberg and California wildfires spurred her to visit before it turns ‘to slush’ The singer Lorde has written an impassioned entreaty for the world to…

16 11 2020 | 07:33

Antarctica is Earth's one virus-free continent: science fights to keep it that way.

The giant land is the only place on Earth not touched by Covid. A British team is on a mission to protect it while also doing vital research Rothera on Adelaide Island, the British Antarctic Survey’…

16 11 2020 | 07:17

World’s Largest Iceberg Could Collide With Island Home to Penguins and Seals.

The world's largest iceberg could collide with South Georgia Island, posing a major risk to the wildlife that call it home.

10 11 2020 | 10:07

Melting of Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf at 40-year record high, study says.

Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf experienced its highest rate of melting since records began 40 years ago from 2019-2020, a new study has found. The unprecedented melt at Larsen C, which is…

02 11 2020 | 06:44

Attenborough records safety announcements for polar ship named for him after ‘Boaty McBoatface’ title ditched.

The £200m research vessel was named in honour of the veteran BBC broadcaster after the government ditched the title picked in a 2016 public poll. The Sir David Attenborough, the UK’s new polar ship…

25 10 2020 | 10:34

Protect the Antarctic Peninsula — before it’s too late.

Banning fishing in warming coastal waters and limiting tourism and construction on land will help to protect marine mammals and seabirds.

10 10 2020 | 09:12

Antarctica could melt 'irreversibly' due to climate change, study warns.

The change will take thousands of years, but we only have a century to stop it. Antarctica contains more than half of the world's freshwater in its sprawling, frozen ice sheet, but humanity's…

09 10 2020 | 15:31

Ozone Hole Over Antarctica Is One of the Biggest in 15 Years.

The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is one of the largest and deepest in the past 15 years, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Tuesday.

25 09 2020 | 10:31

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds.

Research says melting will continue even if temperature rises are limited to 2C. Melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will cause sea level rises of about two and a half metres around the world, even…

17 09 2020 | 18:25

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Is Starting to Crack.

Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier has been called the "Doomsday Glacier." Thwaites and its neighbor, the Pine Island Glacier, are among those in West Antarctica most influenced by the climate crisis.

17 09 2020 | 18:10

Hidden rivers of warm water threaten vast Antarctic glacier.

Sea levels could rise more than two feet if just this one glacier collapses. One of the largest, most unstable glaciers in Antarctica is sliding into the ocean. That's due, in large part, to hidden…

15 09 2020 | 11:11

Huge cavities threaten glacier larger than Great Britain.

Water seeping into fissures in Thwaites glacier in Antarctica, accelerating rise of sea levels. British scientists have mapped cavities half the size of the Grand Canyon that are allowing warm ocean…

15 09 2020 | 11:02

Sea level rise from ice sheets track worst-case climate change scenario.

Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica whose melting rates are rapidly increasing have raised the global sea level by 1.8cm since the 1990s, and are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

15 09 2020 | 10:06

Greenland and Antarctica Already Melting at 'Worst-Case-Scenario' Rates.

Antarctica and Greenland's ice sheets are currently melting at a pace consistent with worst-case-scenario predictions for sea level rise, with serious consequences for coastal communities and the…

31 08 2020 | 11:01

Antarctica: 60% of ice shelves at risk of fracture, research suggests.

Collapse of shelves would accelerate loss of Antarctic ice sheet and increase sea-level rise. Approximately 60% of Antarctica’s ice shelves could be vulnerable to fracture, accelerating the loss of…

10 08 2020 | 06:56

Throng of new penguin colonies in Antarctica spotted from space.

Satellite images reveal guano patches, boosting known emperor penguin colonies by 20%. Satellite images have revealed 11 previously unknown emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica, boosting the…

06 08 2020 | 07:32

'There’s still a choice': New Zealand's melting glaciers show the human fingerprints of climate change.

New research has found extreme melting of the country’s glaciers in 2018 was at least ten times more likely due to human-caused global heating Twice a year, glaciologist Lauren Vargo and her…

02 07 2020 | 08:09

South pole warming three times faster than rest of the world, our research shows.

Dramatic change in Antarctica’s interior in past three decades a result of effects from tropical variability working together with increasing greenhouse gases Climate scientists long thought…

15 06 2020 | 07:55

A journey into Antarctica: the unavoidable signs of global heating.

The effects of global heating are in evidence everywhere across the islands of Antarctica – from penguin colonies to melting glaciers. The Guardian’s global environment editor Jonathan Watts…

15 06 2020 | 07:51

The sounds of melting icebergs and whale songs: a journey into Antarctica.

The effects of global heating are in evidence everywhere across the islands of Antarctica – from penguin colonies to melting glaciers. The Guardian’s global environment editor Jonathan Watts…