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What would be your reaction if the coldest place on the planet suddenly starts growing hotter? I would be frightened, wouldn’t you? Reportedly, Antarctica has witnessed its worst heatwave till date last month; and it has given the world a big reason to worry about.
Every other day, microplastics or nanoplastics are being detected in places we least expect. For instance, tiny plastic particles, including tire dust have been found in ice cores dating back five decades, showing how human advancement has brought global contamination upon the planet. A new
Dubbed A68a, the iceberg that was once the largest on the globe was a part of the Larsen-C ice shelf, and has recently released 152 billion tons of freshwater close to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. A study, which had been observing the dissolution
Earlier this year, a study indicated that Thwaites Glacier, also known as the Doomsday Glacier, was melting faster than anticipated. This gigantic ice shelf in West Antarctica has been affected extremely by global warming. Scientists employed a robotic submarine below the ice shelf to determine
Making a shocking revelation, a study has stated that the ice shelf supporting Pine Island Glacier could collapse within a decade. Unlike other Antarctic glaciers, it is quite susceptible to ocean warming. The Pine Island Glacier is known as “the weak underbelly” of West Antarctica,
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has confirmed escalating temperatures recorded for the first time in Antarctica. Argentina’s Esperanza Base recorded a maximum temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius on February 6, 2020, breaking the previous record of 17.5 degrees Celsius in 2015. According to WMO, it
French explorer and environmentalist Jean-Louis Etienne has invested nearly a decade in designing a scientific instrument, called Polar Pod, which can brave against wild water of the Southern Ocean around Antarctica, gathering essential information. Jean-Louis Etienne developed a floating laboratory – a polar pod –
An enormous iceberg has calved from the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf, which now lies in the Weddell sea in Antarctica, as reported by the European Space Agency (ESA). The iceberg looks like a giant iron board from the top and is estimated
Amid the pandemic, the climate crisis may seem like a distant threat. But Harvard University researchers have warned that the melt of the Western Antarctica ice sheet could cause a global sea-level rise by 13 ft – a worse outcome as predicted by the scientists.