Why? It isn’t as though there has been much by way of warming in the southern hemisphere. It is adjacent to the localized warming of the Antarctic Peninsula but why is just that patch warming while the Antarctic generally cools? Continue reading
A bit carried away in this piece – the research was actually a model simulation and everything is basically guesswork. It was about antarctic ice sheets, not arctic as the headline states and, well the writeup generally got it wrong. Continue reading
Research shows Antarctica at one time had mild weather and palms and conifers Mercopress August 1st 2012
Scientists drilling deep into the edge of modern Antarctica have pulled up proof that palm trees once grew there. Analyses of pollen and spores and the remains of tiny creatures have given a climatic picture of the early Eocene period, about 53 million years ago.
Yes, personally I’m terrified of the thought the South Pole might warm from -80°C to -60°C or even -50C. What can I do? Who can I telephone? Continue reading
Twenty-year-old models which have suggested serious ice loss in the eastern Antarctic have been compared with reality for the first time – and found to be wrong, so much so that it now appears that no ice is being lost at all. Continue reading
A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought. Continue reading