Tag Archive for 'west Antarctic ice sheet'

West Antarctic ice sheet among the fastest-warming regions on Earth

December 23rd, 2012 by Ohio State University

Research published in the paper ‘Central West Antarctica among the most rapidly warming regions on Earth‘ in Nature Geoscience states that the western part of the ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought. This discovery raises concern about the future contribution of melt water from Antarctica to sea level rise. […]

Greenland and Antarctica ice loss accelerating

November 29th, 2012 by University of Washington

Forty-seven research scientists from 26 laboratories have reconciled their measurements of ice sheet changes in Antarctica and Greenland during the past two decades and found that ice has been lost faster during the last decade. The results, published in the paper “A Reconciled Estimate of Ice-Sheet Mass Balance” in the journal Science, roughly halve the […]

Professor David Walton of the British Antarctic Survey tells us that what happens in Antarctica affects us all

September 20th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Pat Costen, President of La Société Guernesiaise, introduced Professor, Emiterus Fellow David Walton of the British Antarctic Survey, who has made twenty-two visits to Antarctica.  Mrs. Costen thanked HSBC for sponsoring Professor Walton’s presentation. Professor Walton began his presentation on Antarctica by telling the audience that climate change affects us all.  “The world is an […]