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‘Larger than usual’: this year’s ozone layer hole bigger than Antarctica

Scientists say ozone hole is unusually large for this stage in season and growing quickly.

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Global warming knocking at the door? UN confirms 18.3 degree Celsius record heat in Antarctica

The United Nations has recognised a new record high temperature for the Antarctic continent, confirming a reading of 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 degrees Fahrenheit) made last year.

Giant Antarctic lake ‘suddenly disappears’ leaving four square mile crater

Researchers believe it could have important implications for global warming projections – and the possible collapse of ice shelves.

Climate paradox: Warming is cooling parts of Antarctica

Antarctica is a land of enigmas and contradictions — especially in the age of climate change. While the Antarctic region is warming on the whole, not every part of the continent is heating up at the same pace. In fact, some areas appear to be cooling.

Antarctic nearing climate disaster despite landmark historic treaty

Burning fossil fuels threatens one of the last areas on Earth left unspoiled by extractive human industries.

Editorial: Thinning Arctic ice is yet another ominous climate signal

Another study suggests that global warming’s consequences are worse than anticipated.

Iceberg splits from Antarctica, becoming world's largest

The iceberg broke off from the edge of the Ronne Ice Shelf into the Weddell Sea this week, researchers said.

World's largest iceberg has just broken off an Antarctic ice shelf

An iceberg bigger than Majorca that broke off an Antarctic ice shelf has been spotted by satellites, and declared the world's largest iceberg.

The tree at the bottom of the world—and the wind-blasted trek to find it

Where on this warming planet, you ask, is the southernmost tree? Look no further: National Geographic sent a team to hunt it down.

Antarctica's doomsday glacier: How doomed are we?

Two new papers offer radically different predictions of the glacier's future — and thus for the future of low-lying cities around the world. Here's how to understand the divergent projections.


‘Uncertainty is not our friend’: Scientists are still struggling to understand the sea level risks posed by Antarctica

A pair of scientific studies find we can still probably avert extreme sea level rise -- but also show how little scientists still understand about the biggest threat, Antarctica.

As glaciers disappear in Alaska, the rest of the world’s ice follows

Mountain glacier melt contributes more than a quarter of extra volume to the world's oceans, disrupting ancient cycles of creation.

Nong Hong: How cooperation on climate change, polar research can help thaw US-China relations

Shared interests can open a window for US-China cooperation even when the bilateral relationship is in a tense phase. A commitment to multilateralism can also bring US closer to the other Arctic and Antarctic nations.

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is in t0.000rouble, New Data Shows

Glaciers all over Antarctica are in trouble as ice there rapidly melts. There’s no Antarctic glacier whose fate is more consequential for our future than the Thwaites Glacier, and new research in Science Advances shows that things aren’t looking good.

Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’

‘Unimaginable amounts’ of water will flow into oceans if that temperature rise occurs and ice buffers vanish, warn UK scientists
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LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

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