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.
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.
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.