Total Loss Tuesday

The base of the ice around the south pole shrank by 1,463 square kilometres between 2010 and 2016


An Adelie penguin standing on a block of melting ice in East Antarctica. Photograph: Reuters

Hidden underwater melt-off in the Antarctic is doubling every 20 years and could soon overtake Greenland to become the biggest source of sea-level rise, according to the first complete underwater map of the world’s largest body of ice.

Warming waters have caused the base of ice near the ocean floor around the south pole to shrink by 1,463 square kilometres – an area the size of Greater London – between 2010 and 2016, according to the new study published in Nature Geoscience.

The research by the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University of Leeds suggests climate change is affecting the Antarctic more than previously believed and is likely to prompt global projections of sea-level rise to be revised upward.


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19 Responses to Total Loss Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    More gloom and doom. If you place an ice cube in a water glass, mark the level, wait until the ice cube melts and measure the water level again, does the level rise or fall and why?


  2. Micki says:

    What next?????


    • Micki says:

      I just posted this comment at TNYT in response to this article — hasn’t been moderated yet:

      I’m no expert on the Posse Comitatus Act…but what branch of the military does Trump intend to use?

      Posse Comitatus limits the powers of the federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies “within the United States.”

      How will “within” be defined at the border? Will he use the Army National Guard?

      Is he just shooting off his mouth and tweets again?


  3. Micki says:

    Yet another shooting…@ YouTube in San Bruno


  4. °¿º Carol says:

    Hair cut tomorrow and Pete coming over.

    It rained this afternoon. Went to the library before that and noticed a slight green to lawns and fields. A bit uplifting.

    Was watching MSNBC when Nicolle Wallace’s show was interrupted with another shooting. Turned it off and went downstairs to watch a movie.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Found some nearby untrodden streets: Up Harvey Road to the second right turn is Lake Street which I don’t recall walking up, i.e., south, upon. At the end, below the lower soccer field, the main one, another right turn is to the one block long Shaw Street. At the west end at D Street is a well maintained orchard!

    Then up D Street to what is now the relabeled Cougar Way, being just more of Colorado Street. So cross at Thatuna and in front of Wilmer-Davis for another right turn down to the Hillside Cafe; just 20 minutes but it felt like more.

    Having a big fish dinner complete with a baked potato, barley soup, asparagus and mushrooms.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Moscow, Russia, is much more populous than Greater London, even much more than greater Paris, more than all of Belgium but not more than The Netherlands.


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