Cadman Glacier in Antarctica retreated 5 miles in just 2.5 years, causing its ice shelf to collapse, according to scientists who used satellite images and ocean measurements. Higher ocean temperatures likely hastened the glacier’s deterioration, which contributes to global sea level rise. This indicates potential similar threats for neighboring glaciers.
Iceberg A23a split from the Antarctic’s Filchner Ice Shelf in 1986, but it became stuck to the ocean floor and had remained for many years in the Weddell Sea
Study finds more than 40% of ice shelves have shrunk, with millions of tonnes of freshwater entering ocean
‘Polar bear capital of the world’ soon to be overrun with record number of bears due to shifting sea ice
The Canadian town of Churchill has already had more than four times as many polar bear visitors this year compared with the same time last year, and many more could soon be on the way.
Scientists believe the melting of all the ice in Antarctica is no longer a far-away possibility but a coming certainty. The magnitude of this event would be staggering.
Antarctic sea ice levels dive in ‘five-sigma event’, as experts flag worsening consequences for planet
Antarctic sea ice has usually been able to recover in winter. But this year, sea ice has not returned to expected levels during winter