Ice losses from Antarctica have increased global sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, with two fifths of this rise (3.0 mm) coming in the last five years alone. The findings are from a major climate assessment known as the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE), and are published today in Nature. It is…
Climate change could expand the agricultural feasibility of the global boreal region by 44 per cent by the end of the century, according to new research. However, the scientists warn that the same climate trends that would increase land suitable for crop growth could also significantly change the global climatic water balance – negatively impacting…
Technologies that extract carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere will be needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees – the cornerstone of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change – but significant differences in their potential and risks are not being addressed by policy makers. An international consortium of climate scientists, led by Prof Jan…
Solutions that address demand for energy and associated changes in behaviour, lifestyles and social norms should be given a stronger focus in climate change mitigation say a group of researchers. Writing in Nature Climate Change, the team of scientists, including Prof Jan Minx, Professor Julia Steinberger and Prof Wandi Bruine de Bruin from the Priestley International Centre…
Antarctica’s great ice sheet is losing ground as it is eroded by warm ocean water circulating beneath its floating edge, a new study has found. Research by the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) at the University of Leeds has produced the first complete map of how the ice sheet’s submarine edge, or…