Antarctic ice is melting much faster than we thought

Antarctic ice is melting much faster than we thought

Ice across Antarctica is melting at an alarming rate and now scientists are revealing the full extent of these climate hazards.

While atmospheric scientists and oceanographers have modelled Antarctic ice melt for decades, recent research has shed light on how fast climate change is impacting this unique environment.

Earlier this year, some scientists suggested it’s melting five times faster than we previously thought.

And while sea level rise is the biggest concern raised by melting ice, it’s far from the only thing we should be worried about.

On this episode of the Science Briefing, Dr Sophie Calabretto and Matthew Ward Agius discuss revelations of accelerated ice-melt and the overturning processes that are slowing down close to the South Pole, which have been described as leading to a potential ‘Day After Tomorrow’ scenario.

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