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Changes at the Ends of the Earth


The last few days have seen announcements of some significant changes happening at the Earth’s poles. In Antarctica, the narrow ice bridge which was connecting the Wilkins Ice Shelf to two small islands has snapped, leaving the shelf, which is the size of Jamaica, likely to break away. Rifts in the bridge had been noticed … Continue reading

A Closer Look: Changes in Antarctica


Hasn’t Antarctica actually gained ice mass? When discussing Antarctica, it’s first important to get a sense of scale. Discussions of the Arctic and the Antarctic often confuse the two, but the region around the Earth’s southern pole is much, much larger. Antarctica, the continent, is about 5.4 million square miles in area, which is over … Continue reading

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