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Temperature in Antarctica Soars Past 69°F as NOAA Reports Last Month Was World's Hottest January on Record

While the reading in Antarctica still needs to be confirmed, the Brazilian scientists who logged it called the new record "incredible and abnormal."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Record-Breaking Temperature of Nearly 65ºF Logged in Antarctica as Scientists Sound Alarm Over Rapid Ice Melt 

The Antarctic peninsula was warmer than the United Kingdom when the the temperature was recorded Friday.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'Really, Really Bad': Scientists Raise Alarm Over Warm Ocean Water Beneath 'Doomsday Glacier' in Antarctica

"Warm waters in this part of the world, as remote as they may seem, should serve as a warning to all of us about the potential dire changes to the planet brought about by climate change."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


To Stop the Worst Effects of the Climate Crisis, Report Says 'The Level of Ambition Needs to be Tripled'—At Minimum

The new U.N. report referencing increasing impacts of the climate crisis underscores the need for urgent action.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer ·


Will Antarctic Ice Doom Us All?

A new study arrives at some disturbing numbers

Chloe Zilliac ·


US Eyeing Militarization of Antarctic as Well as Arctic

Treaty that "has been the cornerstone of governance" for most southerly continent could soon be torn up

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Study Warns Melting of 'One of the World's Most Dangerous Glaciers' Could Cause 20-Inch Sea Level Rise

NASA scientist says that "after reaching the tipping point, Thwaites Glacier could lose all of its ice in a period of 150 years."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


June Hottest Month on Record, As Antarctica Melts: Top 3 Signs We are Cooking the Planet . . .and Ourselves

We need to elect politicians who will address the problem systematically, with massive infrastructure

Juan Cole ·


Global Sea Level May Rise Faster Than Previously Projected, With 'Profound Consequences for Humanity'

"What we decide to do collectively as a species politically, globally, over the next decade is going to determine the future of the next generations in terms of the habitability of the planet."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Thinning Five Times Faster Than Just Two Decades Ago, Study Shows Antarctic Ice Melting at Terrifying Rate

"The speed of drawing down ice from an ice sheet used to be spoken of in geological timescales, but that has now been replaced by people's lifetimes."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·