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Two studies released this week confirmed that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is collapsing and there is very little that can be done to stop or slow it. The melting ice could ultimately mean a 10-foot sea level rise. Thomas Wagner, Cryospere Program Scientist with NASA, explains why the ice sheet is melting and what it means for the planet's future.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Due to a lapse in appropriations caused by the government shutdown, funds for certain government Antarctic research programs will be depleted by October 14, 2013. What's it really like to do research in Antarctica? In the book Empire Antarctica, author Gavin Francis details his 14 month adventure as the base-camp doctor at Halley research station in Antarctica. Today Francis joins The Takeaway to discuss his work and the way forward for Antarctic research.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Our Bliss episode (which airs across the country this week) begins with a perfect moment -- polar adventurer Aleksander Gamme finding a hidden stash of utter happiness under the ice at the end of a 3-month trek in the South Pole. And it was all caught on camera.
Monday, December 17, 2012
First: a perfect moment. On day 86 of a 3-month trek to and from the South Pole, adventurer Aleksander Gamme discovered something he'd stashed under the ice at the start of his trip. He wasn't expecting such a rush of happiness in that cold, hungry ...
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
After more than 20 years of drilling through two miles of glacial ice Russian scientists have reached the surface of Antarctica's largest sub-glacial lake. The lake hasn't been touched by light in millions of years and may be home to cold-loving organisms that have been left to their own evolutionary devices for millennia. Joining us now is Richard Black, science correspondent for our partner the BBC.