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On the Ice

On November 23rd, we finally boarded our flight to Antarctica! In the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) we call that heading to “the ice.” Our morning began with a 5:45 am bus ride to the USAP office in Christchurch. 852 more words

2016 Field Season

Holly's first update from the 2015 field season

The first three posts on this blog are from UMaine undergraduate Holly Thomas, who worked on our project in Antarctica last field season. Here’s her first update from the field! 839 more words

Air Travel

I'll do the reading so you don't have to.

This is one of those papers that makes you sit up and evaluate what you’re doing, or at least it did for me. It’s short but seminal, and it made me terrified for the future, but also more resolutely committed to learning more about the climate system, and taking action to mitigate against the kind of nightmare future that this predicts. 1,326 more words

Climate Change

Greenland Is Melting

The shrinking of the country’s ice sheet is triggering feedback loops that accelerate the global crisis. The floodgates may already be open.

Read Here – The New Yorker

Climate Change

Hazardous Waste Threatens to Emerge from Shrinking Ice Sheet

As climate change in the Arctic raises temperatures, scientists confirm that melting ice sheets will soon reveal hazardous waste abandoned at a Cold War outpost in Greenland. 316 more words

Science

Sea level rise in Canada

Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post for Science Borealis with my co-editor in the Earth & Environmental Science subject category, Sri Ray-Chauduri. A few new papers had come out looking at both past and potential future sea level rise, and we were interested in figuring out what that meant for Canada’s coastal regions. 505 more words

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