Climate Breakthroughs 2021

Antarctica could reach its climate ‘tipping point’ this century – but we can stop it

The Arctic is losing ice as global temperatures rise, and that is directly affecting lives. Image: Unsplash/ Cassie Matias

Andrea Dutton

Professor of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Julie Brigham-Grette

Professor of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst


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A satellite image shows the long flow lines as a glacier moves ice into Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf, on the right. The red patches mark bedrock. Image: USGS
Warmer circumpolar deep water can get under ice shelves and eat away at the base of glaciers. Image: Scambos et. al. 2017. Global Planetary Change
Emissions and expected warming based on pledges and current policies. Image: Climate Analytics and NewClimate Institute

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