An international team of researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages, helping scientists understand how species respond to climate change.
LAWRENCE — Sea-level rise is likely to be among the harshest consequences of global climate change. Higher oceans would spell catastrophe for coastal habitats and hundreds of millions of people around the world.
But the rate and extent of sea-level rise are challenging for researchers to gauge. The science of measuring and predicting the behavior of glaciers and polar ice sheets — one driver of rising oceans — is complex.
The impacts of climate change are being felt at even the deepest depths of the Antarctic ocean, a new study has found, in a discovery that may explain a 40-year-old mystery.
A new modeling study suggests that a recent observed increase in summer sea-ice cover in Antarctica’s Ross Sea is likely short-lived, with the area projected to lose more than half its summer sea ice by 2050 and more than three quarters by 2100. These changes will significantly impact marine life in what is one of the world’s most productive and unspoiled marine ecosystems.