There’s a Huge Cavity Under Antarctica’s Most Endangered Glacier

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Antarctica is the font of bad news that just keeps on giving. Thwaites Glacier, among the most threatened hunks of ice on the continent, is in even more dire straits than previously reported. Its melt from above and below is being aided by newly discovered cavities below the ice, as chronicled in Science Advances on…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/theres-a-huge-cavity-under-antarcticas-most-endangered-1832231144

Ancient Plants Reveal Arctic Summers Haven’t Been This Hot in 115,000 Years

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The latest sign of just how screwed the Arctic is: moss that hasn’t seen the light of day in at least 40,000 years is tumbling out of ice caps on Canada’s Baffin Island thanks to increasingly balmy summers. Based on that and other lines of evidence, research published in Nature Communications on Friday suggests that…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/ancient-plants-reveal-arctic-summers-havent-been-this-h-1832066494

Greenland’s Ice Can No Longer Handle Hot Summers

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A team of scientists is warning that the double whammy of a naturally recurring weather pattern and rising temperatures is triggering dramatic melting on the Greenland ice sheet—a problem the researchers liken to recent global coral bleaching events, which have been fueled by the one-two punch of El Niño and climate…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/greenlands-ice-can-no-longer-handle-hot-summers-1831951993