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Climate Change

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British Antarctic Survey Climate Change Position Statement
Summary of BAS’s views on climate change and what BAS is doing to improve advice given to policy makers.

Climate Change overview
How BAS scientists investigate Climate Change

Climate change — causes and effects
Changes in global climate, how they affect Antarctica, and the role of Antarctica in the Earth System

Pine Island — Measuring one of the world’s largest glaciers
Scientists investigate what’s causing one of the world’s biggest glaciers to speed up, and how Pine Island Glacier, on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, will contribute to sea level rise.

Climate change and Google Earth
Use the power of Google Earth to explore and learn about the potential impacts of climate change and find out how you can make a difference.

Antarctic Peninsula - rapid warming
Warming of the Antarctic Peninsula has been the focus of considerable recent research, and substantial progress is now being made in understanding the causes and profound impacts of this warming.

The ice man cometh — ice cores reveal past climates
Ice core scientist Dr Robert Mulvaney explains how he mines the tiny bubbles of ancient air trapped in ice for information

Antarctica’s Hidden Lakes
Lakes that lie beneath Antarctica’s vast ice sheets may hold clues to the Earth’s past climate and evolution of life — how do we know?

Ice cores and climate change
Slices of ice core, drilled from the depths of the Earth’s ice sheets reveal details of the planet’s past climate