Why a Middle Eastern business thirsty for water can't just tow an iceberg from Antarctica

A new study has for the first time presented solid evidence that human-caused global warming is linked to melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Scientists already knew that periodically changing winds in the region have caused an increase in warm ocean conditions around key glaciers in West Antarctica, and that this is causing them to lose ice. But they did not know whether changes in the winds could be linked to global warming. The new study shows that changes in the winds have indeed been influenced in part by warming climate, along with shorter-term natural variations in climate. The findings are published today in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Why a Middle Eastern business thirsty for water can't just tow an iceberg from Antarctica

It's not just money and engineering that stand in the way of a wild plan to tow an iceberg to the Middle East for fresh water.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from ABC Science

Scientists link climate change to melting in West Antarctica

A new study has for the first time presented solid evidence that human-caused global warming is linked to melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Scientists already knew that periodically changing ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Icebergs delay Southern Hemisphere future warming

New research, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, has found that Antarctic icebergs can weaken and delay the effect of Global Warming in the Southern Hemisphere.

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Icebergs delay Southern Hemisphere future warming, Wed 14 Aug 19 from Watts Up With That?

Icebergs delay Southern Hemisphere future warming, Wed 14 Aug 19 from SpaceDaily

Melting Antarctic ice can ‘significantly’ delay climate heating in Southern Hemisphere

The trade-off, of course, is an 80 cm-higher global sea level.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from ZME Science

Climate warming responsible for West Antarctic Ice Sheet melting

"This is the first evidence for a direct link between human activities and the loss of ice from West Antarctica."

Tue 13 Aug 19 from ZME Science

Wind shifts caused by human-induced global warming cause of West Antarctic's melting ice

Human-caused climate change has triggered wind shifts in Antarctica, according to a new study, driving accelerated melting across the continent's west coast.

Fri 16 Aug 19 from UPI

Artificial snow could save world’s coasts

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Physicsworld Blog

Antarctic icebergs reduce effects of global warming in Southern Hemisphere

Antarctic icebergs can temper or delay the impacts of global warming in the Southern Hemisphere, according to a new study.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from UPI

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