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A look back

A look back

From historical pollution and singing ice-sheets to MPA collapses and ozone repair, the past few months have taken me on a journey into a continent I adore. Imagery of an unchanging, inhospitable continent often come to mind when we think of Antarctica. And aspects of […]

Assessing the state of Antarctica

Assessing the state of Antarctica

Since 2002, Antarctica as a whole has been losing 24 cubic miles of ice each year, with ice loss tripling after 2012 (NASA, 2018). When the Larsen C ice shelf fractured and sent a chunk of ice twice the size of Luxembourg off into the Weddell […]

Why Antarctica?

Why Antarctica?

Or, ‘what makes Antarctica so special?’  The answers to this question provide my reasons for choosing to study this other-worldly continent. Antarctica is a place of enormous proportions (bigger than the entirety of the US and Mexico combined), unimaginable weather conditions and properties (it’s the highest, driest, […]