More focus on Antarctica

Whilst we hear much about the rapidly vanishing sea ice in the Artic, Antarctica seems to go relatively unnoticed. Until recently that is. The following BBC articles point to the growing problems there as well. Don’t forget the rule of thumb that warming at the poles is about twice that of the global average (i.e. 1 deg.C globally translates to 2 deg.C polar).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7843446.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7843170.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7851276.stm