Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting at a rate of 283 and 145 gigatonnes per year, respectively. But what does one gigatonne actually look like? NASA broke down their satellite data to help you wrap your head around the numbers.
Every summer, algal blooms blanket parts of the Antarctica Peninsula's coast. Now, researchers say those blooms are likely to expand as climate change continues and Earth becomes progressively warmer. According to HuffPost, British scientists have put together the first large-scale map of green algae across the area. Green snow algae is found where summer temperatures are above freezing, but still cold enough for there to be snow.
Warming temperatures due to climate change are helping the formation and spread of “green snow” visible from space, according to new research led by Dr Matt Davey from Cambridge University. Rosanna Philpott reports.