Ice in the Antarctic

The most dramatic and immediate evidence of climate change is to be found at the extremes of the planet. The ice at the poles and the conditions in the tropics show most vividly how our climate is changing. Tropics are increasingly becoming deserts and the poles are losing their ice cover. Continue reading

A geography lesson in a hundred years from now

Imagine what a map of the world will look like to school children in a hundred years from now. They will probably not have an atlas or a globe, but a global will be projected in front of them in three dimensions which they and the teacher will be able to manipulate, zoom in and out, check facts and information in whatever detail was necessary. Continue reading

What is happening to Ice and the North Pole and South Pole

We are close to the time of the year when Arctic sea ice extent is traditionally at its lowest. In the second or third week of September we can get news of whether the extent of summer sea ice in theArctichas reached a new low. In 2007 the extent of summer sea ice reached its lowest ever and it seems that we are on track to equal that record in the next week or two. Continue reading