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Richard Alley
If a cliff even higher than the ~100 m subaerial/900 m submarine cliffs were to form, as might occur with retreat of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, it might break repeatedly with much shorter pauses than now observed, causing very fast grounding line retreat and sea level
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Oct 26 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about Antarctica. You'll find 117 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. You can also see the other popular topics. The 3 people who have been quoted more about Antarctica are: Robert Bingham, Matt Amesbury and Rod Downie. Robert Bingham specifically said: “We also suspect there are even more on the bed of the sea that lies under the Ross ice shelf, it is very likely this region will turn out to be the densest region of volcanoes in the world, greater even than east Africa, where mounts Nyiragongo, Kilimanjaro, Longonot and all the other active volcanoes are concentrated. If one of these volcanoes were to erupt it could further destabilise west Antarctica's ice sheets. Anything that causes the melting of ice -- which an eruption certainly would -- is likely to speed up the flow of ice into the sea.”.
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Linda Zunas

I set it up because I wanted to participate in the Women's March. I spent a month after the election mourning the impending damage to the earth that will be done. I felt like I needed to do something to be part of the global movement. The actual marching will be short as we have to limit our footprint on land. We hope to have gentoo penguins in the background of our march. We are not discussing politics at all, But you may infer our opinions based on our choice of day and

Robert Bingham

We also suspect there are even more on the bed of the sea that lies under the Ross ice shelf, it is very likely this region will turn out to be the densest region of volcanoes in the world, greater even than east Africa, where mounts Nyiragongo, Kilimanjaro, Longonot and all the other active volcanoes are concentrated. If one of these volcanoes were to erupt it could further destabilise west Antarctica's ice sheets. Anything that causes the melting of ice -- which an eruption certainly would -- is likely to speed up the flow of ice into the

Adrian Luckman

In the ensuing months and years, the ice shelf could either gradually regrow, or may suffer further calving events which may eventually lead to collapse - opinions in the scientific community are divided. Our models say it will be less stable, but any future collapse remains years or decades

Jamie Hawkesworth

I never know why something catches my eye – it's just a natural response to it. There is one point in the show where you move from Preston to Antarctica – two very extreme places. In that sense that's how it's been over the last 10 years where I've gone from Preston to all across the

Max Van Wyk de Vries

By themselves the volcanoes wouldn't be likely to cause the entire ice sheet to melt. If we start reducing significant quantities of ice … you can more or less say that it triggers an eruption. It could be bad news. But in a way it's good. The volcanoes would still have been there. Now we know the volcanoes are

Robert Bingham

It is obviously a region that has the potential to be unstable. Some studies are finding it's started to melt, and we can't stop

Robert Bingham

We were amazed. We had not expected to find anything like that number … I think it is very likely this region will turn out to be the densest region of volcanoes in the

Max Van Wyk de Vries

Underneath an ice sheet is an environment you wouldn't expect usually expect a cone to be. They tend to erode into ridges or

Robert Bingham

The most volcanism that is going in the world at present is in regions that have only recently lost their glacier covering–after the end of the last ice age. These places include Iceland and Alaska. Theory suggests that this is occurring because, without ice sheets on top of them, there is a release of pressure on the regions' volcanoes and they become more

Laura Gerwin

You see a lot of tutus, a lot of bright-colored socks, a lot of onesies. If we didn't have humor down there we'd have a very hard time on that harsh

Steve Zellerhoff

One day I got into camp and they asked me what I was listening

Alicia Sutherland

I do a lot of military fades. But a lot of the people are like, I'm in Antarctica, I'm going to just grow everything

Kelly Falkner

If you designed it from scratch, you wouldn't have designed it the way it

Dale Rivers

One year there were more Ph.D.s working in the galley than in the Crary Lab. So really, the guy sweeping the floor might have a Ph.D. The cross section of talents is just phenomenal. And it's all here, all dressed in

Kelly Swanson - McMurdo

One day I was walking and I saw one of the janitors dressed up in a cheerleader outfit wearing fairy wings, and I said to him, Oh, are you going to the costume party tonight? And he said, No, I'm going to

Michael Lucibella

Over 150 different research projects operate out of McMurdo Station every year, and all of them require a tremendous amount of logistical support, everything from moving heavy cargo to supplying food to getting people out to remote corners of the continent. It's a kind of logistics that I'd never seen

Paul Zukunft

We are sprinting out of the starting blocks to build the first heavy icebreaker by

Tom Sylvester

Antarctica is an incredibly beautiful place and we have made such great friends here, so the setting couldn't be better. We have always wanted to have a small personal wedding, but never imagined we'd be able to get married in one of the most remote places on

David Vaughan - British Antarctic Survey

The Larsen A and B ice shelves, which were situated further north on the Antarctic Peninsula, collapsed in 1995 and 2002 respectively. This resulted in the dramatic acceleration of the glaciers behind them, with larger volumes of ice entering the ocean and contributing to sea-level rise. If Larsen C now starts to retreat significantly and eventually collapses, then we will see another contribution to sea level rise. There are other parts of the Antarctica that which are losing ice to the oceans but those are affected less by atmospheric warming and more by ocean

David Vaughan - British Antarctic Survey

Our glaciologists will now be watching closely to see whether the remaining Larsen C ice shelf becomes less stable than before the iceberg broke

Anna Hogg

At this point it would be premature to say that this was caused by global

Jimmy Kimmel

Donald Jr. hired a lawyer yesterday. This lawyer in the past represented members of the Mafia, which actually makes sense. Because the Trumps are like the Corleone family – if all of them were

Jimmy Kimmel

There's a kind of Protestant-work-ethic guilt attached to skipping. But do what you gotta

Ian Howat

If there is going to be a climate catastrophe, it's probably going to start at

Martin O'Leary

Although this is a natural event, and we're not aware of any link to human-induced climate change, this puts the ice shelf in a very vulnerable position. This is the furthest back that the ice front has been in recorded history. We're going to be watching very carefully for signs that the rest of the shelf is becoming

Andrew Shepherd

Everyone loves a good iceberg, and this one is a corker. But despite keeping us waiting for so long, I'm pretty sure that Antarctica won't be shedding a tear when it's gone because the continent loses plenty of its ice this way each year, and so it's really just business as usual!feedback

Martin Siegert

There is enough ice in Antarctica that if it all melted, or even just flowed into the ocean, sea levels [would] rise by 60

Rune Thomas Ege

HFOs should already have been banned in the Arctic – as they has been in

Aleks Terauds

While this might provide new areas for native species to colonise, it could also result in the spread of invasive species and, in the long term, the extinction of less competitive native

Christopher Harig

It's no longer a projection, it's now an observation. It's not something that they can continue to put off into the

Christopher Harig

I think it's gotten to the point where the observation is pretty

Christopher Harig

We understand why the sea level is accelerating and we're understanding what the components are

Patrick Ginot

As glaciologists, we want to keep this kind of glacier sample because for us it is an encyclopedia of the climate and environment. When you remove a glacier sample, you're perforating through into the world's

Dan Charman

The sensitivity of moss growth to past temperature rises suggests that ecosystems will alter rapidly under future warming, leading to major changes in the biology and landscape of the region. In short, we could see Antarctic greening to parallel well-established observations in the

Dominic Hodgson - British Antarctic Survey

The insects and plants that are native to Antarctica have survived there for thousands of years. We have got to act now if we want to save this last, pristine

Dominic Hodgson - British Antarctic Survey

These tourists are often very scrupulous about not leaving waste or having mud – which could carry seeds or bugs from other areas – on their boots when they set foot on the Antarctic peninsula. However, it is still very difficult to avoid contamination. Camera bags are a particular problem. People take them from one continent to the next and rarely clean them. They put them on the ground and seeds picked up elsewhere get shaken loose. It is a real

Dominic Hodgson - British Antarctic Survey

The common house fly is a perfect example of the problem the Antarctic now faces from invading species. It comes in on ships, where it thrives in kitchens and then at bases on the continent. It now has an increasing chance of surviving in the Antarctic as it warms up, and that is a worry. Insects like the fly carry pathogens that could have a devastating effect on indigenous

Richard E. Byrd

There did not seem to be any chance of getting out, but with this luck piece and a seaplane, we managed, by zigzagging and pounding the ice, to break our way through to open water. Perhaps without this luck piece we would still be in your inhospitable

Ted Scambos

This berg is telling us something has changed, and not for the better. For now, though, the ice shelf will barely

Zhang Gaoli

There needs to be a proper balance between the protection and utilization of Antarctica in order to keep the environment green and sustain economic growth and cultural stability for

Lin Shanqing

At this stage China's Antarctic expeditions and research mainly focus on boosting our understanding of the Antarctic and to better conserve the Antarctic environment. According to my knowledge now, China has made no plans for mining activity in

Robert M. DeConto

This is another indicator that Antarctica is moving backward in geologic time – which makes sense, considering atmospheric CO2 levels have already risen to levels that the planet hasn't seen since the Pliocene, 3 million years ago, when the Antarctic ice sheet was smaller, and sea-levels were higher. If greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, Antarctica will head even further back in geologic time . . . perhaps the peninsula will even become forested again someday, like it was during the greenhouse climates of the Cretaceous and Eocene, when the continent was ice

Matt Amesbury

We're starting back on a journey towards that sort of environment. Certainly, Antarctica has not always been the ice place it has been now on very long

Matt Amesbury

People will think of Antarctica quite rightly as a very icy place, but our work shows that parts of it are green, and are likely to be getting greener. Even these relatively remote ecosystems, that people might think are relatively untouched by human kind, are showing the effects of human induced climate change. This is linking into other processes that are happening on the Antarctic Peninsula at the moment, particularly things like glacier retreat which are freeing up new areas of ice-free land – and the mosses particularly are very effective colonisers of those new

Nicholas Frearson

We are 9,000 miles from New York. But we are connected by the

Matt Amesbury

Because we have got this wide transect now and all of the [sites examined] are showing the same response, consistently over that 1,000km transect, that makes us much more confident that it is a response to temperature

Thomas Roland

The likelihood of this happening is very much an uncertainty, but remains a very real possibility, which is understandably concerning. Should this occur, it would further transform the face of this remote, largely pristine and very iconic

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

This technology will help us to better understand the important feeding areas of whales along the Antarctic peninsula, and the impact of declining sea ice caused by warming temperatures. The data will contribute towards the development of a network of Marine Protected Areas, conserving critical habitat not only for future generations of Antarctica's ocean giants, but also for penguins, krill and thousands of other marine

Kelly Hammer Lankford

Our parents died of no fault of their own, simply because they got on that boat. Our parents were adventurous people who had visited every continent except Antarctica. They loved family and travel and enjoyed telling their grandchildren about their experiences. Every single day, they are missed. Mornings are difficult because that's when I always used to talk to them. Now I wake up every morning and the first thing I think about is that they are

William Colgan

Because of emerging processes, especially related to the Greenland ice sheet and the Antarctic ice sheet, it now looks like the uncertainties are all biased

Robert M. DeConto

These estimates of higher sea-level contributions from the Arctic will only add to the new, higher estimates of potential sea level contributions from Antarctica – which is not good

William Colgan

You have to have a deliberate and sustained implementation of Paris for 30 years before you see a significant difference in the rate of global sea level

William Colgan

If you look at the history of sea level rise projections over the last 20 years, they're going up through time. Not just because of sea level actually rising, but also because of our understanding of the processes improving through

Rob Kopp

We're learning an increasing amount about the instability of marine based ice, and the amount of marine based ice that there is in Antarctica. And as we take more of these processes into account, the extent of the things that we don't know that much about and aren't yet able to quantify well has become

Gísli Jónsson

This was the first time this full traverse has ever been attempted, let alone doing it there and back. There are established routes to the South Pole and to the base station at McMurdo, but no passenger car has done anything remotely close to what we planned to take

Michael Rast

We had the warmest pole Arctic summer last year. And we are losing polar ice rapidly. At the moment we lose almost 125 cubic kilometres of ice per in Antarctica every year and three times as much in

Patrick Bergel

We'd been briefed with up-to-date satellite imagery of where the crevasses were in relation to our GPS route, but it was still a worry. On the crevasse field near McMurdo, we had to drive very carefully and suddenly there was a 'vroomph' and a judder. The other vehicles, including the Hyundai, quickly dragged a truck out of danger, but it was a big relief. Compared to what my great-grandfather did, this was one-thousandth as hard and I don't think we're under any illusions about

Gísli Jónsson

People who have a lot of experience of Antarctica know what it does to machinery; basically, anything and everything falls

Patrick Bergel

This was a proper expedition with a challenge to accomplish that nobody else had done before. So it was a fairly easy decision to decide to go, it was the right time for me – and I grabbed it. Compared to what my great grandfather did, this was one thousandth as hard and I don't think we're under any illusions about

Patrick Bergel

No comparison, we had modern appurtenances, comparative luxury and an amazing vehicle. But it's still quite something to be the first to do this in a wheeled passenger

Jonathan Kingslake

This is not in the future – this is widespread now, and has been for decades. I think most polar scientists have considered water moving across the surface of Antarctica to be extremely rare. But we found a lot of it, over very large areas. Looking forward, it will be really important to work out how these systems will change in response to warming, and how this will affect the ice

Victor Campbell

The noise of running water from a lot of streams sounded very odd after the usual Antarctic silence. Occasionally an enormous boulder would come crashing down from the heights above, making jumps of 50 or 100 feet at a

Ian Willis

The big question is: Why is it that water has been present on ice shelves for many years, for decades, and they've been relatively stable? I don't think you can find anyone who can tell you an

Ian Willis

There was really so little known about the hydrology of Antarctica. About 10 years ago, I used to tell the students that there's just starting to be an understanding of water and the Greenland ice sheet. The same is true of Antarctica

Ian Willis

If that water is simply evacuated, then it could be that those ice shelves are more stable than the models currently suggest. But it's still pretty

Knut Christianson

Incorporating surface hydrology into ice-sheet-scale modeling is a relatively new

Knut Christianson

This is the first time, to my knowledge, that such adaptability has been documented so comprehensively. Work in these areas has begun, but the continental-wide observations (requiring high-resolution imagery) have only recently become available, and the scientific understanding must be grounded in these new observations, so there's still much to be

Alison Banwell

A handful of previous studies have documented surface lakes and streams on individual ice shelves over a span of a few years. But the authors' work is the first to extensively map meltwater features and drainage systems on all of Antarctica's ice shelves, over multiple

Danny Duffy

That whole sea ice thing in Antarctica is no joke. I'm not going to sit here and say I'm like some 'Sierra Club' kind of guy. But I definitely at least wonder where the Earth is going to be in 10 to 20 years

Dee Boersma

When conditions are good, they can raise two chicks in a season and continue to feed them. When there's little food around, they save themselves, forgetting about both eggs and

Louise Emmerson

Non-breeding birds are harder to count because they are out foraging at sea, rather than nesting in colonies on land. However, our study in East Antarctica, has shown that non-breeding Adelie penguins may be as, or more, abundant than the breeders. These birds are an important reservoir of future breeders and estimating their numbers ensures we better understand the entire population's foraging

Luc Jacquet

We had a team of five divers who went down to a depth of 70 metres. That was a world-first. No one had dived so deep in the Antarctica. We discovered the absolute grace of the penguin in the depths, that perhaps is not news but the quality of these 'submarines', the colours, they are absolutely incredible

Michael Sparrow

Verification of maximum and minimum temperatures help us to build up a picture of the weather and climate in one of Earth's final

Mark Serreze

But unless something funny happens, we're looking at a record minimum in Antarctica. Some people say it's already happened. We tend to be conservative by looking at five-day running

Mark Serreze

We've always thought of the Antarctic as the sleeping elephant starting to stir. Well, maybe it's starting to stir

Vicki Arroyo

I think it would be really difficult to roll back the endangerment finding. It would be really difficult at this stage to argue in a legally defensible manner that there is not endangerment given what we're seeing with the Greenland ice melt, Antarctica, the more frequent severe storms, long droughts – many of which have been connected to human responsibility for CO2 and other climate-related

Javier Negrete

It's not clear if the animals are disappearing or

Rodolfo Sanchez

I started coming here in 1990. It snowed, but it did not rain... now in the summer it is raining all the

Rodolfo Sanchez

This glacial retreat at Potter Cove releases a mass of fresh water that alters salinity levels and unleashes sediment ... changing the abundance and diversity of

Martin O'Leary

We think that once this iceberg has gone, the 'Larsen C' ice shelf will be in a less stable position than before, precisely how much less stable depends on what path the crack takes as it propagates. I think we're probably more worried that the next iceberg could cause the next iceberg to collapse rather than this time

Andrew Fleming

The Larsen B shattered like car safety glass into thousands and thousands of pieces. It disappeared in the space of about a

Jay Zwally

By itself this calving is not a cause for alarm. But the ice shelf has been thinning as other ice shelves have been thinning in the Antarctic

Callum Roberts

People's first reaction is that 30 percent sounds like a lot, that you'll never get it, that you must be mad. But we are all pretty mad to have thought that we could sustain nature and the processes on the planet on anything less than

John Kerry

The Ross Sea region MPA will safeguard one of the last unspoiled ocean wilderness areas on the planet – home to unparalleled marine biodiversity and thriving communities of penguins, seals, whales, seabirds and

John Kerry

The Ross Sea Region marine protected area (MPA) will safeguard one of the last unspoiled ocean wilderness areas on the planet -- home to unparalleled marine biodiversity and thriving communities of penguins, seals, whales, seabirds, and

Mike Walker

For the first time, countries have put aside their differences to protect a large area of the Southern Ocean and international waters. Although there was not a decision on the proposed protection of the Weddell Sea and the East Antarctic this year, we are confident that these areas will be protected in the coming years, adding to the system of marine protected areas in the Southern

Murray McCully

It goes to demonstrate that you can never jump to conclusions. Every now and then you get

John Kerry

It happened because our nations understood the responsibility we share to protect this unique place for future generations. The Ross Sea region marine protected area will safeguard one of the last unspoiled ocean wilderness areas on the planet – home to unparalleled marine biodiversity and thriving communities of penguins, seals, whales, seabirds, and

Andrea Kavanagh - The Pew Charitable Trusts

We couldn't be happier about this result. This is history. This has never been done

Louise Sime - British Antarctic Survey

By uncovering, for the first time, a huge retreat around Antarctica, we have established that sea ice in the Southern Hemisphere is also susceptible to major climate

Andrew Shepherd

It's completely unsurprising that in any long-term temperature record there will be a decade of measurements that buck the trend. There are few scientists left who believe that atmospheric warming will be the main cause of Antarctic [ice] instability over the next century. The real threat is ocean warming, which has triggered widespread loss of ice just around the corner in west Antarctica and we should not lose sight of

Ross Salawitch

The paper is quite convincing. To me at least it resolves the mystery of the 2015 Antarctic ozone hole. So, 28 years after the Montreal Protocol was agreed upon, we have strong evidence that the ozone hole is getting smaller. I'd say this is a remarkable achievement, particularly in the instant gratification world in which we

Malcolm Turnbull

This is not a time to make a protest vote. This is a time to treat your vote as though that is the single vote that will determine the next

Colin Summerhayes

Even water that cool is still warm enough to melt the ice at the base of the ice

Andrew Shepherd

Based upon what we know things will look very different in the northern hemisphere. The sea ice has been retreating over the past few decades. We know that for sure. The polar ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland will look the same from space, they are big white things, but they'll have a lot less ice in them. And that ice will end up in the water and so sea levels will rise as a consequence of that. So people will need to adapt to those

Alain Hubert

Mostly when we talk about climate change in Antarctica we talk about the western peninsula, which has the same problem as we have in the Alps in Europe, or in the Andes, with the melting of the ice. But East Antarctica is a place where you get more accumulation at the

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