Snotsicles and snowdrifts: Extreme climate scienc thumbnail

Snotsicles and snowdrifts: Extreme climate scienc

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‘Snotsicles’ – distinctly unattractive hundreds of frozen snot – are appropriate among the challenges of doing science in an enviornment as indecent as the Antarctic.

Scientists concern the Thwaites Glacier might per chance per chance per chance be starting a means of catastrophic give device.

There might be more than three metres of doubtless sea level upward push within the ice of West Antarctica, ample to swamp quite lots of the massive cities of the sector and force a total bunch of hundreds and hundreds of oldsters from their homes.

The BBC’s chief ambiance correspondent, Justin Rowlatt travelled with a gaggle of scientists who’re piece of a $50 million joint US-UK mission.

Nonetheless, as he learned, doing science in one of the most indecent environments on Earth is no longer easy.

Filming by Jemma Cox

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