Global warming could raise sea levels by almost three metres (9.8ft) by destabilising a major eastern Antarctic glacier, scientists have said.

The stability of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and its contribution to past sea-level rise are not well defined; in this paper, airborne geophysical data and ice-sheet models are used to show that the Totten Glacier has undergone large-scale retreats and advances, and that it could contribute several metres of sea-level rise in a fully retreated scenario.

New scientific studies show that the North Pole is gradually shifting towards the UK, as global warming is changing the way the Earth turns on its axis.

The future of Australia’s premier science organisation, the CSIRO, has again being placed in doubt by indications that 'doing science for science sake' will not be part of its strategy.

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global seas could rise nearly twice as much as previous, widely accepted estimates, according to a study published on Thursday saying low-lying cities face p

Climate and ice-sheet modelling that includes ice fracture dynamics reveals that Antarctica could contribute more than a metre of sea-level rise by 2100 and more than 15 metres by 2500, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated.

Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet could cause sea level to rise by twice as much as previous thought.

We use numerical climate simulations, paleoclimate data, and modern observations to study the effect of growing ice melt from Antarctica and Greenland. Meltwater tends to stabilize the ocean column, inducing amplifying feedbacks that increase subsurface ocean warming and ice shelf melting.

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The East Antarctic ice sheet is a 'sleeping giant' and the world is on track for massive sea level rises resulting from its melting due to the rising carbon dioxide levels, scientists warn.

WELLINGTON, March 11 (Xinhua) -- The world is on track for massive sea level rises resulting from the melting of an Antarctic ice sheet if carbon dioxide emissions continue as predicted, a leading