So much of the attention – and concern – over loss of glaciers has gone, understandably, to Greenland and to western Antarctica.
Not for long perhaps. Constantly improving technology from the air over the past decade is providing a clearer picture of ice and bedrock in what might be called “glacier country.” The kind of speculation the IPCC made in 2001 about the Antarctic ice sheet’s perhaps even gaining mass in the 21st century now appears tantamount to wishful thinking.
The new “This is Not Cool” video for Yale Climate Connections covers lots of bases from the scientific perspective on Totten and the glacier’s potentially rough road ahead. Lots of similarities to glacier melt in western Antarctica provide clues of potentially very troubling melting to come for Totten and eastern Antarctica, report scientists interviewed on the subject.