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Your Call: How does a melting Antarctica affect our planet?

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Photo by Cristina Mittermeier
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Antarctica 2012

  

We’ll have a conversation about the seventh continent. The New York Times reports that miles of Antarctic ice are collapsing into the sea due to rising global temperatures.  

The disintegration of the glaciers may be unstoppable, and result in dramatically rising sea levels in the near future in places like the Bay Area. What do we need to know about Antarctica?  

Guests:

Helen Amanda Fricker, professor of Geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego

Cristina Mittermeier, conservation photographer

Robinson Meyer, environmental journalist for The Atlantic

Resources: 

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

 

NY Times: Antarctic Dispatches (A 3-Part Series)

 

NY Times: A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Is 8 Miles From Creating an Iceberg the Size of Delaware

 

The Atlantic: Antarctic Scientists Go Chasing Waterfalls…and discover rivers and lakes they’re unused to.

Science: Volume loss from Antarctic ice shelves is accelerating

 

Cristina Mittermeier Photography

 

Bill Moyers: These Images Carry a Dire Warning About Climate Change