Antarctic Peninsula is a Ground Zero for global warming
SUMMIT COUNTY — Reporting a story about a new study detailing the loss of ice on the Antarctic Peninsula inspired me to post these unpublished photos of some icescapes from the Weddell Sea. The are and water around the Antarctic Peninsula are warming as fast or faster than anywhere else on Earth. As a result, ice shelves are collapsing and when they do, the glaciers behind them melt much more rapidly with potential consequences for marine ecosytems in the area and sea levels around the globe. And some incredible land- and seascapes are also at risk.
Filed under: climate and weather, global warming, Morning photo, photography, Summit County news Tagged: | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Glacier, Ice shelf, Paulet Island, Polar Regions, sea level, Weddell Sea