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Australia wants to build a huge concrete runway in Antarctica. Here’s why that’s a bad idea

AAD Shaun Brooks, University of Tasmania and Julia Jabour, University of Tasmania The Conversation Australia wants to build a 2.7-kilometre concrete runway in Antarctica, the world’s biggest natural reserve. The plan, if approved, would have the largest footprint of any project in the continent’s history. The runway is part of an aerodrome to be constructed […]

July 19th

Antarctic ice is melting faster than we thought – killing one last climate denier talking point

Odds are, no one was especially thrilled by the widely reported news last week that Antarctica’s ice melt has tripled since 1992. But deniers are particularly angry: the finding strikes a blow against one of their last sort-of-true talking points. Deniers, you see, love to claim that despite Arctic melt, the ice covering the Antarctic is doing fine, or […]