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Antarctica in 2070: what future will we choose
14 June 2018

Multi-purpose research and resupply vessel,Aurora Australis arriving at Totten Glacier - photo: Paul Brown, Australian Maritime College ©
Totten ice front - Photo: Esmee van Wijk ©

Choices made in the next decade will have long-term consequences for Antarctica and the globe, according to research published on 14 June by the journal Nature. The study explores how Antarctica and the Southern Ocean will change over the next 50 years, and how those changes will impact the rest of the globe. This was reported by CSIRO on 14 June.
Two scenarios are considered: one in which greenhouse gas emissions remain unchecked, and one in which strong action is taken to limit emissions and to manage increased human use of Antarctica.

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