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Ice in Antarctica

12 Nov

Douglas Mawson embraced ‘the wonderful complexity and baffling contradictions of nature’

He would have been fascinated by this one; some of the Antarctic ice is apparently extending, even as evidence of global warming increases and large sections of the world’s icy surfaces disappear. This anomaly occurs because the polar vortex, winds swirling around the South Pole is strengthening  and forcing ice sheets together to form ridges which are  thickening slowly, researchers from the University of Washington have found.

This IS a baffling contradiction!