Peter Wadhams: Preparing for an Arctic without ice

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:08 pm on 2 October 2017
Typical rotted ice in the southern Beaufort Sea in August 2014, observed during an expedition aboard USCGS Healy.

Typical rotted ice in the southern Beaufort Sea in August 2014, observed during an expedition aboard USCGS Healy. Photo: Supplied / "A Farewell to Ice"

The ice cover at the top of the world is thinning  and disappearing at an alarming rate. It's something that can even be seen from space. Peter Wadhams, Emeritus Professor of Ocean Physics at the Dept of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in the University of Cambridge,  has seen first hand the changes in the Arctic ice.  He's been measuring it for nearly 50 years and warns the consequences will be catastrophic if the ice continues to disappear in the Arctic and Antarctic. 

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