The ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic are dwindling as a direct effect of our warming climate, and are losing more and more ice.
Marine protected areas: Safe havens for the cold-loving fauna of the Antarctic
Ice mass balance: Dwindling ice sheets, rising sea level
Ice shelves: Changes in the atmospheric circulation are accelerating the loss of mass in the Antarctic Ice Sheet
Climate modelling: Temperature forecasts for the extreme summer of 2100
Whereas the global sea level rose by only 20 centimetres in the course of the 20th century, the current rate is more than 3 millimetres per year.
The new Arctic: Environmental and climate protection as the point of departure for commercial development
Sea ice: An indicator for the current state of the climate system
Life in the polar seas: Stress thanks to heat, acidification and lack of oxygen
Carbon reservoirs: The more CO2 the ocean absorbs today, the less it can tomorrow
Sea-ice retreat: Gaps in the Arctic food web