Monthly Archives: March 2015

Why Is Antarctic Sea Ice Growing?

Antarctic sea ice areal extent is indeed growing.  Does that mean Antarctica is cooling? Nope. In what feels like a counter-intuitive statement, the ice is in fact growing because the glaciers are melting. That probably needs some explanation. Land glaciers in Western Antarctica are melting , and melt is accelerating in parts of the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet. Glaciers are […]