Polar Regions News Roundup W/C 30th October 2023

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29th October 2023

Extreme weather in the UK: why Arctic climate change cannot stay “out of sight, out of mind”

Melting Arctic ice

A recent UK Parliament report advocates for boosted funding in research on Arctic climate change, to better understand the potential impacts on extreme weather and flooding over the UK.

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Bird Flu Reaches the Antarctic for the First Time

Brown skua

As the first known cases of H5N1 are detected in the region, scientists fear for the isolated penguin and seal populations that have never been exposed.

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Arctic Cyclones Are Getting Stronger, More Damaging

Arctic cyclone from space

As the climate warms, Arctic cyclones are lasting longer and becoming stronger, leading to more sea ice loss

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Sea-level rise: West Antarctic ice shelf melt 'unavoidable'

Antarctic ice

Increased melting of West Antarctica's ice shelves is "unavoidable" in the coming decades, a new study has warned.

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Russia Inks Deal with Dubai’s DP World To Develop Arctic Container Shipping

Northern lights over shipping container

A joint venture with Emirati logistics company DP World is the latest sign that Russia is looking for new partners to push ahead with the development of its Arctic shipping routes.

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Have you read our latest Polar Notes article? See below for the most recent publication on the APPG Polar Regions website.

Why Pride matters for doing better polar research

Polar Pride celebrations at Rothera 2021

With the APPG for Polar Regions hosting an event in Parliament to highlight Polar Pride this November, Dr James Lea, Reader in Glaciology and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at the University of Liverpool, explains why Polar Pride, and diversity in this polar sciences, is so important.

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