Antarctica's ice sheet contains enough water to rise sea-levels by over 60 meters. That's something that should give us pause given our changing climate, and yet we know surprisingly little about the frozen continent to the south.
This is despite the fact that there are some very worrying signs already about climate change taking its toll on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Indeed, incredibly even today in a very real sense we know more about the surface of Mars than we do the topography of Antarctica.
In a live interview in Birmingham with Glaciologist Dr. Martin Siegert, we learned about the innovative ways in which scientists are studying the ice-sheet, why it matters for the world, and hear about the mysterious subglacial lakes that lie beneath the surface and the secrets they may contain.
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