In the northern hemisphere our focus is primarily on the Arctic and the vanishing sea ice. Australians tend to focus on their backyard, the Antarctic, and they're being warned that change is rapidly spreading.
The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) told a Senate estimates
hearing today "rapid changes" taking place across the icy land mass
would have significant impact on global climate.
Changes in ocean flows and shifts in Antarctic ice cap levels
were occurring at rates faster than at any other time in history, chief
scientist Nick Gales said.