Zoë Thomas

Gas bubbles in ice sample

The most-read stories of 2020 take us from the depths of the mind to the edges of the universe.

Researchers working at the Patriot Hills Blue Ice Area of Antarctica

New research has shed light on the role sea ice plays in managing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

iceberg

Perhaps 2°C doesn't sound like much, but if you look through history, 2°C temperature changes have had huge effects on the planet and people.

Ice core sample from the Patriot Hills area

Rising ocean temperatures drove the melting of Antarctic ice sheets and caused extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years ago, a new international study led by UNSW Sydney shows.