14 June 2018
In response to the Nature Journal findings that Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years, Rod Downie, Polar Chief Advisor at WWF, said:
“The Antarctic is on the frontline of climate change. In our lifetime, West Antarctica has experienced some of the most rapidly warming temperatures on the planet. These have caused regional declines in sea-ice, a shift in the distribution of penguin species, and even forced us to redraw the shape of the coastline as glaciers recede.
“And we here in the UK are part of the cause. That’s why we need the UK government to act now to live up to its commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement to cut carbon emissions.”