The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is currently thought to be relatively stable in the face of global warming but Totten Glacier is bucking the trend.
Women must take a greater leadership role in fighting climate change because its effects fall hardest on women, the head of UN Women said this week.
Even as the world is faced with the growing threat of climate change, it already has the means to build a more sustainable world and avert widespread disruptions and destruction if there is a will to act, Dr RK Pachauri, the head of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC), said on Tuesday.
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced measures to help other countries fight climate change, saying that it is necessary to adopt an ambitious worldwide accord in which all countries are involved.
New York City on Sunday was the scene of a huge and colourful demonstration against climate change with more than 3,00,000 people turning out as part of an international initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of global warming.