SOURCE: The Canberra Times

DATE: March 20, 2017

SNIP: Associate professor White braved freezing temperatures and blizzards on the remote and tiny island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic ocean, collecting data on climate change. He and his colleagues launched their final report in London on Friday, which showed ice sheets surrounding the island south-east of South America had shrunk faster than previously believed.

Mr White said ice sheets around South Georgia had shrunk to a tenth of its original size since the last ice age, likely as a result of our planet’s warming climate.

“It really did rewrite our understanding of how the ice sheets on South Georgia have changed.”

“The previous theory was they are more or less the same they are today.”