However the current rate of sea level rise is expected to cause serious problems for major coastal cities over the next century – and Pacific islands are already disappearing beneath the waves
Numbers of the birdsplummeting in areas where global warming has had most impact
Research suggests we are slowly awakening a process that, in the past, has utterly transformed one of the biggest ice sources on Earth
The aquatic Antarctic natives survive in one of the world's most hostile environments, battling the elements, predators - and climate change
The 55-year-old former Army officer died a mere 30 miles from completing Shackleton’s historic unfinished expedition
Lorius is a French glaciologist and climate-change expert whose discovery of palaeo-atmosphere information within polar ice cores helped prove man-made global warming
The footage comes courtesy of the Adélie penguins in Terre Adélie, Antarctica
A century after Shackleton's 'Endurance' sank, mountaineer Rebecca Stephens and her daughter followed in his wake on a luxury expedition cruise
Where to go and what to know
One researcher was found brewing beer in a laboratory
New studies show what experts say is the direct consequence of global warming on Magellanic penguins in South America
A failure to respond to an order from the ship's captain may have played a critical role in the operational fiasco that led to the stranding of the Akademik Shokalskiy in thick Antarctic sea ice on Christmas Eve.
A former Welsh international rugby player has set the second fastest unsupported solo journey to the South Pole in history.
Rise is twice that considered dangerous by climate scientists
Passengers on a climate change research ship stranded in Antarctica are likely to ring in the New Year on the ice-trapped vessel – as a rescue helicopter on a nearby Chinese ship waits for the weather to clear.
It has not been, we must report, a vintage year for facial hair. The prize for the annual Beard of the Year has had to be shared between The Choir's Gareth Malone, actor John Hurt and rugby player Geoff Parling.