– We need to understand how glaciers are shrinking in order to better adapt to climate change impacts such as changes to water supply, landslides and avalanches, says Prof. Andreas Kääb, a glacier expert from Dept. of Geosciences, UiO.
The largest of all mass extinctions on Earth happened at the end of the Permian Period, 252 million years ago. Volcanism and The Siberian Traps may have been part of the cause.
There are 30% more sediments on the seabed than previously expected, reveal an update of the map GlobSed. This equates to up to two km of extra land mass over today’s land area.