COP28 Video of the Week: “What the Extreme 2023 Sea Ice Minimum Tells Us About Antarctica’s Future”

Last year, Antarctic sea ice reached its lowest summer area since satellite records began, followed by a record-low winter sea ice maximum. This COP28 session provided an expert briefing on the global climate and ecosystem implications of 2023’s Antarctic sea ice observations, framing the year in comparison to future 1.5°C and 2°C scenario projections. Dr. Stefanie Arndt from the Alfred Wegener Institute moderated the event. Speakers included Dr. Won Sang Lee, Korea Polar Research Institute; Dr. Sian Henley, University of Edinburgh; Dr. Will Hobbs, Australian Antarctic Program Partnership; and Dr. Nichole Hill, Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science.

By Amy Imdieke, Global Outreach Director, and Pam Pearson, Director of ICCI.
Published Mar. 22, 2024      Updated Mar. 22, 2024 1:52 am