Ice holds one of the best climatic records that we have for atmospheric CO2 with deposits dating back hundreds of thousands of years ago. In this episode we’re joined by palaeo-climatologists Dr. Lauren Gregoire and Dr. Ruza Ivanovic from the University of Leeds.
Where are the main ice sheets and how do they affect sea level rise in comparison to sea ice? We discuss not only how these massive ice sheets change, but also what the effect of those changes have on our climate and weather systems, for example by driving significant changes in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). Tune in as we explore ice sheets and glacial periods of the past, present, and future as well as the beautifully complex relationship between ice sheets, oceans, and climate.