We are on Very Thin Ice

Larsen C is Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf, and it is unfortunately disintegrating at an all-too rapid pace.

A deep crack along the northern part of the shelf is expected to cause an imminent break, which will leave the remaining shelf unstable and susceptible to its own collapse. The disintegrations are caused in large part by climate change, and contribute to rising ocean levels.

As our research shows, solutions to climate change lie in understanding the dynamics of complex living systems and social systems, and therefore any solutions by necessity have to be collaborative, involve multi-level governance, and be ongoing.

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