Earth News: Antarctica
Feb 23, 2007
Research in the polar regions has never been more important in the quest to understand impacts of climate change, according to the UK's science minister.
Urgent scientific effort in Antarctica was needed to assess the extent of global warming, Malcolm Wicks observed.
"Climate change has to be the world's number one concern for the foreseeable future in this century," he told BBC News.
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, f...