Antarctic climate change and the environment: an update

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  • John Turner
  • Thomas J. Bracegirdle
  • Peter Convey
  • Dominic A. Hodgson
  • Martin Jarvis
  • Adrian Jenkins
  • Gareth Marshall
  • Michael P. Meredith
  • Howard Roscoe
  • Jonathan Shanklin
  • John French
  • Hughes Goosse
  • Mauro Guglielmin
  • Julian Gutt
  • Stan Jacobs
  • Marlon C. Kennicutt II
  • Valerie Masson-Delmotte
  • Paul Mayewski
  • Francisco Navarro
  • Sharon Robinson
  • Ted Scambos
  • Mike Sparrow
  • Colin Summerhayes
  • Kevin Speer
  • Alexander Klepikov

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • British Antarctic Survey
  • Australian Antarctic Div
  • Université Catholique de Louvain
  • University of Insubria
  • Alfred Wegener Inst Polar & Marine Res
  • Columbia University
  • Texas A&M Univ
  • LSCE
  • University of Maine
  • Technical University of Madrid
  • University of Wollongong (UOW)
  • University of Cambridge
  • Florida State Univ
  • AARI


We present an update of the ‘key points’ from the Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE) report that was published by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) in 2009. We summarise subsequent advances in knowledge concerning how the climates of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean have changed in the past, how they might change in the future, and examine the associated impacts on the marine and terrestrial biota. We also incorporate relevant material presented by SCAR to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings, and make use of emerging results that will form part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-259
Number of pages23
JournalPolar Record
Issue number3
Early online date18 Apr 2013
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014