The science and history of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets
Despite increased interest in the physical study of ice sheets, very little attention has been given to their scientific and political history. However, if our societal and governmental response to ice sheet melt is to be fully informed, a more nuanced analysis of how ice sheet knowledge has been produced and utilised in the past is urgently needed. The EU-funded ICEglobe project will address this knowledge gap by researching the intertwined processes of scientific and cultural exchange between the different sources of information on the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. The initiative will analyse the collaborative, technological and geopolitical contexts that have shaped our knowledge to determine how the modelling of ice sheets and melt have influenced the idea of reciprocity and coexistence between humanity and nature.