Goodbye Antarctic ice shelf, hello ocean views, as melt rate doubles12/25/2012
Just when you thought you'd outlived the apocalypse. New data analysis by U.S. researchers has shown that a very large lump of ice known as the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is melting twice as fast as previously believed, a process that could have severe impact on sea levels. Not only is the temperature of the water around Antarctica causing the submerged ice to melt faster, the heat of the atmosphere may cause the ice to also melt from above. According to Andrew Monaghan of the U.S. Center for Atmospheric Research, "we're seeing one of the strongest warming signals on Earth." [Source]
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