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West Antarctic ice sheet faces ‘unavoidable’ melting, a warning for sea level rise

Regardless of how aggressively humans act to reduce fossil fuel emissions, waters around some of Antarctica’s glaciers are forecast to warm at a pace three times faster than they have in the past, a new study says.
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35 million year old data could unlock future of Antarctica

Scientists have unravelled the secrets of a period 35 million years ago when Earth cooled rapidly, leaving Antarctica shrouded in ice. The findings could help to predict the unstable future of the West Antarctic ice sheet, researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute say.

Thwaites glacier in Antarctica could collapse soon

Doomsday glacier in Antarctica could collapse soon: new research

New data suggests a massive collapse of the ice shelf in as little as five years. “We are dealing with an event that no human has ever witnessed,” says one scientist. “We have no analog for this.”

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is in trouble, new data shows

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is in trouble, new data shows

Glaciers all over Antarctica are in trouble as ice there rapidly melts. There’s no Antarctic glacier whose fate is more consequential for our future than the Thwaites Glacier, and new research in Science Advances shows that things aren’t looking good.
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Antarctic glaciers breaking free
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Two major Antarctic glaciers are tearing loose from their restraints, scientists say

At the bottom of the planet, the world’s most dangerous glaciers are breaking free.
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Temperatures at a Florida-size glacier in Antarctica alarm scientists
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Temperatures at a Florida-size glacier in Antarctica alarm scientists

Researchers in Antarctica found unusually warm water beneath a massive glacier that is already melting and contributing to sea level rise. 
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Newly spotted lakes on Greenland ice sheet are speeding up its demise

Newly spotted lakes on Greenland ice sheet are speeding up its demise

Satellite sleuthing reveals that Greenland summers now are warm enough to create 27 percent more lakes than 20 years ago, and at higher elevations.
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