Study finds 24% of West Antarctic ice is now unstable

American Geophysical Union WASHINGTON–In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a new study. Scientists at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM), based at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom,…

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Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 14-Jan-2019 Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis. — Scientists have long speculated that our planet’s climate system is intimately linked to the Earth’s celestial motions. The pacing of the most recent ice ages, for example, is attributable to changes in the shape of…