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Unstoppable Antarctic ice sheet collapse – expert responds

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 14th, 2014.

Major glaciers in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are melting faster than expected, and the entire sheet is now headed for inevitable collapse, according to two research papers publicised this week. The first, from the journal Geophysical Research Letters, draws on 40 years of observations of West Antarctica’s glaciers and multiple lines of evidence to conclude that glaciers on the […]

Polar ice loss speed-up may not last – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on July 15th, 2013.

Satellite observations have measured accelerating polar ice mass loss over the past decade as part of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE). The unprecedented speed of recent ice loss has prompted some scientists to warn of the potential for sea level rise as much as 35 cm higher than the projections contained in the […]

NZ Herald: Rob Fenwick – Sea levels set for dramatic rise

Peter Griffin posted in on June 17th, 2010.

Rob Fenwick writes in the New Zealand Herald about sea level rise and the conference he attended which saw 2500 polar scientists – the largest such group ever – gather to discuss ice melt and sea level rise. While there is consensus amongst polar (and many other) scientists that sea level rise will occur, more […]

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