East Antarctica glacial stronghold melting as seas warm


Published By: Climate change | The Guardian Link: http://https://www.findclimateanswers.com/east-antarctica-glacial-stronghold-melting-as-seas-warm/

Nasa detects ice retreat probably linked to ocean changes in region once thought stable

A group of glaciers spanning an eighth of the East Antarctica coastline are being melted by the warming seas, scientists have discovered.

This Antarctic region stores a vast amount of ice, which, if lost, would in the long-term raise global sea level by tens of metres and drown coastal settlements around the world.

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