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One Trillion Ton Iceberg

By Daniel Brouse An iceberg weighing over one trillion tons (about the size of Delaware) broke off Antarctica. “Antarctica contains 90% of the world’s fresh water as ice. If all the ice melts, sea levels will rise by 60 meters (200 feet). The sea ice melting doesn’t raise the sea level as the ice is […]

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Antarctica And Rising Sea Level

by Daniel Brouse and Sidd Mukherjee The U.N. weather agency said the Antarctic peninsula has set a heat record of 63.5° Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius) on March 24, 2015. In March of 2017, there is about 10% less sea ice in Antarctica than the previous record minimum. “One would probably say that the old record […]

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Chilling Facts About Antarctica

by Daniel Brouse for The Human Induced Climate Change Experiment A 1,930 square mile chunk of ice is getting ready to fall off a glacier in Antarctica. In December 2016, a large crack appeared in part of Larsen C ice shelf. Global warming is increasing the temperature of the ocean water even more than the […]

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Antarctica: Melting Glacier Could See Sea Levels to Rise by 6 Feet

In a new study by Imperial College of London, “current rates of climate change could trigger instability in a major Antarctic glacier, ultimately leading to more than 2m of sea-level rise.” “The evidence coming together is painting a picture of East Antarctica being much more vulnerable to a warming environment than we thought,” said Professor […]

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Antarctica High

The Weather Underground reports Antarctica hit a record high temperature. Antarctica may have experienced its warmest day ever recorded on Tuesday, with the temperature reading of 63.5°F, reports The Weather Underground. Tuesday’s record high temperature follows another high reading of 63.3°F set just the day before. Until this week’s heat wave, the highest-known recorded temperature […]

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Antarctica Ice Loss

Warm Ocean Currents Cause Majority of Ice Loss from Antarctica WASHINGTON, DC (USA) — Warm ocean currents attacking the underside of ice shelves are the dominant cause of recent ice loss from Antarctica, a new study using measurements from NASA’s Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) revealed. An international team of scientists used a […]

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