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Friday, May 20, 2016

‘Fundamentally unstable’: Scientists confirm their fears about East Antarctica’s biggest glacier



‘Fundamentally unstable’: Scientists confirm their fears about East Antarctica’s biggest glacier

There are useful interactive models and videos at the original online story.

Scientists ringing alarm bells about the melting of Antarctica have focused most of their attention, so far, on the smaller West Antarctic ice sheet, which is grounded deep below sea level and highly exposed to the influence of warming seas. But new research published in the journal Nature Wednesday reaffirms that there’s a possibly even bigger — if slower moving — threat in the much larger ice mass of East Antarctica.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/05/18/fundamentally-unstable-scientists-confirm-their-worries-about-east-antarcticas-biggest-glacier/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_green

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