Antarctic melting irreversible in 60 years 151102.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

Satellite observations and simulations of an ice sheet model, provide researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, a more long-term and larger-scale prediction of the collapse of the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). It was found that the destabilization of the entire ice sheet would be irreversible if current conditions don’t change by 2075. Eric Niiler, provides a brief summary for Discovery News, and includes comments from Ian Joughin, one of the climate researchers who, in 2014, hypothesized that the melting of two glaciers, Thwaite’s and Pine Island, in the West Antarctic, was underway and would lead to the destabilization of the larger ice sheet from which they arise.

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