Why Antarctica’s Melt is Important

June 14, 2018

New research out of Antarctica shows the continent’s ice mass loss has tripled in the last 5 years or so.

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That’s not good, so might be time to review some of the key Antarctica videos from the last few years.

Key points:

Sea level markers from the past indicate that very large changes in Sea Level are possible with relatively small differences in global temperature.
Prediction of future sea level rise difficult, as human forcing is stronger than natural forcing – no natural analog to what we are doing currently.

Ice sheets can move very quickly when the physics lines up.

 

 

Which leaves me thinking of this immortal line.

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