Antarctic basin melting faster than estimated

May 29, 2014 4:57 AM

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Antarctic basin melting faster than estimated

A new study published in Nature indicates that Antarctica’s melting glaciers has launched so many icebergs into the ocean, the fastest pulse being the, 1A, 14,600 years ago that it has raised the sea level 6.5 feet (2 meters) in just 100 years.

The results are the first direct confirmation for dramatic melting in Antarctica’s past.

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