East Antarctica Glacier Shows Signs of Melting and Affecting Global Sea Levels

March 17, 2015 10:04 AM

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Climate change has caused a severe melting in Antarctica, as a 40-mile-long glacier is predicted to trigger a significant rise of 10 feet in global sea levels.

Totten Glacier, located in East Antarctica, is being constantly hit with warm water coming from a valley underneath, accelerating melting from the base to the top. Observations show the glacier contains enough water in its 40 miles long and 18 miles wide form to cause sea levels to rise by 10 feet.

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