Glacial Melting In Antarctica Makes Continent The 'Ground Zero Of Global Climate Change'

February 27, 2015 5:08 AM

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Glacial Melting In Antarctica Makes Continent The 'Ground Zero Of Global Climate Change'

CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundreds of meters) below to re-shape Earth.

Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the oceans. As the ice sheets slowly thaw, water pours into the sea — 130 billion tons of ice (118 billion metric tons) per year for the past decade, according to NASA satellite calculations. That's the weight of more than 356,000 E...

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