World's Largest Ice Sheets Melting At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

August 21, 2014 8:13 PM

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In this Dec. 1, 2009 photo provided by Aurora Expeditions, an inflatable boat carries tourists past an iceberg along the Antarctic Peninsula. In a remote, frozen, almost pristine land where the only human residents are involved in research, tourism comes with risks, for both the continent and the tourists. (AP Photo/Aurora Expeditions, Andrew Halsall)

In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 photo, the distant Royal Society Range, photographed from Ross Island, Antarctica, soars 4,200 meters (13,200 feet) above the ice-clogged waters of McMurdo Sound. Tourism is rebounding here five years after the financial crisis stifled what had been a burgeoning industr...

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