2014 was the year of the melting ice sheet

Quartz: Just as the planet swivels on the poles, so too does the fate of its coastlines. The disaster movie effects of climate change--drowning coastlines and raging blizzards, for instance--are tied to thawing ice sheets and glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctica. Research published throughout 2014 made this all the clearer--and scarier. Here's a roundup of what we learned this year about melting ice sheets: The melt rate in West Antarctica has trebled in the past decade Though scientists have known......

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