Antarctic ice shelves could disappear

New Zealand Herald: A number of floating ice shelves in Antarctica are at risk of disappearing entirely in the next 200 years, as global warming reduces their snow cover, a new study has found. Their collapse would enhance the discharge of ice into the oceans and increase the rate at which sea-level rises. Scientists have been observing ice-shelf retreat around the Antarctic Peninsula since the early 1990s, but a new model provides for the first time a strong basis for the prediction of future changes - a major......

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