Glaciers in Antarctic thought stable suddenly melting massive rate

Independent: A sudden and massive melting of glaciers in a part of the Antarctic that was thought to be relatively stable has been detected by satellites monitoring the polar ice sheet, scientists have said. Many glaciers in the Southern Antarctic Peninsula have become unstable since 2009, releasing vast amounts of ice into the sea equivalent to about 56bn tonnes of meltwater each year, the researchers said. Multiple glaciers along a stretch of coastline 750km long have suddenly and consistently started......

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