Rapid Thinning of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier May be Irreversible

Nature World: The rapid thinning of Pine Island Glacier, located on the West Antarctic ice sheet, may be irreversible, an international team of scientists warn. Spanning more than 160,000 square kilometers, the PIG, as the ice mass is known, is the largest single contributor to sea-level rise in Antarctica, contributing 25 percent of the total ice loss from West Antarctica, according to the new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The report states that melting has become so excessive, the......

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