Along Antarctica’s west seashore nearby a Amundsen Sea, good white glaciers
the distance of U.S. states solemnly slip into a ocean. In a early ’80s,
scientists dubbed it a continent’s “weak underbelly” after training that
ice here — that helps reason behind a whole West Antarctic Ice Sheet — is
anchored next sea level.
If oceans warmed, this hapless topography could means fast and
irreversible retreat. In decades past, glaciologists had insincere these
ancient facilities modernized and retreated on epic time beam — not in human
Ever since, climatologists have been mesmerised examination a fast changes.
We now know that melting a whole West Antarctic Ice Sheet could means 15
feet of tellurian sea turn rise. And that’s galvanized a scientific
community, heading to a new $50 million corner U.S.-U.K. plan to predict
ice warp rates.