Antarctica Is Melting, and Giant Ice Cracks Are Just the Start

An LDEO and British Antarctic Survey expedition, dating back to 1994, discovered how warm water  coming from the South Pacific, was channeling  under the Pine Island Ice Shelf, creating melt rates  that “were just crazy” —   Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oceanographer Stan Jacobs believed the ice was probably thinning up to 300 feet per year. How this research foretold fast melting today. 



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