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CNN (March 25)

2020/ 03/ 26 by jd in Global News

“Scientists have been more concerned about West Antarctica, where the ice has been melting faster in recent years.” They are now realizing East Antarctica brings perils as well, especially the Denman Glacier. This “giant glacier” has already “retreated almost three miles” and if it “fully thaws, sea levels would rise almost 5 feet.”

 

Washington Post (May 13)

2014/ 05/ 14 by jd in Global News

“The collapse of the giant West Antarctica ice sheet is underway.” It will be massive, but it won’t be rapid. The apparently “unstoppable” melt could raise sea levels “up to 12 feet,” but it will take anywhere from two centuries to a millennium to fully transpire.

 

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