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Pine Island Glacier’s retreat ‘irreversible’

Pine Island Glacier’s retreat ‘irreversible’

A study published in ‘Nature Climate Change’ has concluded that the Glacier currently contributing 25% of the total ice loss from West Antarctica has accelerated its retreat, while the amount of water it is adding to the ocean could increase almost five times.

Researchers also warn that radical changes to the Pine Island Glacier could have broader implications for the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet, the disappearance of which would result in the sea levels rising by almost five metres.

Planet Earth Online article

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