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Antarctic Peninsula in 'dramatic' ice loss

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 6:31 am    Post subject: Antarctic Peninsula in 'dramatic' ice loss Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32837201

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Satellites have seen a sudden dramatic change in the behaviour of glaciers on the Antarctica Peninsula, according to a Bristol University-led study.

The ice streams were broadly stable up until 2009, since when they have been losing on the order of 56 billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean.

Warm waters from the deep sea may be driving the changes, the UK-based team says.

The details of the satellite research are published in Science Magazine.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original paper:

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6237/899

andthe Guardian report:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/21/stable-antarctic-ice-sheet-may-have-started-collapsing-scientists-say
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better start divesting in my property shares in London and the lower Thames valley then. The Thames barrier won't cope for much longer!

If only!! Very Happy
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