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The Heart of Antarctica on the Verge of Collapse
Climate Change

The Heart of Antarctica on the Verge of Collapse

Sea level rise will be one of the greatest challenges. We Face In The Next Century how high seas rise and how soon has a lot to do with what happens here? Antarctica holds the largest chunk of ice on Earth. Its Western portion alone contains enough ice to raise sea levels by more than 3 meters and it's in big trouble largely because of this the Thwaites glacier. It's faced hours as high as a six-story building and extends 420 kilometers across the coast of West Antarctica making it about the size of Florida. It's a humongous Glacier that reaches right into the heart of West Antarctica. Melting ice sheets in the Antarctic, particularly one of the largest and unstable glaciers in the region can cause Global Sea level rise And that's a major problem because, in the past ...