“The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the disintegration,” The New York Times reports two groups of scientists stated Monday.
The finding means that a rise in global sea levels of at least 10 feet may now be inevitable, the Times goes on to say. Thomas P. Wagner, who runs NASA’s programs on polar ice and helped oversee some of the research, is quoted as saying, “This is really happening. … There’s nothing to stop it now. But you are still limited by the physics of how fast the ice can flow.”
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