Antarctica’s melting, seas will rise: here’s why

How is Antarctica melting? Much faster than we hoped, according to the latest research — neatly explained in the latest Peter Sinclair This Is Not Cool video for Yale Climate Connections (formerly the Yale Forum), cunningly titled Meltwater Pulse 2b. Just how fast the West Antarctic Ice Sheet will melt, and how much East Antarctica will contribute to near term sea level rise is open an open question, but the news is not good, as the latest research on the stability of the Antarctic ice sheet at the end of the last ice age suggests.

4 thoughts on “Antarctica’s melting, seas will rise: here’s why”

    1. Nice blog entry.
      But I guess it should read: ….150 metres below the surface moving in a westerly easterly direction towards Mexico and this water is 6C above normal…..

        1. Yes, it took me quite a while to get comfortable with the fact that the sun moves from ‘right to left’ when looking towards it after coming here from the Northern Hemisphere to, it felt so wired! :-)

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