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Monday, November 30, 2020
Ice sheets are melting far much faster than we believed– in a worst-case environment breakdown, seaside cities like New York and Shanghai would be overloaded

Ice sheets are melting far much faster than we believed– in...

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The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting. Scientists have known this for years, but they're only now realizing how quickly that melting is happening. Greenland's ice is melting six times faster now than it was four decades ago; the ice sheet is sloughing off an average of 286 billion tons of ice per year.…
China’s intricate winter season celebration is now a graveyard of melting ice castles. Have a look.

China’s intricate winter season celebration is now a graveyard of melting...

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It takes about 110,000 cubic meters of ice to build the elaborate sculptures at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in northeastern China. At the end of each winter, the festival transforms from a fairy-tale landscape of glistening churches, castles, and famous buildings into a graveyard of sunken-in sculptures. Read more: A city…
There’s a cavity beneath Antarctica that’s 2 thirds the size of Manhattan– an indication ice sheets are melting faster than we believed

There’s a cavity beneath Antarctica that’s 2 thirds the size of...

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Scientists have spotted a never-before-seen hole under the Antarctic ice. The cavity d is 984 feet tall and roughly two-thirds the size of Manhattan. It's a sign that this part of the Antarctic ice sheet is melting faster than experts thought. Antarctica is ringed by a skirt of ice sheets and floating ice shelves that…
The Greenland Ice Sheet Is Melting at Astonishing Rate

The Greenland Ice Sheet Is Melting at Astonishing Rate

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Last week, a cauldron of concerning news articles made two things very clear: The ocean is warming and Antarctica's ice is melting. Now, a new study shows how much global warming is pounding another area: Greenland. Greenland's ice sheet is not only melting, but it's melting faster than ever because the area has become more…

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