Antarctic ice sheet ‘past the point of no return’

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet will eventually collapse, according to new research. A section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is experiencing “unstoppable” melting, and is in danger of breaking off into the sea.

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA have declared six of the glaciers in the Amundsen Sea “past the point of no return”.

These glaciers are predicted to melt within several centuries and contain enough ice to raise the sea level by four feet. An increase in ocean temperatures is likely to blame.

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