Monday, May 22, 2017

Looming floods, threaten cities

More than 60 percent of the freshwater on Earth is locked in Antarctica’s ice sheets.

Parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet are rapidly losing ice into the sea. Red areas have lost significant amounts of ice since 2010. Blue areas have gained ice.

And because much of West Antarctica’s ice sits below sea level, it is especially vulnerable to ocean heat.

Read the second part of the three-part series on The New York Times - ‘Antarctic Dispatches’ - “Looming floods, threaten cities.”

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