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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:31 AM

West Antarctic Ice Sheet warming twice earlier estimate


The data from Byrd Station shows rapid warming on the west Antarctic ice sheet

A new analysis of temperature records indicates that the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet is warming nearly twice as fast as previously thought.

US researchers say they found the first evidence of warming during the southern hemisphere's summer months.

They are worried that the increased melting of ice as a result of warmer temperatures could contribute to sea-level rise.

The study has been published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:36 PM

1. And once again we get: "faster, higher, hotter, worse..." than what was expected. nt


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