NOAA: Record Antarctic Sea Ice Growth Linked To Its Staggering Loss Of Land Ice

Posted by Mike Confino, October 9, 2014

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NOAA said in a news release Tuesday that “as counterintuitive as expanding winter Antarctic sea ice may appear on a warming planet, it may actually be a manifestation of recent warming.”

The most important thing to know about Antarctica and ice is that a large part of the South Pole’s great sheet of land ice is close to or at a point of no return for irreversible collapse. The rate of loss of that ice has reached record levels, tripling in the last five years alone. Only immediate action to sharply reverse carbon pollution could stop or significantly slow that.

via NOAA: Record Antarctic Sea Ice Growth Linked To Its Staggering Loss Of Land Ice | ThinkProgress.

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