Antarctic ice is melting so fast the whole continent may be at risk by 2100

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New research predicts a doubling of surface melting of the ice shelves by 2050, risking their collapse by the end of the century, say scientists

Antarctic ice is melting so fast that the stability of the whole continent could be at risk by 2100, scientists have warned.

Widespread collapse of Antarctic ice shelves – floating extensions of land ice projecting into the sea – could pave the way for dramatic rises in sea level. Continue reading…