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Target 2041 - What is the impact of global warming on Antarctica?

For live blog coverage of the International Antarctic Expedition 2013: http://news.sky.com/story/1058237/antarctica-expedition-live-updates.
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GLOBAL WARNING - Antarctica Ice Melting Fast Global Warming Potential Sea Level Rise of 75 Metres

GLOBAL WARNING - Antarctica Ice Melting Fast Global Warming Potential Sea Level Rise of 70 Metres.
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NASA - Global Warming: Unstoppable Path to Antarctica Meltdown

A rapidly disappearing section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be on an unstoppable path to complete meltdown. The glaciers contain enough ice to ...
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Penguins and Global Warming ★ Climate Change Devastates Emperor Penguins ♦ In Antarctica

About: Climate Change, Global Warming, Penguins, Science Nation, Antarctica - YouTube Video Science Nation Playlist △ http://goo.gl/iUvttv Climate Change Lik...
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Antarctica Global Warming

In my January 2010 trip to Antarctica, our travel guide, who has personally skiied to the South Pole twice, confirmed that there are signs of global warming ...
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Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans as Antarctic Ice Melts

Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans as Antarctic Ice Melts | inquiring about the world | Scoop.it
The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the disintegration, two groups of scientists reported Monday.

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Artur Alves's curator insight, May 12, 2014 5:37 PM

The West Antarctic ice sheet appears to be melting uncontrollably.  This could spell disaster for coastal areas on the medium term. Over the next century, global seal levels will rise by 300 cm.

 

«Whatever the mix of causes, they appear to have triggered a retreat of the ice sheet that can no longer be stopped, even if the factors drawing in the warmer water were to reverse suddenly, the scientists said. At this point, a decrease in the melt rate back to earlier levels would be “too little, too late to stabilize the ice sheet,” said Ian Joughin, a glaciologist at the University of Washington and lead author of the new paper in Science. “There’s no stabilization mechanism.”

The basic problem is that much of the West Antarctic ice sheet sits below sea level in a kind of bowl-shaped depression the earth. As Dr. Mercer outlined in 1978, once the part of the ice sheet sitting on the rim of the bowl melts and the ice retreats into deeper water, it becomes unstable and highly vulnerable to further melting.«

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Unhappy feet: Emperor penguins threatened by climate change - CBS News

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CBS News Unhappy feet: Emperor penguins threatened by climate change CBS News Climate change, which is quickly melting the sea ice this species depends on for survival, could cause dramatic drops in the number of emperor penguins across Antarctica...
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Global Warming On Antarctica

My project for humanities about the impact of global warming on Antarctica.
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Global Warming - Antarctica Ice

Glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula are melting away at an alarming rate.
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Saving the Antarctic from Global Warming

Robert Swan, the first man to walk to both the North and South Poles, is on a mission to save the Antarctic.
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