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Friday, March 24, 2006

antarctica melting at alarming rate

UK's TimesOnline reports that many coastal cities, including London and New York, will be underwater by 2100 at the rate that Antarctica's ice sheet is melting.

The threat comes from melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, which scientists behind the research now believe are on track to release vast volumes of water significantly more quickly than older models have predicted. Their analysis of events between 129,000 and 116,000 years ago, when the Arctic last warmed to temperatures forecast for 2100, shows that there could be large rises in sea level.

link via HuffPo

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