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Ice Apocalypse - MULTIPLE METERS SEA LEVEL RISE (narrated video)

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Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century. Based on an article written by Eric Holthaus.

Why a dedicated thread for this?


--- Quote from: gerontocrat on November 23, 2017, 09:51:13 PM ---Why a dedicated thread for this?
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On the one hand, I agree. On the other hand, it's an interesting video.

This is kind of a summary, though planning to publish a video on surface melt vs basal.

Was the article by Holthaus this one on grist?

It was criticised by Tamsin Edwards in the Guardian e.g.

--- Quote ---But Eric is wrong to say Antarctica’s ‘ice budget’ has tipped out of balance due to our burning of fossil fuels. Not only has it been out of balance before – such as the ancient West Antarctic collapse that causes concern – but the reason for the Amundsen Sea changes, where most ice is being lost, is that the ring of deep warm water around Antarctica has welled up onto the continental shelf and is melting the ice from underneath. We don’t know if human activities made this more likely.
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