What saved the West Antarctic Ice Sheet 10,000 years ago will not save it today

Posted by on June 14, 2018 2:12 pm
Categories: Science

The retreat of the West Antarctic ice masses after the last Ice Age was reversed surprisingly about 10,000 years ago, scientists found. The reason for the rebound is that, relieved from the weight of the retreating ice, the Earth crust lifted. This made the ice re-advance towards the ocean. Unfortunately, this mechanism is much to slow to prevent dangerous sea-level rise caused by West Antarctica’s ice-loss in the present and near future.

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