Latest West Antarctic Ice Sheet Stories
Experts say one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica is thinning four times faster than it was 10 years ago.
A new study published this week takes scientists a step further in their quest to understand how Antarctica's vast glaciers will contribute to future sea-level rise.
Scientists have reevaluated the repercussions that the Earth would suffer if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet were to completely melt.
The potential contribution to sea level rise from a collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) have been greatly overestimated, according to a new study published in the journal Science.
Motorway-sized troughs and channels carved into Antarctica's continental shelves by glaciers thousands of years ago could help scientists to predict future sea-level rise according to a report in the journal Geology this month (May).
Two new reports published in the journal Nature illustrate possible flooding due to climate change and a meltdown of the massive West Antarctic ice sheet.
A robot submarine studying the underbelly of an Antarctic ice shelf has found evidence of rising sea levels, scientists reported on Tuesday.
A poll of experts finds that a dramatic climate shift such as the death of the Amazon forest or the disappearance of Greenlandâ€™s ice is more than 50 percent likely during the next 200 years under the worst case global warming scenarios.
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