Posted on October 17, 2012
Ice streams are moving huge amounts of ice into the oceans from the centre of Antarctica-a continent three-quarters as large as North America.
by Bruce Torrie
The possibility of a substantial sea level change was made all too clear in a recent article in Climate Alert, the newsletter of the prestigious Climate Institute of Washington, DC. In that publication, researchers examined the potential for a breakup of the already two-thirds-collapsed west side of Antarctica, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), and the chance of a six-metre increase in the global sea level.