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Climate Change and the Glacial Realms

Antarctica A temperature warming of >2.5 oC (coolantarctica.com) observed in the Antarctic Peninsula over the last 40 years has been the largest surface warming on the planet. In response, nearly 90 per cent of the glaciers in this region are in retreat with a succession of ice shelf disintegrations. The increase in surface run off, as a consequence of melting, has damaged the structural integrity of the ice shelves, leaving these vulnerable to collapse. The disintegration of these ice shelves...

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