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June 2, 2016

OMG: Berlin Sized Ice Melt in Antarctica

Filed under: Antarctic — sunshinehours1 @ 8:26 AM
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New research has revealed that parts of West Antarctica’s coastline have lost about 386 square miles (1,000 square kilometres) of ice – an area equivalent to the city of Berlin.

Over 40 years.

Berlin is 386 sq miles.

Antarctica is 5,400,000 sq miles.

East Antarctica is growing ice.

 

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6 Comments »

  1. How am I going to sleep tonight knowing this….mmmm…think i’ll just roll over and sleep soundly!

    Where do they dig these people up anyhow!!

    Comment by lance — June 2, 2016 @ 10:53 AM | Reply

  2. OMG! It’s ‘worse than we thought™’!

    Comment by catweazle666 — June 2, 2016 @ 5:50 PM | Reply

    • MASSIVE warm spot over Antarctica.. UNPRECEDENTED !!!!

      Except…. there ain’t !!!

      Comment by AndyG55 — June 3, 2016 @ 1:57 AM | Reply

  3. There will be more ice loss as the volcanic geology of the area dictates.

    Comment by PhySciTech — June 4, 2016 @ 9:11 AM | Reply

  4. 386/5.4 mil is a change of 0.007%. Oh man, this sounds bad, real bad. A seven-one-thousandth of one percent change. Thank God we have supercomputers to calculate to 128 decimal places so we can always track the loss.

    Comment by Donald Kasper — June 5, 2016 @ 12:02 AM | Reply

  5. They always have to run to the Ross shelf to look for melt, then confuse that with the continent just 350 miles away.

    Comment by Donald Kasper — June 5, 2016 @ 12:03 AM | Reply


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