OMG: Berlin Sized Ice Melt in Antarctica

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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!!

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  2. 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.

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

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