Antarctic bastion reveals Achilles heel

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EARTH’S largest ice sheet has till now seemed well able to withstand the effects of climate change, but it may have a hidden weakness. While models predict the air over the East
Antarctic ice sheet will remain chilly enough to prevent significant melting for at least a century, a new study suggests that rising sea levels – caused by melting elsewhere – could be its undoing.

Period23 Jun 2007

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  • TitleAntarctic bastion reveals Achilles heel
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNew Scientist
    Media typeWeb
    PersonsAndrew Mackintosh