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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Antarctic Glacier Collapse Means Sea-Level Rise Now ‘Unstoppable’ | The Mind Unleashed
Antarctic Glacier Collapse Means Sea-Level Rise Now ‘Unstoppable’ | The Mind Unleashed: Climate change is a large, multi-faceted issue so it is hard to name any one aspect as being most important. However, one aspect that is hard to ignore is the fact that a rising sea level has massive socioeconomic implications. Unfortunately, a new paper from lead author Eric Rignot at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory published in�Geophysical Research Letters�claims that some glaciers in West Antarctica “have passed the point of no return” and are sliding into the ocean where they will melt and contribute to increased sea-level.