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New Study Shows Antarctic Melting Approaching ‘Unstoppable’ Tipping Point

‘What we call the eternal ice of Antarctica unfortunately turns out not to be eternal at all,’ says lead author of new study

A new study published Monday warns that “unstoppable” melting in West Antarctica could make a three-meter increase in sea level “unavoidable.”

According to researchers at Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the vulnerable Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica “has most likely been destabilized.” They point to recent studies indicating that this area of the ice continent is “the first element in the climate system about to tip.”

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