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Runaway ice loss in Antarctica

Runaway ice loss in #Antarctica. By studying #rocks at different elevations beside the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, scientists have concluded that a period of rapid glacier thinning occurred in the recent geological past, and persisted for several centuries.

Paleogeography of North America during the late Campanian Stage of the Late Cretaceous (~75 Million years ago). Image credit: Sampson, Scott D., et al. via PLoSone and Wikimedia Commons.

Solstice Dawn and Full Moonset Love Astronomy Picture of the Day follow @CutePhoneCases #Astronomy #PictureoftheDay

Vanishing Arctic ice is the planet's white flag of surrender

"Vanishing Arctic ice is the planet's white flag of surrender-The planet's last great global ice melt left a benign and balmy climate in which civilisation was cradled: the new great melting heralds a grave threat to civilisation..."

Melting of Antarctic ice shelves set to intensify