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Satellite images show the runaway disintegration of a 160-square-mile chunk in western Antarctica, which started Feb. 28. It was the edge of the Wilkins ice shelf and has been there for hundreds, maybe 1,500 years.
Originally posted by Solarskye
reply to post by ElectricUncleSam
You know if the phrase "Global Warming" wasn't in those hyperlinks you supplied then I may be apt to believe it. But I feel there is no global warming going on and to me that makes those links useless information.
Ice shelves are floating ice sheets attached to the coast. Because they are already floating, their collapse does not have any effect on sea levels, according to the Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey.