Antartica – Ice Shelf At Risk of Cracking, Threatening Sea Levels Around the World

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After breaking an ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists warn that there is a high chance of a dramatic impact of the glacier on the waters of the oceans and seas around the world. The expectation is that the glacier could raise the sea levels by one meter within 10 years. A river of ice behind the melting glacier could be released with the collapse of the glacier and discharge large amounts of fresh water into the ocean. The final collapse of the glacier is expected to occur within 5 years, according to Prof. Erin Petitt, of the University of Oregon, USA.

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