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Tag: East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Looking to the Past to Understand the Future of Sea Level Rise

More and more the history of our planet is being used to help us understand the future of our planet. Scientists from Boston University have recently published their findings of the mid-Pliocene climate optimum period 3 million years ago, and the similarities it could hold for the future centuries of our planet.

Turning Antarctic Ice-Making Upside Down

New evidence provided by researchers flying over East Antarcticaโ€™s Gamburtsev Mountainโ€™s between November 2008 to January 2009 has shown that there is ice forming at the bottom of the massive ice sheets that cover Antarctica, as well as on the top.