Did You Know: West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Did you know? — By on 2011/10/02 5:29 AM

Did you know that if the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet were to melt that global average sea levels would rise by *3.3 meters ?

Melting would represents an immense creeping disaster, direct and indirect, for more than than 3.2 billion people worldwide who live within 200 miles of a coastline.

* number provided by Jonathan Bamber, a professor of physical geography, and his colleagues (published in journal Science in 2009)

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