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5 Myths About Antarctic Melt

Here's the reality behind some common misconceptions about big changes in Antarctica.

May 14, 2014
12:30 PM EDT
This image shows a view of the Earth on Sept. 21, 2005, when Antarctic sea ice was at its full extent. | NASA
Mt. Erebus smokes in this aerial view from 2009. | Nick Powell/National Science Foundation
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In this graphic, the red regions are areas where temperatures have increased the most during the last 50 years, particularly in West Antarctica, The dark blue regions have had a lesser degree of warming. | NASA/GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
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