On Thursday, the journal Nature contained some
: If greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow over the next several decades, scientists are predicting that Antarctica's ice sheet will collapse, raising global sea levels by more than 3 feet by 2100.
"That is literally remapping how the planet looks from space," study co-author Rob DeConto, a geoscientist at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, told Nature.
Here are some facts about the planet's single biggest ice mass, and why it is so important to the planet.
Antarctica Melt May Lift Seas 3 Ft by 2100: Study