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West Antarctic Ice Sheet Has Begun to Collapse

The West Antarctic ice sheet has long been considered at risk due to global warming, and today, two studies report, the melting has begun.

Published On 05/12/2014
5:31 PM EDT
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