How will Antarctic melting affect coastlines? Wholesale Melt-Out of Antarctica Unlikely, But Ice in Texas-sized Amundsen Sea Embayment Could Be Gone in Decades

Dear EarthTalk: To what extent is Antarctica really melting and what impact might it have on coastlines around the world? — Andrea Hutchinson, Cary, NC   The Antarctic continent, roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined, is composed of rock covered by glaciers some 16,000 feet thick. The glaciers form from fallen snow compacting […]