A new research study indicates that the rate at which the Antarctic ice sheet is melting will increase rapidly in the coming decades due to the warming Southern Ocean. The study suggests that this melting process will continue to accelerate, regardless of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The increased melting is projected to have significant consequences for global sea-level rise and the stability of coastal areas. The findings highlight the urgent need for effective strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change and sea-level rise in the future.
Today: December 6, 2023