How ice-shelf loss leads to faster sea-level rise: The shield is crumbling

Over the past 20 years, many ice shelves in Antarctica have shrunk and some have disappeared entirely. This has resulted in a significant acceleration of many Antarctic glaciers, contributing to rising sea levels. Researchers have used a complex model to show for the first time at what point the ‘buttressing’ role of ice shelves is impaired due to their decline. —> Read More