Warm waters rushing towards Antarctica's biggest ice sheet: New research

Warm waters rushing towards Antarctica’s biggest ice sheet: New research

Warmer waters are flowing towards the East Antarctic ice sheet, according to our alarming new research which reveals a potential new driver of global sea-level rise.

The research, published today in Nature Climate Change, shows changing water circulation in the Southern Ocean may be compromising the stability of the East Antarctic ice sheet. The ice sheet, about the size of the United States, is the largest in the world.

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