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It’s Official

Posted in Ecological resilience, Evolution, Revolution with tags , , , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by Rob Wallace

According to two just-released scientific reports–here and here— the West Antarctica ice sheet, all 2.2 million km3 floating attached to the continent, is now officially disintegrating. The NASA animation above shows recent glacier dynamics–increasing velocity and decreasing elevation–along the Amundsen Embayment.

Melt off is now thought irreversible and will likely increase the global sea level ten feet over only a couple hundred years.

Our generation’s Kollektivschuld, unique among Earth’s species extant and extinct, isn’t just that climate change is anthropogenic, but that we could have done something about it and chose not to.

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