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Ice loss pushing Antarctica side-wards half an inch per year, according to GPS recordings

Friday, December 13th 2013 - 09:11 UTC
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Heavy ice loss in West Antarctica has weakened it mantle underneath, allowing the stronger East Antarctica mantle to push it around, according to Ohio State University researchers. The discovery was made after recording GPS measurements, which clearly showed that the West Antarctic bedrock is being pushed at an alarming rate of half an inch per year. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    So cutting all the waffle, the “researchers” were surprised that Mother Nature could respond as it has.

    Not much confidence in the forthcoming “model” then if they thought they knew but didn't know. That's what is great about nature: it's bigger and badder than any puny human race could be sans the bomb.

    Dec 13th, 2013 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    Once all the ice melts all the powers will Scramble to Antartica.

    Dec 13th, 2013 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I was going to say lucky Australia owns such a large chunk. But honestly it will take centuries for it to disappear and the rest of the world won't be in such good shape if that should happen.

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 01:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bongo

    @1

    Who's Mother Nature? Is she related to Mother Goose?

    Never mind, in 10 million years or so we might have access to some prime Antarctic real estate.

    If Argentina hasn't claimed it all.

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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