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Antarctic glacier may melt on its own, raise sea level 10 feet
Description: Science likes to surprise us. That's the extraordinary, mind-opening thing about it. It's possible that is now happening with one of the most stunning stories yet in the climate change saga - the finding that the enormous glaciers of West Antarctica appear to be retreating in an "unstoppable" way. It's a process which, if it continues, could ultimately turn the West Antarctic ice sheet into an area of wide open ocean and raise global sea levels by 10 feet. [Source: Portland Press Herald]
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Source: Portland Press Herald
Publish Date: 11/23/2016
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