Glacier Melt Warning Signs from the Antarctic (Video)

Reuters News video: A senior member of the U.N. Climate Panel David Vaughan is recording worrying signs of glacier melt as a result of what he calls "a fingerprint of anthropogenic climate change" adding to world sea levels. Vaughan, a glaciologist with the British Antarctic Survey, makes his remarks from an open speedboat crossing a bay on the Antarctic Peninsula which had been blanketed by ice for thousands of years but is now open water. The bay is fed by the small Sheldon Glacier which Vaughan used to illustrate his concerns to Reuters correspondent on the scene Stuart McDill. Most the earth's fresh water is frozen in the ice of Antarctica and if it all melted it is estimated that sea levels would rise 60 meters, now nearly 90% of the glaciers on the peninsula are melting.Related »
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