Wilkins Ice Shelf Hangs by a Thread in Antarctic (Video)

The Wilkins ice-shelf in Antarctica is on the brink of collapse with just a sliver of ice holding it in place; this is the latest sign of global warming that is altering maps of the frozen continent and an indicator that global climate change feedback loops are getting the best of the frozen continent. Senior member of the U.N. Climate Change Panel David Vaughan, a glaciologist at the British Antarctic Survey, told Reuters after the first -- and probably last -- plane landing near the narrowest strip of ice that the feature is 'in its death throes.' Vaughan also recently concluded that rain speeds antarctic peninsula glacier melt.Related »
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