… caused by man-made global warming, right?
– Volcanoes melting Antarctic glaciers from below (Ice Age Now, June 12, 2014):
Dive below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and you’ll find fire as well as ice,
– Global warming is creating MORE ice: Antarctic levels reach a record high because of climate change, scientists claim (Daily Mail, July 5, 2014):
ANTARCTIC BEGAN MELTING 5,000 YEARS EARLIER THAN FIRST THOUGHT
The Antarctic ice sheet is more unstable than first thought with a new study suggesting melting began 5,000 years earlier than previously believed.
The study in May revealed that shrinking of the vast ice sheet accelerated during eight distinct periods between 20,000 and 9,000 years ago causing a rapid sea level rise.
During one period 14,600 years ago, melting glaciers released so many icebergs into the ocean that sea level rose 6.5ft (2 metres) in just 100 years.
The results provide the first clear evidence for dramatic melting in Antarctic’s and reflect predictions for the region’s future.
It also follows recent news that destabilisation of part of the West Antarctic ice sheet has already begun and could be ‘unstoppable.’
The study was conducted by an international team including researchers from Germany, Canada, Hawaii, Lapland and Australia.
Periods of rapid increase in iceberg-rafted debris suggest that more icebergs were being released by the Antarctic ice sheet.
The researchers discovered increased amounts of debris during eight separate episodes beginning as early as 20,000 years ago, and continuing until 9,000 years ago.
Up until now, melting of Antarctic ice sheet wasn’t thought to have started until 14,000 years ago.