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The Loss of West Antarctic Glaciers Appears Unstoppable (TWO of FOUR)

Professor Eric Rignot, NASA and Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine
Program TWO of FOUR
A new study presented by Professor Eric Rignot and researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, presented in May, 2014, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline. The Pine Island, Thwaites, and four other glaciers contain enough ice to raise global sea level by 4 feet and they are melting faster than most scientists had expected. These new findings, we are told, will require an upward revision to current predictions of sea level rise.
The NASA glaciologist Eric Rignot who is also Professor of Earth System Science at [ . . . ]

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