Facing Future Mar 9, 2023 #Antarctica #Earthquakes #SeaLevel
Sea ice is melting at both poles simultaneously. New technology reveals that the underside of the ice shelves in
#Antarctica is rugged, allowing warm water to melt them more rapidly. Peter Wadhams and Patrick Hogan explain that, due to the loss of huge volumes of ice, the mass of the earth is shifting, causing tectonic activity to increase, and ocean currents to be affected.
It has huge implications for
#SeaLevel rise. We can’t think in linear terms when it comes to exponential changes in the climate system. We have to recognize the danger to coastal communities, and not keep rebuilding on the oceanfront after storms, which are only becoming more powerful.
#Earthquakes may also be more likely.
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