West Antarctic Ice Sheet change since the last glacial period
The potential for rapid deglaciation, or collapse, of the 2–million–square–kilometer West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) in response to climate change is one of the most serious environmental threats facing mankind. The WAIS is a marine ice sheet with large parts of its ice grounded below sea level. Complete collapse would result in a global sea level rise of approximately 5 meters, with immense social, economic, and ecological consequences.
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