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Antarctic ice sheet warming much faster than previously thought

Remote monitoring equipment on the western part of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is showing an increase of 4.3 degrees Fahrenheit (2.4 degrees Celsius) in average annual temperature since 1958 – around three times faster than average global temperature rises. A study detailing the temperature record from Byrd Station, appearing in the journalNature […]

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