Floods under Antarctic ice speed glaciers into sea: study - 18 Nov 2008  
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New cause of rising sea levels found. Scientists from the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, USA have discovered that sub-glacial floods occurring below ice covers in Antarctica and Greenland are speeding the movement of glaciers into the sea.

This evidence compounds the effect of already-known factors in sea level rise that are caused by global warming. This new effect highlights the urgency of potential events such as the Greenland ice sheet melting, which alone would raise the world’s oceans by a full 7 meters. Climate Change Institute scientists and all others involved, we thank you for sounding this alarm on the fragile state of our Earth. May we immediately adopt green measures that effectively protect all beings on our shared planetary abode