An iceberg lies in the Ross Sea with Mount Erebus in the background near McMurdo Station in Antarctica, November 11, 2016. A sheet of meltwater lasted for as long as 15 days in some places on the surface of the Ross Ice Shelf, the largest floating ice platform on Earth, during the Antarctic summer of 2016. (Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)
Scientists have documented a recent, massive melt event on the surface of highly vulnerable West Antarctica that, they fear, could be a harbinger of future events as the planet continues to warm...
(Guest Editorial from WEBS NEWS: The contrast and relatedness between these two stories has preoccupied me for days, so I finally decided to pass my interest on to all of you. First(below) is a link to a Washington Post piece on melting and rain, and worse, in Antarctica. Scary stuff.
Scientists stunned by Antarctic rainfall and a melt area bigger than Texas
Biggest Banks Fueling Climate Disaster With Billions Poured Into 'Extreme Fossil Fuels'
"So finds the latest Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card—produced by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Sierra Club, and Oil Change International—which defines the “extreme” sources as tar sands, Arctic oil, ultra-deepwater oil, coal mining, coal power, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.”
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