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Antarctic ice shelves are being melted from beneath.

The results of a new NASA study suggest that recent accelerating ice loss from West Antarctica is being caused by warm ocean currents attacking the underside of ice shelves. The international team of scientists that conducted this study published their results today (April 25, 2012) in the science journal Nature, and they also released the video below.

Source: http://earthsky.org/earth/ocean-currents-not-warm-air-are-driving-antarctic-ice-loss
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