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West Antarctic Ice Sheet

If the West Antarctic Ice Sheet disintegrates, scientists estimate that this would raise sea levels around the world by 16ft.

Head of the British Antarctic Survey?, Professor Chris Rapley?, wrote "The last IPCC report characterised Antarctica as a slumbering giant in terms of climate change. I would say it is now an awakened giant. There is real concern." - http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=149432006(external link)

See also Greenland Ice Sheet

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