“Glacial Region’s Melt Past ‘Point of No Return,’ NASA Says”

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-12/antarctic-glacier-melt-appears-unstoppable-nasa-says.html

A rapidly melting glacial region of Antarctica has passed “the point of no return,” threatening to increase sea levels, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Not only are we past the point of no return, but we are actually accelerating past it:

“The alarming thing about the glacial evidence is that the rate of change is happening at a human timeframe as opposed to a geological timeframe,” John Skalbeck, a professor of geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, said in a telephone interview. “It’s the rate of change that has geoscientists most alarmed. We’ve not seen these types of rates from the geological past.”

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