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Antarctic dispatches

May 18, 2017
The New York Times /

NYT went to Antarctica to understand how changes to its vast ice sheet might affect the world. The acceleration is making some scientists fear that Antarctica’s ice sheet may have entered the early stages of an unstoppable disintegration.

Because the collapse of vulnerable parts of the ice sheet could raise the sea level dramatically, the continued existence of the world’s great coastal cities — Miami, New York, Shanghai and many more — is tied to Antarctica’s fate.